wonderful design is not just in the uk anymore
Last year, Mr. M and I seriously contemplated hopping the virtual pond to buy this newly released set of penguin classics (with jacket covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith) last year as a present for the M family from Waterstone’s… but the shipping and timing was quite off for a holiday delivery, so we passed on seeing these go to their literature-loving household.

I’m happy to report that this holiday season, your lovely neighborhood has 8 of the 10 of the books in stock… complete at a discount of only $13.60 each (they’re listed at $20 each). [UPDATE MARCH 2010 — 9/10 ARE NOW IN STOCK!]

Here are the titles available:

1) Madame Bovary (unavailable on
2) Great Expectations
3) Wuthering Heights
4) Sense and Sensibility
5) Cranford
6) Tess of the D’Urbervilles
7) Pride and Prejudice
8) Crime and Punishment
9) Jane Eyre
10) The Picture of Dorian Gray

If those book jackets aren’t enticing enough… here’s the next set of releases from Ms. Bickford-Smith:


This set includes:
1 ) The Hound of the Baskervilles
2 ) Oliver Twist
3 ) Emma
4 ) The Odyssey
5 ) The Woman in White
6 ) Treasure Island
7 ) The Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint
8 ) Lady Chatterly’s Lover
9 ) Little Women
10 ) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass