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50 beautiful books

There's only one thing better than curling up with a really good book - and that's when the book in question brings you pleasure from the simply looking at its cover.

From classic works of literature to tomes on specialist subjects, below is our selection of our 50 favourite book covers, crafted with as much love and consideration as the story on its enclosed pages. Definitely worthy additions to your bookcase...

Click an image below to launch the gallery. What's your favourite cover from our 50? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Beautiful book covers

    Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), Emily Brontë

    £12.99, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Long Song, Andrea Levy

    £18.07, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Language of Flowers: a Miscellany, Mandy Kirkby

    £11.69, waterstones.com

  • Beautiful book covers

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass (Clothbound Classics), C S Lewis

    £14.99, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Secret Garden (Centenary hardback), Frances Hodgson Burnett

    £25, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Lotus Eaters, Tatjana Soli

    £9.71, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics), John Fowles

    £8.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Moral Disorder, Margaret Atwood

    £8.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Sweet Smell of Psychosis, Will Self

    £7.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), Jane Austen

    £12.99, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Bees, Carol Ann Duffy

    £11.99, waterstones.com

  • Beautiful book covers

    Brave Old World, Tom Hodgkinson

    £16.99, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Jayne Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

    £5.70, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Moby-Dick (Vintage Classics), Herman Melville

    £8.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    London: City Of Disappearances, Iain Sinclair

    £14.99, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries, Katrien Van der Schueren

    £19.54, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Gabriel Garci­a Marquez: The Early Years, Ilan Stavans

    £16.99, palgrave.com

  • Beautiful book covers

    Over And Under The Snow, Kate Messner

    £9.89, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Chanel: An Intimate Life, Lisa Chaney

    £14.99 penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    South Of The Border, West Of The Sun, Haruki Murakami

    £11.65, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Secret Garden (thread edition), Frances Hodgson Burnett

    £12.99, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

    £7.50, rbooks.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, Heidi Durrow

    £8.49, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

    £8.50, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

    £12.99, randomhouse.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Vidal, Vidal Sassoon

    £8.99, panmacmillan.com

  • Beautiful book covers

    Vogue: The Covers, Dodie Kazanjian and Hamish Bowles

    £29.75, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Who the Hell is Patsy O’Hara? The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World’s Best Loved Books, Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy

    £7.25, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

    £4.59, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, F Scott Fitzgerald

    £7.18, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Sea, Mark Laita

    £29.75, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

    £5.70, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Sky Below, Stacey D’Erasmo

    £13.39, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

    £8.52, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Goddess Experience, Gisele Scanlon

    From £2.90, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Vintage Classics), Oscar Wilde

    £4.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Diary of a Provincial Lady, E M Delafield

    £9.02, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Curious Gardener: A Year In The Garden, Anna Pavord

    £12.18, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood

    £8.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Ballet Shoes (designed by Cath Kidston), Noel Streatfeild

    £15, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    August is a Wicked Month, Edna O’Brien

    From £2.35, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Voluptuous Delights Of Peanut Butter And Jam, Lauren Liebenberg

    £7.99, virago.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Of Human Bondage (Vintage Classics), William Somerset Maugham

    £9.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    At Swim, Two Boys, Jamie O'Neill

    £8.00, abebooks.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Sound And The Fury (Vintage Classics), William Faulkner

    £8.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness (Vintage Classics), Richard Yates

    £7.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    The Geometry Of Pasta, Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kenedy

    £11.99, panmacmillan.com

  • Beautiful book covers

    A Christmas Carol (Clothbound Classics), Charles Dickens

    £14.99, penguin.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Two Caravans, Marina Lewycka

    £7.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Beautiful book covers

    Paradise Lost (Vintage Classics), John Milton

    £8.99, amazon.co.uk

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