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    • Midnighter
    • By Midnighter 16th Apr 19, 4:20 PM
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    E: 16/05 Win a complete Matchbook Classics series box set
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    • 16th Apr 19, 4:20 PM
    E: 16/05 Win a complete Matchbook Classics series box set 16th Apr 19 at 4:20 PM

    Novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography.
    In the mid-twentieth century, the matchbox industry was booming. Companies had to stand out, so they began commissioning designers and illustrators to create tiny works of graphic art for their labels. Despite its limitations, this small canvas allowed for some big ideas: foxes skipping through Polish forests, celebrations of Russia’s space race successes and orchards coming into season. These micro-masterpieces serve as the inspiration for the new 4th Estate Matchbook Classics series.

    Revolutions, mental illness, a vicarage upbringing, families caught in civil war, soldiers in Vietnam and a man who can only communicate by blinking his left eyelid: these books display a full range of the human experience and thrillingly bring it to life. Each can be considered one of the great books of our time, as unique as the matchbox that inspired its cover.

    We're giving away a stunning box set of all 10 books:

    Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
    Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
    The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
    A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
    Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
    The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
    Bad Blood by Lorna Sage

    10 lucky runners-up will also win three books in the series.

    *You can now collect Caboodle points to unlock bonus comps. All you need to do is create an account, activate it and log in before you enter a competition.*
    Last edited by Midnighter; 17-04-2019 at 2:19 PM.
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