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Beautiful Reader’s Digest Editions

So, as you can probably tell this post is a little different than usual, I moved to Liverpool to study criminal justice at uni about 5/6 years ago now and decided that I wanted to make it my home. So this weekend we went back to my mums for the the night and I left the house with just 1 book (I know, just one!) anyway, I came home with 7! I purchased 2 of them and the other 4 I came across in my Nan and Grandad’s spare room which they inherited. They are so beautiful that I felt the need to give them a special post to celebrate them as well as share them with you guys. So here goes…

How beautiful! They are the Readers Digest editions.

A Study In Scarlet and The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I have never actually read any Sherlock Holmes but now that I have these I think that it would be rude not to! They are immaculate and they haven’t even been read. I love that they have the readers digest companion with them.

Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

As I mentioned in my previous post A – Z Book Tag my one reading regret is not having read the classics before I found my love for mystery and thrillers. However, now that I have these I think that I will hopefully be reading them before the year is out!
There are more on my Grandad’s bookcase but I didn’t want to take them all, I may have to have a closer look next time!

Have you any old editions of books?

10 thoughts on “Beautiful Reader’s Digest Editions”

  1. These are beautiful! Love your more personal approach to blogging and love this idea of exploring what beautiful, old books are gathering dust in your house. I think I might take a look in my loft now 😉

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  2. Ohhhhh, those are gorgeous! I love beautiful books. I have a few in my basement bookshelves that look like yours and they make me so happy to look at. Eventually, when I read everything in my upstairs bookshelves, I’ll move those upstairs (but with the way the library stocks fascinating stuff, I’ll never get to my own books!!!). I’ve read Great Expectations and Jane Eyre and I loved them both. Miss Havisham from Great Expectations is just nuts. I actually preferred Oliver Twist (and I liked A Tale of Two Cities best of all, but that’s so far away from the style of all his other books that had I not read the entire thing out loud to my kiddo, I never would have been able to get through it!). I haven’t yet read Sherlock Holmes, but I have at least one in my downstairs bookcase as well. One day…

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    1. They are so beautiful I’m worried to read them in case I ruin them! I would like to read a tale of two cities. I have a different edition of the Sherlock Holmes collection so I might read that one instead


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