Penguin: The Mini Modern Classics Box Set

by |February 4, 2011

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.

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About the Contributor

John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French, Korean and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for over twenty-five years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Director of Books at

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  • February 4, 2011 at 10:13 am

    If I have to turn to a life of crime in order to obtain the necessary funds to get my hands on this set of books…well, I’m okay with that.

    (At least I’ll have something to read in the slammer.)

  • February 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

    So worth a stint in prison…

  • Jaded Lily

    February 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Why turn to a life of crime in order to obtain this gorgeous set? Just sell an organ instead. Much less paperwork that way.

  • Dakota

    February 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Pimping myself as we speak! Drooling over this boxset

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