Thomas Abraham majored in English Literature from Loyola, Madras followed by St. Stephen’s College Delhi. After beginning in Parle & Coca Cola, he moved to publishing in 1994 joining Oxford University Press as an editor, then moving to marketing. He joined Dorling Kindersley in 2000 which was immediately acquired by Penguin Books, where (in 2003), Thomas became Penguin’s youngest ever CEO. He then moved on to become Hachette’s founding MD in 2008.

Thomas has worked with authors as diverse as Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Subroto Bagchi, Ritu Dalmia, and Sachin Tendulkar. He has an affinity for children’s and ‘classic’ crime books and his collection of Billy Bunter and yellowback rare editions is among the largest in the world.


    1. Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
    2. My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
    3. Charlotte’s Web by EB White
    4. Matilda by Roald Dahl
    5. Anne of the Green gables by LM Montgomery
    6. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    7. Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
    8. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
    9. Heidi by Jaoanna Spyri
    10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    11. Watership Down by Richard Adams
    12. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
    13. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
    14. Little Women by Louisa M Alcott
    15. The Secret Garden by Frances H Burnett
    16. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
    17. Anne Frank by Anne Frank
    18. Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfield
    19. Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes
    20. The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
    21. Peter pan by JM Barrie
    22. Railway Children by E. Nesbit
    23. Goodbye Mr Chipsby James Hilton
    24. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
    25. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
    26. Holes by Louis Sachar
    27. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
    28. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott card
    29. Wonder by RJ palacio
    30. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    31. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
    32. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
    33. Are you there God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume
    34. Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
    35. Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
    36. I am Malala (Young Readers’ edition) by Malala Yousafzai
    37. His dark Materials by Philip Pullman
    38. Three Investigators by Robert Arthur
    39. Billy Bunter by Frank Richards
    40. Enid Blyton’s Adventure series by Enid Blyton
    41. Enid Blyton’s Barney series by Enid Blyton
    42. Enid Blyton’s Secret series by Enid Blyton
    43. Enid Blyton’s Five Find-Outers series by Enid Blyton
    44. Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series by Enid Blyton
    45. Eragon by Christopher paolini
    46. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
    47. William by Richmal Crompton
    48. Jennings by Anthiny Buckeridge
    49. Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
    50. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
    51. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
    52. Taranauts by Roopa Pai
    53. Black Stallion by Walter Farley
    54. Mouse (Attacks and Invaders) by Magnolia
    55. Ken Holt by Bruce Campbell
    56. Chalet School by Elinor M Brent-Dyer
    57. Lone Pine by Jed Mcgowan
    58. Pocomoto by Red Dixon
    59. Biggles by WE Johns
    60. Wrykyn by PG Wodehouse
    61. When the Wind Blows
    62. Tintin by Herge by Herge
    63. Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson
    64. Asterix by Rene Goscinny
    65. Oumpah-pah by Rene Goscinny
    66. Lucky Luke by Morris
    67. Rip Kirby by Alex Raymond
    68. Flash Gordon-the Alex Raymond Years by Alex Raymond
    69. Peanuts  by Charles Schulz
    70. V is for Vendetta  by Alan Moore
    71. Far Side Gallery  by Gary Larson