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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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eBooks use Pride and Prejudice to sell themselves

I’ve been noticing a weird trend.  eBooks in stores and advertisements are using Pride and Prejudice as their demo book.  But why?  Perhaps it’s because the text is in the public domain, and so it isn’t another cost for them.  But there are a tonne of books freely available in the same way, so I think there must be another additional reason.  Personally, I froth at the mouth whenever I even think about an eBook reader, so seeing Pride and Prejudice advertised with these darlings is an extra little kick of happiness.

That lovely piece of equipment is called a Kindle.  See how becoming Pride and Prejudice is on an eReader?!

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