Good Reading : April 2016
GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING APRIL 2016 72 It gets into your bones.You don’t even realise it, until you’re driving through it, watching all the things you’ve always known and leaving them behind. Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are escaping the city in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money. Moving back in time, and into the heart of London, The Bricks that Built the Houses explores a cross-section of contemporary urban life with a powerful moral microscope, exposing what happens when best intentions don’t always lead to the right decisions. Wise but never cynical, and driven by empathy and ethics, Kate Tempest leads us into the homes and hearts of ordinary people, their families and their communities, giving us a unique perspective on how we live with – and love – one another. Kate Tempest exposes moments of beauty, disappointment, ambition and failure. To enter, tell us what sort of car Becky, Harry and Leon are escaping in. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to The Bricks Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. Tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the red car pets of Cannes, lies the sleepy town of Bellevue-Sur-Mer, home to many an expat. Now an enterprising band of retirees has resolved to show it’s never too late to start afresh, so they open a restaurant. Throwing themselves into preparations, Theresa, Carol, William and Benjamin’s plans are proceeding unnervingly well. But when Theresa encounters a myster ious intruder, she begins to wonder what secrets the building is concealing. As the razzmatazz of Cannes Film Festival penetrates Bellevue-Sur-Mer, its inhabitants become entangled in a complex pattern of love triangles and conflicting business interests, and something starts to feel distinctly strange. Finding themselves knee-deep in skulduggery, the restaurateurs realise they can no longer tell who’s nasty ... and who’s nice. To enter, tell us who encounters the mysterious intruder. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to Nice Work Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. Win one of five copies of Nice Work (If You Can Get It) by Celia Imrie, valued at $27.99 each! Win one of five copies of The Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest, valued at $27.99 each! Win a story about urban UK life or a tale of expat shenanigans and high jinks on the French Riviera. Competitions Terms and conditions 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand from 1 to 30 April 2016. 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. The first correct entries drawn on 2 May 2016 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 May 2016. Visit our Facebook page for more great competitions!