Canterbury Classics Word Cloud Editions

Canterbury Classics Word Cloud Editions

Word cloud classics from Canterbury Classics - rainbow collection

Word cloud classics, published by Canterbury Classics, are bright, affordable flexibound books all featuring the synonymous word cloud front cover, including key themes and quotes from the books. I adore the colours and the simplicity of the design – as you can see, my collection is growing! They are also more durable than some of the other classics collections around at the moment.

Without further delay, here are all of the word cloud classics in my collection – including where to find them.

Note that these go in and out of stock, so keep checking back if the one you want is currently unavailable.

Victor Hugo – Les Miserables Publisher|Amazon

Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities Publisher|Amazon

Ernest Hemingway- The Sun Also Rises Publisher|Amazon

Kenneth Grahame – The Wind in the Willows Publisher|Amazon

James Joyce – Dubliners Publisher |Amazon

Robert Louis Stevenson – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Publisher|Amazon

Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol Publisher|Amazon

Classic Science Fiction Publisher|Amazon

Homer – Odyssey (not yet available)

Kate Chopin – The Awakening Publisher|Amazon

Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Publisher|Amazon

H. P. Lovecraft – Cthulhu Mythos Tales Publisher|Amazon

Edith Wharton – The Age of Innocence Publisher|Amazon

Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre Publisher|Amazon

Willa Cather – My Antonia Publisher|Amazon

F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Beautiful and Damned Publisher|Amazon

Bram Stoker – Dracula Publisher|Amazon

Mary Shelley – Frankenstein Publisher|Amazon

I also own this beautiful set (though they didn’t make it into this photo due to the slightly different spines!)

Jane Austen Box Set Publisher|Amazon Jane Austen boxed set word cloud classics


Thomas Nelson Seasons Editions – Fall, Autumn‘Support Me on Ko-fi’, ‘#29abe0’, ‘P5P49PBMG’);kofiwidget2.draw();

Ok, apologies in advance everyone. I have rarely been so excited about a new set of releases (and given my propensity for getting over excited about books, this is quite a statement). HOWEVER, you need to see these!

I have the beautiful summer editions, three of the four glorious winter editions (oh, for the elusive Little Women!), and eagerly preordered the delicious sage green spring editions, which are being released in April 2021. Here, enjoy some of my photos of these wonderful laser cut Thomas Nelson editions…but keep on going to see what’s coming.

The winter editions were something brand new and exciting, the summer editions injected some delectable colour to the collection. I am excited to meet the spring editions, when they arrive in April. But I recently stumbled across the fall editions, and I can’t quite find the words to describe how stunning this feat of design is. I love the gothic, and Thomas Nelson have chosen to go FULL gothic with the fall editions. I absolutely approve, and I have already gone ahead and preordered the rest of the collection – and can’t wait for them to be delivered at the end of August 2021.

The choice of a very dark outer layer provides an excellent contrast, and shows how the collection as a whole will come together. They will look just stunning altogether on a bookshelf. I love the choices, and this is a fantastic set of titles to finish a really lovely set.

Without further ado, there will be:


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Sense & Sensibility

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Shakespeare in Autumn

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Anne of Green Gables

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Snap them up quickly, I think these are going to sell out in no time (especially that Dracula!)

Thomas Nelson Seasons Editions

Thomas Nelson Seasons Editions Winter Summer

Last winter, the publishers Thomas Nelson released the Winter Seasons Editions, a set of four books with glorious laser cut cover designs. They are limited edition, with just 10,000 copies of each book available to buy. You can see in the picture above that I managed to get my hands on three of the collection – Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and A Tale of Two Cities. I missed out on the fourth! Little Women sold out very quickly and, although I have alerts everywhere for a copy, I haven’t been able to find a second hand one for under £200. That’s how special they are.

So when I received the news that the Summer Seasons Editions were on their way, I was determined not to make the same mistake again. Thomas Nelson were kind enough to send me this copy of Jane Eyre to feature on my Instagram, and let me tell you that the Summer Editions are even better than the winter ones, so I think they will sell out quickly. They have listened to feedback from their first set and these ones have a thicker protective wrap. They also each come with a laser cut bookmark. As with the winter books, they’re all individually numbered too.

