To mark the publication of Stop What You're Doing and Read This!, a collection of essays celebrating reading, Vintage Classics are releasing 12 limited edition themed ebook 'bundles', to tempt readers to discover and rediscover great books.
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time...
THE SECRET GARDEN
Mary Lennox is an orphan who is sent to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Neglected and lonely, she begins to explore her new home and learns of a secret garden that her uncle has forbidden anyone to enter. A friendly robin shows Mary the key to the garden and she discovers a world she could never have imagined... The Secret Garden has enchanted generations of children and adults alike.
"I CAPTURE THE CASTLE - Everyone I've passed it on to has found it a hit - it works every time, for absolutely everybody"
"THE SECRET GARDEN - Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down... The book is brim full of magic and joy"
There are some things about Puffin’s classic children’s books that everyone knows, like who Miss Trunchbull is and what a robin leads Mary Lennox to discover behind a locked door...
When you think of Puffin books, a few classic stories are bound to come to mind. And with fantastic authors such as Roald Dahl, Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens, it’s no surprise!
They broke boundaries and challenged conceptions. We asked you for your must-read classics; from timeless non-fiction to iconic bestsellers, these are your essential recommends. Books ranked in no particular order. Jump to: 25 | 50 | 75 | 100