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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. Zsofia Eszter Szucs's avatar Zsofia Eszter Szucs

      Loved it! :))

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:29
    2. Debbie Haughey's avatar Debbie Haughey

      Wow, that was tougher than I thought but I am confident I nailed it in the end :-)

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:19
    3. Olga Naidenova's avatar Olga Naidenova

      Could you please post the answers when the competition ends? This will be like a runner-up prize for all of us who don't get the books!

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:05
    4. Jennifer Green's avatar Jennifer Green

      After the first 2 I'm unsure of my answers, but had fun anyway! Thanks!

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:34
    5. Jennifer Page's avatar Jennifer Page

      Well that was tough and I am not sure I have all of them right...

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:19
    6. Denise Pace's avatar Denise Pace

      Great competition! Loved it... hope my answers are right though :)

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:20
    7. Virgínia Miranda's avatar Virgínia Miranda

      Ok, got it. The previous tip from someone, of an old text, was good. ;)

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:17
    8. Virgínia Miranda's avatar Virgínia Miranda

      S.till stuck on 4.... :( Can anyone give a tip?? Pleaseee

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:44
    9. David Turner's avatar David Turner

      I thought I was doing quite well until I reached no.8. And then I started having doubts about no.5! But the entry is in; too late to change it now! I found no.4 quite easy - but does that mean I've got that one wrong as well?!!? In the end it was all great fun. The winner will be a worthy one.

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:46
    10. Naiera Lotfy's avatar Naiera Lotfy

      Lots of fun.

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:40
    11. Manole Raluca Georgiana's avatar Manole Raluca Georgiana

      4 was by far the most awesome

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:43
    12. Debbie Powell's avatar Debbie Powell

      Arrrrghh number 4!!! Unless I'm thinking way too hard about this one, it seems to be the most cryptic. I have no less than FOUR possible contenders for the answer :(

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:36
    13. Yehuda Harmor's avatar Yehuda Harmor

      Too many clues, guys.

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:42
    14. Evelien's avatar Evelien

      AW YEAH SON! I took me long enough, but I figured them all out, I'm like pretty sure I got them right. This is an awesome competition. I hope they do this every year from now on, I like a challenge if the reward is worth it! For the people still struggling: You can find 5, 7 and 8 by simply reading the descriptions of all the books listed until you stumble upon it. That's how I did it!

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:08
    15. anne fernanda alécio mathias's avatar anne fernanda alécio mathias

      Number 7 were easier than number 5 for me... to which I still hold doubts!

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:09
    16. Paul Seligman's avatar Paul Seligman

      Serriously struggling on #4 which seems to be the one most people are stumped by. Not 100% sure of #7, others seem OK., I think some of the hints and answers in comments may be misleading, intentionally or otherwise...

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:00
    17. Emma Jayne Biggins's avatar Emma Jayne Biggins

      Well that was tough! At 1 and 2 I thought ooohh this is a breeze but no. 4 was a nightmare and I'm still not sure I put the right answer!!

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:48
    18. Mary Kalabalika's avatar Mary Kalabalika

      wow ok this was a tough one but i had lots of fun guessing! i hope i got everything right! good luck to everyone

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:18
    19. Andrada Sorea's avatar Andrada Sorea

      Really enjoyed this mental challenge :P P.S.: How do I know that my entry has been registered? Should I receive some kind of confirmation? Thank youuuu :)

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:16
    20. chris hunt's avatar chris hunt

      Very interesting and a great prize. I have also found some great looking books for my wish list. xx

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:47
    21. Cheryllea Shooter's avatar Cheryllea Shooter

      Lot's of fun. Thank-you Book Depository!! Would love to read these books!!

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:49
    22. Jorge Alexandre F.de Abreu's avatar Jorge Alexandre F.de Abreu

      Went to hell and back for nº4, but I think I got it right... hopefully..

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:45
    23. Jackie White's avatar Jackie White

      WOW! What an great competition! Really had to think about some of those covers! Would love to win this competition, that prize is awesome!

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:22
    24. Dave Draper's avatar Dave Draper

      Interesting! Of 3, 4 and 7 different people find different ones difficult. Must be the different ways that people's brains work.

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:02
    25. Leanne Henderson's avatar Leanne Henderson

      Very challenging but fun. Stumped by no. 4

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:29

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