Posted on October 28, 2014 by Shikha Shah
Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Penguin and you could win this amazing prize pack worth over $900!
Just buy any title in Penguin’s Booktoberfest Showcase and you could win!
Our Top Pick
The Silver Moon
by Bryce Courtenay
Each of us has a place to return to in our minds, a place of clarity and peace, a place to think, to create, to dream. For Bryce Courtenay it was a waterhole in Africa he used to escape to as a boy for solitude. One evening, while hiding there, he witnessed the tallest of the great beasts drinking from the waterhole in the moonlight, and was spellbound. Ever since, he drew inspiration from this moment.
The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia’s favourite storyteller. In short stories and insights, many written in his final months, Bryce reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, he tried to make the most out of life.
From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, The Silver Moon celebrates Bryce Courtenay’s lifelong passion for storytelling, language and the creative process, and brings us closer to the man behind the bestsellers.
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Posted on February 4, 2011 by John Purcell, The Booktopia Book Guru
Call me a nerd, I don’t care. This boxed set of
50 Mini Modern Classics
has to be the sexiest thing I have seen for years.
Order the box – here – or order the titles individually – here
To celebrate our 50th anniversary Penguin are publishing 50 Mini Modern Classics: the best short fiction by the greatest writers of the last century – from Beckett to Kafka, Nabokov to Saki and Updike to Wodehouse. Each little book is a quick literary hit, a satisfying shot of storytelling. And though they don’t take long to read, they’ll stay with you long after you turn the final page.
How much is the sexy boxed set? Click here to find out.
Filed under: Contemporary Literature, Literary Classic, Literary memorabilia, Literature, Uncategorized | Tagged: Beckett, Kafka, Nabokov, P.G. Wodehouse, Penguin, Saki, The Mini Modern Classics Box Set, Updike | 5 Comments »
Posted on March 23, 2010 by Booktopia
Forget the feature wall – get yourself a feature bookcase. What colour?
It is Penguins’ 75th Birthday and to celebrate they are releasing 75 more retro style Popular Penguins.
Prepare your feature bookcase for the release of the next 75 by collecting all of the current Popular Penguins.
For a full list of available titles – click here.
For a full list of titles to be released in July – click here.
Happy Birthday Penguin!
Filed under: Children's Fiction, Crime/Thriller, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Romance, Literature, Publishing, Romance, Young Adult | Tagged: Penguin | Leave a comment »