A while ago, I was asked if I would like to receive some titles from The Folio Society. And I said, well, yes. I’ve heard wonderful things about their books: the art, craftsmanship, quality and beauty. I could go on.

Then these arrived in the mail and I was almost too afraid to open them because they’re so damn lovely and I was afraid of marking them.

left-right: The Wind in the Willows (RRP $77.95), The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (RRP $54.95), Lord of the Flies (RRP $62.95), The Handmaid’s Tale (RRP $79.95)

These photos don’t really do them justice – especially The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Its navy cover glimmers and sparkles.

Here’s a sample of what visual treasures are inside:

If you’re not familiar with The Folio Society, here’s some extra information.

A Folio edition is the ultimate gift for book lovers. With a wide range of titles covering fiction, biography, history, science, philosophy, children’s literature, humour, myths and legends and more, there is beautiful Folio Society book to suit readers of all ages and tastes.

The Folio Society has been producing beautiful illustrated editions of the world’s greatest books since 1947 and this Christmas they have a special offer of free deliver and a free luxury gift wrap set with every order. Folio Society titles can now be bought as a single book purchase from www.foliosociety.com or by phone on 02 9756 5951.


What’s better, for book lovers out there, here’s your chance to win three out of the above four titles. If you win, the three titles will be your choice. That’s right, I hope that will assist those of us who might be waiting for that perfect last-minute lightbulb moment present for someone special. Or, keep them for yourself if you’re feeling greedy!

The rules!

1) You must be an Australian resident.
2) You must leave a comment saying which titles you’d like to win, and why.
3) One entry per person.
4) This competition will close at 12pm Monday 17th December. I will contact the winner that afternoon.
5) In order for the books to be posted to arrive before Christmas, I must hear back from the winner either that Monday afternoon or early Tuesday morning. If no contact can be made I reserve the right to re-draw another winner.
6) The winner will be determined by a random number generator.


Good luck!

Edited to add: This competition has now closed and the winner will shortly be notified.


Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity