Bloomsbury 21

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Bloomsbury 21 is a series of 21 books published in 2007 by Bloomsbury to celebrate their 21st anniversary. The books are limited editions of 21 of Bloomsbury's most famous published works. The books have covers featuring a white background with a picture of the original cover of the particular book, tilted in such a way that part of the picture is cut off and appears on the next book in the series. When the books are placed side by side in numerical order, their covers form a panorama of the 21 original book covers. Each book features an introduction by a fellow author and reading group guides. On the spine of each book is its number in the series above the number 21 to indicate the book's place within the series. Authors whose works have been included in the series include Margaret Atwood and J.K. Rowling.


The 21 books in the series are listed here:

# Title Author Author of Introduction
1 Cat's Eye Margaret Atwood Ali Smith
2 A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving Jan Morris
3 The English Patient Michael Ondaatje Anthony Minghella
4 Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson Nicholas Evans
5 Fugitive Pieces Anne Michaels Carol Ann Duffy
6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. K. Rowling Alexander McCall Smith
7 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Peter Biskind Hari Kunzru
8 The Map of Love Ahdaf Soueif Penelope Lively
9 Holes Louis Sachar Malorie Blackman
10 Marrying the Mistress Joanna Trollope Elizabeth Buchan
11 Witch Child Celia Rees Adele Geras
12 Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Anthony Bourdain AA Gill
13 If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things Jon McGregor Salley Vickers
14 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides Colm Toibin
15 The Little Friend Donna Tartt Nigel Slater
16 Frankie & Stankie Barbara Trapido Joanna Briscoe
17 A Gathering Light Jennifer Donnelly Jeanette Winterson
18 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini Mariella Frostrup
19 The Promise of Happiness Justin Cartwright Mick Brown
20 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Susanna Clarke Audrey Niffenegger
21 The Two of Us Sheila Hancock Maureen Lipman

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