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Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us this month’s recommendations.

With Valentine’s Day recently in mind, we take a look at some classic books with an enduring theme published by Vintage Classics. We’ve long been a fan of this publisher’s choice of cover art, and think they make the perfect gift for a loved one.


by Sebastian Faulks
The bestselling and much-loved classic – Birdsong is an epic tale of love and death during the Great War.


by William Shakesphre
Shakespeare’s sonnets represent one of the finest bodies of poetry ever penned. They demonstrate the writers skill in capturing the full range of human emotions. Together they form an extraordinary meditation on the nature of love, lust, beauty and time.

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by Ovid
Written in the days of Gladiators and emperors this guide to love and romance is still just as relevant today. Ovid remains the smartest teacher on the subject of love in all history, and his advice is useful and entertaining.

Jane EyreJane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë
One of the best loved English novels, this gothic tale follows Jane through a difficult childhood, to becoming the governess working for the handsome and imposing Mr Rochester. She falls in love with her master but the house is full of secrets. Should she follow her head or her heart?

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by Jane Austen
Elizabeth Bennett is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of nice Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhood turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.

Emma Corfield-Walters

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