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Bundles from John Sandoe Books (Ltd)


Selections of books – wrapped, beribboned and delivered – have always been a special service offered by the bookshop. Customers will call up with a brief and we will clatter around the shelves in pursuit of the ideal books.

In the current circumstances, we have decided to formalise some of these selections, designed to give ample reading material to those kept at home.

Bundle prices include UK postage. Postage to other parts of the world will be added (at cost) to the bundle price when we confirm the details of your order.
Please contact us by email (sales@johnsandoe.com) or on 0207 589 9473 for any further enquiries.

  • Classic Thrillers

    Half a dozen old friends:

    The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
    And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
    The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
    The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
    Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

     

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK Shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00
  • Classic Crime

    Old-school crime for those who can’t quite make the leap to contemporary schlock..

    The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
    The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
    The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
    The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham

     

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK Shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00
  • Literature in Translation

    A mix of our favourite fiction and memoir in translation.

    Homeland by Walter Kempowski, translated by Charlotte Collins
    Sculptor’s Daughter: A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson, translated by Kingsley Hart
    The Princesse de Clèves by Madame de Lafayette, translated by Nancy Mitford
    The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer
    Berta Isla by Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa
    Territory of Light by Yūko Tsushima, translated by Geraldine Harcourt

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00
  • Nineteenth Century

    An assortment of 19th Century novels and non-fiction, in a set of three or six.

    Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
    Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane, translated by Hugh Rorrison
    Hester by Margaret Oliphant
    Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
    Sketches from a Hunter’s Album by Ivan Turgenev, translated by Richard Freeborn
    Travels with a Donkey and the Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

     

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK Shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00
  • Twentieth Century Novels

    Half a dozen superb novels from across the 20th Century, also available as a set of three.

    The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, translated by Archibald Colquhoun
    A Month In the Country by J.L. Carr
    A Legacy by Sybille Bedford
    The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
    A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
    The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK Shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00
  • Twenty-First Century

    Fiction and biography from the first two decades of the 21st Century.

    The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
    Scenes From Early Life by Philip Hensher
    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
    Limonov by Emmanuel Carrere, translated by John Lambert
    Country Girl: A Memoir by Edna O’Brien
    Life Class by Pat Barker

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK Shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00
  • Witticisms

    A collection of assorted sillinesses for the lifting of spirits.

    Uncle Fred In the Springtime by P.G.Wodehouse
    The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
    Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
    Heartburn by Nora Ephron
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
    The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK Shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00
  • Women’s Writing

    A ribbon-wrapped package of three or six books for the discerning reader of women’s fiction and memoir. Eva Ibbotson was said, perhaps apocryphally, to have intended her books for ‘intelligent women with the flu’. There are another couple at the lighter end of the scale in this list too, as well as some more thoughtful.

    War in Val D’Orcia by Iris Origo
    Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido
    The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson
    Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
    Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood
    Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier

    All our bundles are open to edits and replacements. If you have one of these books already, you can replace it with a book from our other bundles (or a different book altogether of the same price).

    If ordering a ‘Set of Three’, please specify which three in the order notes. UK Shipping is included.

    Select options £35.00£60.00