I couldn’t resist buying this bag (yes, I’m a terrible spend thrift when it comes to Austen merchandise). I saw it on the rack in Kinokuniya, in The Galeries, Sydney and just had to pick it up. For (AU)$17.95 I thought it was a great buy, and especially needed at the time as I’d just bought several books and one of my grocery bags was splitting.
Because, although we shouldn’t, we all do judge a book by its cover… so I decided to do a “Top Ten” of the best Pride and Prejudice book covers I could find. Some of them (including the favourite) I have seen in book stores, whereas others I have only had the pleasure on the internet. Choosing the perfect cover is a bit of an important exercise for your favourite book, and it can change the entire way you perceive a novel. Myself- I have at least four copies, I’d say. One is the boring orange-and-white penguin book, that was only about $10 and therefore I justified another copy. Continue reading