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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. DE Smith's avatar DE Smith

      There is only one book which has ever raised the bar from the old classics such as the Bronte sisters and Austin, and that is The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons. Alexander and Tatiana's story is breathtaking in it's entirety. This is the only book that I have read more than once and enjoyed it all the more for doing so .Finally, it's appeal spans the generations as it also comes top of the list with my daughters and their friends.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:32
    2. Galina Georgieva Yaneva's avatar Galina Georgieva Yaneva

      My favorite love story of all time is the love story between Margaret Hale and John Thorton from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Unforgetable

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:32
    3. Shellie Whild's avatar Shellie Whild

      I read The Summer Day is Done by Mary Jane Staples in my late teens. Seems it had an impact on me as it was the first thing that came to mind 30 years later.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:26
    4. Talia Haune's avatar Talia Haune

      No love story compares to Alexander and Tatiana ! It's almost impossible to relate to any other book after reading their story which begins in "The Bronze Horseman" by Paulina Simmons.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:22
    5. Carlijn Bakker's avatar Carlijn Bakker

      I don't know what happened but my entry linked me to another page and I didn't get a 'thank you for your submission'. Should I enter my choice again?

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:43
    6. Morag Buchan's avatar Morag Buchan

      For me nothing comes close to Jamie and Claire in the Outlander series which is still ongoing.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:43
    7. Carol Cox's avatar Carol Cox

      "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own" Captain Wentworth's letter to Anne in Persuasion.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:59
    8. Panagiota's avatar Panagiota

      Anne and Captain Wentworth in Persuasion!!

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:39
    9. Shaun's avatar Shaun

      Pride and Prejudice has to be one of the best love stories of all time

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:24

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