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The perfect handbag copy of Pride and Prejudice

I found it today in Newtown, Sydney. It’s ‘The Perfect Handbag Copy’ that I’ve been waiting forever to have. At least, I now see it that way even though I’d been fairly happy carting along a couple of different full-sized versions up until this point. It’s stylish, smaller than the width of my handspan, and the font is still easily readable.

From UK’s Octopus Publishing Group, bargain books branch Bounty Books, it’s really cute! Just £3.99 on the site (£7.99 on the cover) or, as I snapped it up for, (AU)$9.95 (in Modern Times, Newtown), it’s a paperback and was published on 1 November 2011 (according to their website). ISBN: 9780753722725.

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The top ten P&P Borders Covers

As many of you know, I am picky when it comes to books and their covers.  If a book is ugly, I will generally refuse to buy it.  I’ve previously presented my “Top Ten Pride and Prejudice book covers” as well as the “Top Ten Foreign Pride and Prejudice Book Covers” however I was looking through the Borders website the other day, and I found some new ones (I almost squealed the house down).  And yes, I went through all 874 results for this!  I have endeavoured not to include eBooks when it is clear (but sometimes they are listed wrongly) and I have not included books from the previous lists, at least not to my knowledge.

10.)  This pink and purple cover is girly enough to make me grin, but not too sugar-plum-fairy.  I like the little understated illustration, and I think it would be perfect for a first copy for a 14 year old or similar age.  It’s a US Penguin Edition from the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition series.  Ahh, Penguin, how much do I love thee…

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Uni copyright debate… turned into Jane Austen discussion

As an assignment for university (UTS- communications), we were asked to prepare for group debates.  Ours was about copyright, and the creative commons.  Feeling a little out of my depth, I ad-libbed and swung the conversation around to something I knew about.  Pride and Prejudice.   And, um, all things Austen. 

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