Saturday, 28 June 2008

Buy a Friend a Book Week prize draw

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It's Buy a Friend a Book week and I've bought a wonderful book - one of my favourite bookish novels of all time - but I simply can't decide which friend to give it to.

So I'm putting it up for grabs in a free prize draw!


The book I have chosen is Harpole & Foxberrow, General Publishers by J L Carr, which I wrote about here recently whilst musing about Carr's much better known A Month in the Country.

It's published by Quince Tree Press in a very attractive edition, with a nice stiff red cover and illustrations by the author.


I can't really overstate how much I love Harpole & Foxberrow. It is the ultimate book-lover's novel, in my view. It's quite quirky in style and structure, so I suppose, in theory, it would be possible to hate it, but I can practically guarantee that, if you are reading this blog, then (a) you will love it and (b) you will probably never have read anything quite like it before.

Anyway, for your chance to find out whether I'm right, just leave a comment on this post and I will draw the lucky winner out of a hat next weekend.

Good luck!

(NB - there are also BAFABW giveaways on Juxtabook, Books4All, Write from Karen, Lori's Reading Corner and probably loads more, so why not pop over and have a look at those as well?)

30 comments:

galant said...

I love J L Carr's books and would love to win this one, so please enter me for your draw! I am sure this book would be welcomed by its two companions here, A Month in the Country and What Hetty Did!
Margaret Powling

oxford-reader said...

Put my name in please Juliet :-)

Rob Spence said...

I loved JL Carr's series of little booklets - particularly one on eccentric cricketers. The poetry ones were excellent too- lovely introductions to the greats. He really was a one-off, wasn't he? Harpole and Foxberrow sound like the less cynical forerunners of Private Eye's Snipcock and Tweed.

KSV Woolfoot said...

I remember well that post on JL Carr and the mental note I made to check out his work. I haven't managed it yet so by all means please throw my name in the hat.

Lizzie said...

You write about this book so enthusiastically, I can't resist - please put me in!

Juxtabook said...

Ooh, I love Quince Tree Press. May I join in please?

monix said...

This sounds intriguing, J. Count me in, please.

dolls123 said...

I'd love to read this book

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Juliet said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for entering and good luck! All your names are now in my General Publishers' Hat.

Debbie said...

Hi. If I'm not too late, I'd love to get in on the chance to read this. You do make it sound intriguing. Thanks!

Juliet said...

Not too late at all - there's plenty of time. I'll be drawing the prizewinner out of the hat next Saturday.

traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I am fascinated with this book and look forward to reading it. Lovely idea.

Danica said...

This sounds awesome! I want to throw my name into the hat. I've also linked to it in the sidebar at $40 Gourmet, where I am giving away four copies of an awesome nutritional/health book called The Diet Cure.

Barb McMahon said...

Oooooh! Please add mine, too!

I love a good giveaway!

Ivan Girl said...

yay, i love his books and would be fantastic to read this one. :)

if you're sending international, please toss my name in the hat.

thanks. :)

ivan[dot]girl25[at]gmail[dot]com

60 Going On 16 said...

I'm probably last in the queue but, yes, please count me in, Juliet.

Thank you!

Bunny B said...

It sounds interesting! I'd love to read it! Thanks for the chance!!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

dougalfish said...

What a great idea! I have bought a freind a book this week - it was her birthday.

Please add me to the draw :-)

ikkinlala said...

I'd love a chance to win this one. I've never heard of it anywhere but here.

Juliet said...

Hi everyone and thanks for entering the draw. There seems to be a problem this evening with adding names to the list on my sidebar. But don't worry, it'll probably be OK in the morning and even if it isn't, everyone who's left a comment here will definitely go into the hat on Saturday.

emilysmother said...

If you are sending internationally, please add my name to your list. I have never seen this one, but I loved A Month in the Country.

StuckInABook said...

Sounds great! I really enjoyed A Month in the Country

nancy b t said...

I love bookish books. Toss my name in the hat, please. Thank you.

gautami tripathy said...

Consider me in too! I woud love to win it!

lyn said...

Month in the country is one of my favourite books, so please add my name to the list.

Peta said...

This book sounds wonderful - count me in!

Jane Badger said...

Yes please. Every time I drive to the children's school I think of J L Carr as I drive past the estate many of his pupils came from!

Liz said...

Thanks for this and please count me in.

Millie's Mum said...

Please count me in, too.

Jane said...

Have discovered your site only in the last couple of months and absolutely love it! If you happen to be posting OS, I would love to join in the draw.
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