Win a full set of the Abacus 40th Anniversary editions
April 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Abacus Books and to celebrate the anniversary, they are reissuing 18 influential, unique and trail-blazing books that have shaped the reading landscape. They are all completely individual works by some of the finest authors in their field, but share one quality - writing that rewrote the rules.
All 18 titles have new introductions and cover designs including Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (with a new introduction from President Bill Clinton), The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks and Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell (with a new introduction by Hadley Freeman). See below for the complete list.
Courtesy of Abacus, we have a set of all 18 to give away. For your chance to win, simply answer the question below.
CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY 5TH MAY
- If This is A Man/The Truce by Primo Levi, introduced by Howard Jacobson
- The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford, introduced by the author
- Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge, introduced by John Banville
- The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, introduced by the author
- Rubicon by Tom Holland, introduced by the author
- Property by Valerie Martin, introduced by the author
- Generation X by Douglas Coupland, introduced by the author
- Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, introduced by the author
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, introduced by Dave Eggers
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, introduced by the author
- Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell, introduced by Hadley Freeman
- Old Filth by Jane Gardam, introduced by the author
- Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela, introduced by Bill Clinton
- The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, introduced by the author
- The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, introduced by the author
- Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve, introduced by the author
- Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre, introduced by the author
- The Glass Room by Simon Mawer, introduced by the author
Which author’s protagonist is known as ‘Failed in London, try Hong Kong’?
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