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Win a full set of the Abacus 40th Anniversary editions

Abacus 40th

 

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

 

Which author’s protagonist is known as ‘Failed in London, try Hong Kong’?



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