Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Penguin classics winner!

I won a Penguin Black Classics Subscriber only giveaway! I am a subscriber to Penguin Australia's email list and they had a competition where you had to say what your favorite Penguin Black classics is for your chance to win 10 Penguin Black Classics. My favorite was The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon, I have read it so many times over the years and it is a book that I keep returning to and re-falling in love with.

I was so excited when I got the email to say I had won, but then I had the hard task of choosing ten Black Classics - there are so many great books to choose from! This was the eclectic list that I settled on and they arrived yesterday:

1. Baudelaire Charles Selected Poems
2. Keats John Complete Poems
3. Kierkegaard Soren Fear & Trembling
4. Seneca Dialogues & Letters
5. Shackleton Ernest South:The Endurance Expedition
6. Caesar Julius Conquest of Gaul
7. Darwin Charles Voyage of the Beagle
8. De Quincey Thomas Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
9. Huysmans Joris-Karl The Damned
10.Goethe The Sorrows of Young Werther


  1. How fantastic! I'm so jealous! What an awesome prize. :)

  2. Congratulations Fiona! How cool is that? and such a worthy recipient too :) The Pillow Book is one of my favourites too... must seek it out again. I'm reading Norwegian Wood at the moment because of you... very much enjoying it. Thank you :) Kx

  3. What a wonderful prize! Excellent selection, too!


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