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    Our Book of the Week feature is now three years old! To celebrate we're giving away all the books from the past year to one lucky winner. (Crane required to carry them around not included.)

    We asked our lovely graphic designers to design some new jackets from our Book of the Week list in a minimalist style. They came up with these eight. All you need to do is discover which eight book covers we've taken the liberty of redesigning. We've listed all the books along with bigger versions of our covers on a separate page.

    We hope you enjoy our feature as much as we do. Here's to many happy returns and bookish discoveries!

    Competition closes on Thursday 21 November, midnight GMT. Good luck!

    Update 11/4/13: please don't worry if you did not get the verification message after submitting, your entries are documented and you will not be disqualified if you had to resubmit.

    Update 22/11/13 Answers:

    1. Underwater Dogs 2. The Green Kitchen 3. The Last Days of Detroit (US edition Detroit City Is the Place to Be) 4. The Divine Comedy 5. Secret Garden 6. Apocalypse 7. Heavenly Bodies 8. Bitter Greens

    Winner: Christian Edding Thank you all for participating, we hope you enjoyed it!

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    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, books of the week

    Books of the Week

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.

    Comments

    1. sharon edmunds's avatar sharon edmunds

      wow that was tricky, hope I have done ok. :::::::) Sharon

      Posted Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:27
    2. DarkSent's avatar DarkSent

      It was quite challenging, but lots of fun!!!)))

      Posted Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:04
    3. Laura Lages Maia Neto's avatar Laura Lages Maia Neto

      Wonderful competition, so much fun !

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:11
    4. Aniko Borosova's avatar Aniko Borosova

      Thank you for your answer, Jennifer OGorman, I will try again.

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:40
    5. Jennifer OGorman's avatar Jennifer OGorman

      Like a few of the others, my first entry did not lead to a 'thank you for your submission' comment but instead redirected the page to the list of books of the week. I have submitted again (at risk of being disqualified) and did get confirmation that the submission was accepted then.

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:05
    6. Carlijn Bakker's avatar Carlijn Bakker

      I have the same problem as Aniko Borosova; I didn't receive a verification after my submission. Since double entries would mean disqualification I hope all is good and well. However, I would like to mention this is not the first time I received no verification.

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:32
    7. Aniko Borosova's avatar Aniko Borosova

      I would like to ask, if it's Ok that I did not get any verification after sending my answers? Or should I try it again?

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:50
    8. Suzan Teman's avatar Suzan Teman

      This was a good challenge. Can't wait to see the correct answers.

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 07:55
    9. Rachel Rosler's avatar Rachel Rosler

      Looks like the .com site only shows 44 books while the .co.uk site shows all 50. Might need to fix this.

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 04:41
    10. Janine Lucy Miles's avatar Janine Lucy Miles

      Got the old grey matter working, really enjoyed it!

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 04:37
    11. Rachel Rosler's avatar Rachel Rosler

      It seems like some people can only see 44 books (my parents and at least one person commenting above), but I have 50 - not sure what is happening here.

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 04:19
    12. Shaylene Priest's avatar Shaylene Priest

      Great minimalist representations, well done to the designers. Excellent competition

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 03:36
    13. Philippa Harrison's avatar Philippa Harrison

      Saw that Darren was having trouble getting his entry to post. You may have solved the problem but in case: I had the same trouble when I hit the return key at the end of a line - have to use the mouse to move down to the next one. Good luck!

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 03:04
    14. Jennifer Jariett's avatar Jennifer Jariett

      Are we supposed to choose from the 44 front covers shown or from the photo of all the books of the week with spines showing? I can't see all of the spines, but I can see at least one that's not included on the page of 44 covers.

      Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 02:40
    15. Fay McConnell Heeps's avatar Fay McConnell Heeps

      Wow, that took hours, reading all the book descriptions and a little bit of research. Great fun! I hope we get the answers posted as I'd really like to know if I got them right.

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 22:19
    16. Karsten Schueckel's avatar Karsten Schueckel

      Great idea! #3 and #4 took a whole afternoon - but I have enjoyed it. Never learned so much in such a short time span ... ;-)

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 21:17
    17. Christopher MenlovePlatt's avatar Christopher MenlovePlatt

      Very enjoyable although unsure on a couple of them. Also enjoyed reading the descriptions.

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:38
    18. Emily's avatar Emily

      "4.The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner." Interesting, I assume there will be a random lottery/barrel draw of all the correct entries to decide who wins, but the conditions don't specify that, and seem to suggest Book Depository can decide who wins however it likes. This is very strange and unusually vague.

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 14:20
    19. André Rolo's avatar André Rolo

      Number 4 drives you nuts!

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 13:50
    20. Adam Smith's avatar Adam Smith

      Wow, excellent brain-teaser, number 4 had me for a long time and 3 was a little out there too. Goodluck everyone.

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 13:28
    21. Dovile's avatar Dovile

      Fun and not too difficult! It took me only 20 minutes, and I'm pretty sure I've got them all right.

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 08:30
    22. Mark Cunliffe's avatar Mark Cunliffe

      This is one killer of a competition. Answers for 3 and 4 are driving me crazy. Took some hints from other comments on the answer to image 4 - no clues in the book description for this if the answer is correct, which I think is unfair - and makes me wonder if there is any way to guess book 3 design from the book write-up / descriptions included here. For those who think they have got number 3 right - is it possible to get from the book write-up / description or am I wasting my time?

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 05:38
    23. ChezzaAU's avatar ChezzaAU

      No 4 was the cover that had me really thinking. It seems there were a few with the same dilemma. Great prize!!

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 05:13
    24. Rebecca Finch's avatar Rebecca Finch

      That was fun - took ages but, like others, I now have books for my wish list and ideas for Chrissy pressies. Thanks for the fun, can't wait to see if I got number 4 correct?...

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 01:53
    25. Jeannie Smyth's avatar Jeannie Smyth

      That was fun! Hopefully I got them all right!

      Posted Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:02

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