The Summer Seasons Editions are being released on 30th June, so you can preorder the set now and make sure you don’t miss out. Although I’ve preordered the rest of the set from Amazon, and they won’t be delivering to here in the UK until 23rd July. Still, the wait will make the anticipation even greater!

Here’s where you can get the collections from:

Winter Seasons Editions:

Pride & Prejudice

Wuthering Heights

A Tale Of Two Cities

Little Women – this link is to a currently (at the time of posting) available secondhand copy for £207.45. I am not sure how long this will last!

Summer Seasons Editions:

Jane Eyre


Wonderland Collection

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Thomas Nelson Seasons Editions Winter Summer

Glorious Neutral Spines

White books with flowers

Bright, light books should grace everyone’s shelves. These are six of my particular favourites. The Wuthering Heights and Pride & Prejudice are part of the glorious Thomas Nelson Seasons Paper Cut series. These fall under winter – the summer set is available for preorder now. They are some of the most gorgeously intricate designs I’ve ever seen. Also included are my incredibly special Anna Karenina and the Knickerbocker Jules Verne collection.

Here’s where you can find them (starting from the bottom):

Jules Verne – The Ultimate Collection

Anna Karenina

Wuthering Heights

Pride & Prejudice

The Beautiful and Damned

Romeo and Juliet

Purple Florals

Beautiful purple books

Late spring is perhaps my favourite time of year. The anticipation of summer and long, warm days ahead, bright flowers bursting onto the scene and chirruping birds. Throw in some glorious sunshine and I don’t think you can beat it.

This is the mood I was trying to convey with this image. Here are the links to the books that I featured (starting from the bottom):

Jane Austen: The Complete Novels

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Jane Eyre

Madame Bovary


Civilization and It’s Discontents

Pink and Purple Pastel Books

Pink and purple pastel books

Ah, this is one of my favourite photos that I’ve taken in a long time. I love the colours, they remind me of spring. Here’s where you can find the books to brighten up your bookcase. They’re a variety of publishers and editions, and I’ve done my best to locate them all for you. Here they are, from bottom up:

Little Women (Leatherbound)

Jane Austen Complete Novels


Little Women (Flexibound)


Jane Eyre

The Singer not the Song

Civilization and Its Discontents

And my floral bone china tea cup is here.

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Beautiful Black Books

Black books and espresso cup

These four black books contain some of my favourite works. The one novel – Dracula – is close to the top of my list of classics I enjoy the most. It is always a delight to read (and the recent BBC adaptation was a delight to watch – amazing for binging!). The other three books contain short stories and novellas from some of the very best authors. The Flame Tree short stories in particular are fantastic value for money.

Here’s where I got them from:

Haunted House Short Stories

Classic Works From Women Writers – currently only £12.99


F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic Works

I’m struggling to find anywhere that is stocking my little espresso cup, but the mug version is here. I picked my cups up in a Manchester library.

I’d love to hear from you if you decide to get any of these books!

Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Editions

Barnes and Noble Leatherbound books

I don’t think I actually need to say a word. These books are glorious. Barnes and Noble leatherbound books are the epitome of beauty for me. These special editions look gorgeous on my bookshelf, are a pleasure to read and would make amazing gifts. In fact, I regularly give friends and family these editions as presents. They always go down well!

Here are the ones I own. Enjoy:

F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic Works


The Count of Monte Cristo

The Arabian Nights

War and Peace

Aesop’s Illustrated Fables

Tales of Mystery and Imagination – not the exact edition but similar.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Little Women

Anna Karenina

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Purple Penguin Clothbound Classics

Purple penguin clothbound classics

Everything about clothbound classics is pleasing to the eye, and these purple ones are no exception. I love all of these books, but Madame Bovary is a particular favourite. I’m due a reread soon! Otherwise, the magic of the language in Jabberwocky is something else, and Wide Sargasso Sea is one of the cleverest retellings I’ve come across.

Here’s where you can get these books:

Madame Bovary


Wide Sargasso Sea

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Flame Tree Short Stories

Flame Tree Publishing

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about these editions that just sings to me. Flame Tree Publishing have created a range of short stories collections, and they are not only fascinating but also highly aesthetically pleasing.

I have these three so far, but I hope to expand my collection soon!

Japanese Myths & Tales

Mary Shelley Horror Stories

Haunted House Short Stories

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