12 classics revisited – perfect inexpensive Christmas stocking stuffers for the literature lovers in your life.
This year we took enormous pleasure in selecting and rereading some towering classics from our nothing-short-of-colossal back catalogue. Here's the 12 books we hand-picked for 2020. Bite-sized chunks of breathtaking literature from masters gone by (and a couple of living ones).
In January we took a voyage through time to revisit Robert Louis Stevenson’s enduring classic, Treasure Island.
In February we revisited M J Hyland’s agonisingly authentic portrait of adolescence, How the Light Gets In.
In March we revisited Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s ageless 1967 masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
In April we went viral with John Wyndham’s 1951 thriller, The Day of the Triffids.
In May we took a time slip with Ruth Park’s thrilling 1980 adventure story, Playing Beatie Bow.
In June we mined the depths of the human psyche via Roald Dahl’s 1979 classic short story collection.
In July we explored racism, identity, education and love in James Baldwin’s searing essay collection Dark Days.
This August we discovered Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein still commands a captivating, horrifying magic.
This month we revisit the bachelor’s paradise of the decadent, enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby.
In the spirit of Halloween, this October we revisited Susan Hill’s classic horror.
This November we revisited Louisa May Alcott’s towering work of American fiction.
This December we found exquisite rays of light amongst the dark verse of an American maestro.