Good Reading : February 2016
GOOD READING FEBRUARY 2016 71 Reclusive literary legend M M ‘Mimi’ Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. When Alice Whitley arr ives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away – as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous ‘piano teacher and itinerant male role model’ Xander fits into the Banning family equation – and whether Mimi will ever finish that book. To enter, tell us how old Frank is. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to 'Be Frank With Me Competition', Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. Aman is washed up on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harr is, barely alive and borderline hypothermic. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his identity is a map tracing a track called the Coffin Road. A detective crosses rough Atlantic seas to a remote rock 20 miles west of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. With a sense of foreboding he steps ashore where three lighthouse keepers disappeared more than a century before - a mystery that remains unsolved. A teenage girl, Karen Fleming, lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father’s death.Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist’s suicide note, Karen still cannot accept that her father would wilfully abandon her. Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us. To enter, tell us the name of the teenage girl. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to 'Coffin Road Competition', Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. her father’s death.Two years after scientist’s suicide note, Karen still Win one of 10 copies of Coffin Road by Peter May valued at $29.99 each. Win one of 10 copies of Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson valued at $27.99 each. Win a story about an unusual mother and son or a book about the mystery of Coffin Road. Competitions Terms and conditions 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand. 2. Employees and the immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4. First entries drawn from each competition will win a copy of the book. 5 . The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 6. The winners of the prizes will be published on the Good Reading Magazine website in March 2016. Visit our Facebook page every day from 1 february for great giveaways!
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