Good Reading : August 2017
GOOD READING AUGUST 2017 15 It begins with a painting won in a raffle: 15 sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything. Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of When God Was a Rabbit and A Year of Marvellous Ways with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living. Novelist Matt Haig has said of this book that it ‘breaks your heart and warms it all at once’. Competitions TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand from 1 to 31 August 2017. 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 1 September 2017 from the 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 notified by email or on the Good Reading website in September 2017. Visit our Facebook page for more great competitions! Win a copy of an achingly tender new novel about love in all its forms, or a book about the bloody Cowra breakout in World War II. The war in the Pacific has turned; thousands of previously invincible Japanese soldiers are now being captured in New Guinea and inter ned at the Cowra prisoner-of-war camp.They are unlike other POWs, and the traditional Japanese Bushido code and their fanaticism leave them ill equipped for sur render and imprisonment. They are ashamed, subdued and sullen, but one man, Second Lieutenant Maseo Naka, is an exception. Obstructing the Australian author ities at every turn, he was the first Japanese soldier to escape from Cowra. This action becomes the precursor for the more than 1000 Japanese prisoners who escape in the bloodiest breakout of World War II that ultimately saw 234 Japanese and four Australian guards killed. Naka’s escape, and the defiance, guilt, and shame that motivated it, led to him being court-martialled. Win one of five copies of Tin Man by Sarah Winman, valued at $29.99 each. Win one of five copies of The Man Inside: The bloodiest outbreak by Graham Apthorpe valued at $29.99 each. To enter, tell us how many sunflowers were hung on the wall. Write your answer together with your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and mail to Tin Man Competition, Good Reading, 1/7 Rosebery Place Balmain NSW 2041. To enter, tell us in which town the prisoner-of-war camp in the book was located. Write your answer together with your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and mail to The Man Inside Competition, Good Reading, 1/7 Rosebery Place Balmain NSW 2041.