Friday, 13 September 2013

Win a collection of Evergreens Classics from Alma Books

Alma Books were recently voted the Bookseller's Independent Publisher of the Year 2013

‘Alma’s publishing is making a cultural contribution that cannot be ignored
What they have done with translated fiction is absolutely astonishing.’  

To celebrate their win, Alma Books have just launched their classics 'Evergreens' series - the series is all about making great literature available to every reader at an affordable price of £4.99 without compromising on production and design.

Alma Books sent me a copy of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte from this new collection, and I have to say just how lovely these books are.   The cover is beautifully retro in design and I especially like the illustrations and text notes inside.  Despite these books retailing at only £4.99 - they really are great quality - bound in a very thick cover with substantial paper pages and text that is a decent reading size.  

Thanks to Alma Books, I have one set of four Evergreens Classics to give away here on the blog today. Entering the competition is easy - just fill out the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post.  The giveaway will stay open for seven days, and one lucky winner will receive a set of the four books detailed below!

Why read the best works of literature in poor-quality editions or on a flickering screen? Why pay over the odds instead?

With the new Alma Classics series of Evergreen Classics, you’ll be able to own stylish and beautifully crafted editions of the greatest classics of all time, both English and in translation, for under five pounds.

Lavishly produced, with a wealth of extra material, new translations and a fresh editorial approach, the Alma Classics Evergreens will become the new standard editions for all students and lovers of good books.

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
A new edition to include pictures and an extensive section on Emily Brontë’s life and works

Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary
A new translation which contains a wealth of extra reading and visual material

Machiavelli’s The Prince
A new translation which contains a wealth of extra reading and visual material, including a new translation of Hegel’s famous essay ‘Machiavelli’s The Prince and Italy’

Erasmus’s Praise of Folly
A new translation of Praise of Folly which includes other works by Erasmus not available in any other editions – such as Pope Julius Barred from Heaven (first ever English translation), Epigram against Pope Julius II and a selection of his Adages – as well as extensive annotations and a detailed section on Erasmus’s life and works

More titles will be added to the series on a regular basis after the series’ launch in September.

For more information about Alma Books and Alma Classics, check out their websites: and, the Alma Books Facebook page and the Alma Classics Facebook page or the Alma Books Twitter feed 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I'd not come across this new collection. They look stunning! x

  2. Wow, I love these books...and this edition looks cool

  3. Hey maam, the tweet is longer than 140. I'll try tweeting tomorrow with the link tinyurled

  4. What a treasure to read the classics in such beautiful designs.
    As a book designer myself, I would love to have these in my collection!


  5. So sorry that the tweet length was wrong. I've amended it now
    Good Luck everyone!

  6. Beautiful Classics - I would love them. Thanks Anne for a great giveaway opportunity x

  7. Gorgeous editions. I love Mme Bovary both In French and English .

  8. Great comp, Anne! Frangi x

  9. Really like Alma Books (their catalogue is a veritable treasure trove through the ages of literature) BUT hadn't seen these before - gorgeous designs