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    We do love a good love story; be it classic, traditional, sinister or even paranormal, it has the power to knock you off your feet. Being curious creatures, we'd like to know which love stories resonated the most with our customers. From Romeo and Juliet and Pride and Prejudice to Nights At The Circus, The Princess Bride and Norwegian Wood, which love story do you love the most?

    Three winners will receive a set of 10 timeless love stories from the Penguin Clothbound Classics series! Competition ends on Monday 10th February. Good luck!

    Update -- winners: Marge Paal, James Gibb, Julie Maloney

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, Penguin, love

    Love stories

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    1. christian1's avatar christian1

      Religion} Walk with Angels; by Larry Potter TH.D A researched short story on Guardian Angels, and Salvation. Christ gives to those that seek him!

      Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:17 Under review
    2. Florencia's avatar Florencia

      This is a bit late, but I just saw this! My favourite love story is A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It's not about a couple's romance, but about the love of a father and his daughter. I've loved it since I was very very small. I rented the movie every Friday for years, and once found a battered copy of the book in my school's library, and read it until it fell apart.

      Posted Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:41 Under review
    3. Panagiota's avatar Panagiota

      And? Who won? :)

      Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:05 Under review
    4. Jaime Kuipers's avatar Jaime Kuipers

      I always liked the love story of Katy and Ned in Susan Cooldige's "What Katy Did Next."

      Posted Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:56 Under review
    5. Ciara's avatar Ciara

      SAFE HAVEN - "When she looked up at him, it was suddenly easy for her to imagine that her fears were pointless. That he would love her no matter what she told him, and that he was the kind of man who loved her already and would love her forever." - Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven A great modern author of love stories.

      Posted Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:41 Under review
    6. Hakime's avatar Hakime

      Wuthering Heights! "If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger"

      Posted Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:27 Under review
    7. RUSU Lia Eugenia's avatar RUSU Lia Eugenia

      I consider the love story between Lady Amalthea and Prince Lir of a particularly special nature, as it has the power to alter the being and memory of aunicorn - the perfectly balanced being on Earth. Besides.. There is a note of surreality and magic that has always attracted me in this story :)

      Posted Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:41 Under review
    8. Alana's avatar Alana

      Defo Catherine and Heathcliff. A love that lasts through everything.

      Posted Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:53 Under review
    9. lily's avatar lily

      The best love stories I have read. Definitely either An Abundance of Kathernes which is so quirky and unique but focuses largely on love, or the classic novel or the tale of King Arthur, in which Lancelot and Guinevere are madly in love.

      Posted Mon, 10 Feb 2014 05:16 Under review
    10. Julia Jansson's avatar Julia Jansson

      Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zavin! The relationship between Owen and Liz is just magical!

      Posted Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:01 Under review
    11. Kylie Clayton's avatar Kylie Clayton

      Pride and Prejudice, I've read it so many times - and I must admit, watched just about every television or movie adaptation as well.

      Posted Sun, 09 Feb 2014 11:30 Under review
    12. Teresa's avatar Teresa

      My favourite love story is Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. I've always loved the original fairy tale of the six swans, but Marillier weaved a beautiful tale from it and it swept me off my feet. It made me cry. The heroine's will to persevere, and all for the sake of her brothers, was the best love in this book. I return again and again.

      Posted Sun, 09 Feb 2014 07:35 Under review
    13. gail hartshorn's avatar gail hartshorn

      can't help it, read and reread Pride and Prejudice, still my fav. read others of course but P & P remains at the top of the list.

      Posted Sat, 08 Feb 2014 20:01 Under review
    14. Grzegorz Gurgul's avatar Grzegorz Gurgul

      P.S I love you

      Posted Sat, 08 Feb 2014 16:37 Under review
    15. Renee's avatar Renee

      Jo and mr. Behar :) from little women

      Posted Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:56 Under review
    16. Jessica Lazarus's avatar Jessica Lazarus

      Beauty and the Beast has been my favourite love story since childhood. It sends a beautiful message about the failing in being superficial, it highlights how the power of true love can move individuals to selfless acts, and expresses that kindness and understanding bears many fruits. Love is beautiful.

      Posted Sat, 08 Feb 2014 06:23 Under review
    17. Ms Philippa Hilton's avatar Ms Philippa Hilton

      Cinderella has always been my favourite love story, ever since I was a very small child and my father would read it to me at bedtime. It's closely followed by Sleeping beauty, they both seem so beautiful to me; Innocent and simple.

      Posted Sat, 08 Feb 2014 04:05 Under review
    18. Claudia's avatar Claudia

      My favourite love story has to be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. It exists the idea that a person has to be with another one in order to be complete. I learned from this story that it was wrong: one must be complete in order to share with another being, and only by this way one can create a true bond with another person. Another reason why this is my favourite is because it shows what true love is - a union of the soul, an acceptance of the loved one just as he/she is - and that a healthy relationship needs both parties to be in terms of equality.

      Posted Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:34 Under review
    19. Ana Maria Palop Martinez's avatar Ana Maria Palop Martinez

      Jane Eyre from Charlotte Brönte, I found it really beautiful.

      Posted Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:19 Under review
    20. Rita De Santis Bruno's avatar Rita De Santis Bruno

      The history of the siege of Lisbon by José Saramago. A masterpiece of tenderness, romance and sensitivity.

      Posted Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:18 Under review

      The story is so touching. Tears ran down on my face each time when I read the lines.

      Posted Fri, 07 Feb 2014 07:48 Under review
    22. David Jakupec's avatar David Jakupec

      Greatest love story, when God became man, lived and died - in order to save humanity, out of his great love. It's the basis of all love stories

      Posted Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:27 Under review
    23. georgina Todd's avatar georgina Todd

      Have to agree with Donna. And A Thousand Country Roads as the sequel. Tears every time!!

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:58 Under review
    24. Melissa Mitchell's avatar Melissa Mitchell

      Shaun, I really want you to write "Imma let you finish, but...." right before your sentence. ;-)

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:31 Under review
    25. Melissa Mitchell's avatar Melissa Mitchell

      I know that for many Austen lovers, Pride and Prejudice is the obvious 'go-to' for lovers. But in my opinion, Miss Austen has grown, softened and matured by the time she wrote Persuasion. Her Anne might not be every man's dream the way Elizabeth was. But here is a story far more tender and nuanced - a second chance at a great love. Captain Wentworth - far more tortured than Mr Darcy ever had cause to be, and yet so steadfast in his love. Anne so deeply, constantly in love and yet so humble, never imagining that he could possibly still love her. And his letter - Oh! Was there ever a more romantic letter written in fiction? {Yes, Keats and Fanny certainly did, but those were real, not fiction}. I love Anne Elliot. I relate to both she and Elizabeth. But I think that Anne speaks to the deeply insecure, tender hearted me, the one so few people get to see. And my goodness, I have never wanted anyone to have a happy ending more than she.

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:30 Under review

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