Irish Independent – Lifetime Reads Collection

This weekend the Irish Independent Newspaper launched its Lifetime Reads collection. Every Saturday readers can avail of a quality 5 x 8 hardback of some classic books of literature, post 1950. There are 20 books in the collection, starting this weekend with Ernest Hemmingway’s ‘The Old Man & The Sea’.

Each book will be available at €4.99. The 20 titles in the Lifetime Reads collection were compiled together with advice from the Irish writer Colm Tóibín, twice a shortlisted Booker Prize author.

“Inspirational, engaging and entertaining, these novels are sure to keep book lovers enthralled and should prove popular with our readers,” according to Geoff Lyons, Brand Manager at Independent Newspapers (Ireland).

The Books
The Old and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Schindler’s Arc – Thomas Keneally
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest – Ken Kesey
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Alex Solzhenitsyn
A Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Human Factor – Graham Greene
The Ice Age – Margaret Drabble
A Home for Mr. Biswas – VS Naipaul
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
The Late Bourgeois World – Nadine Gortimer
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Freind of my Youth – Alice Munro
Jeeves in the Offing – PG Wodehouse
The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
Age of Iron – JM Coetzee
The Day of the Jackall – Frederick Forsyth

Readers of the Irish Independent each Saturday need to cut out the single token plus €4.99 and take it to their local shop for each week’s new book.

The books themselves are of very high hardback quality and are published through Paperview UK, a marketing publisher for newspapers.

Here is a preview of the first book in the series.

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