Good Reading : June 2006
JUNE 2006 ı goodreading 15 his month 6 lucky winners could win a copy of each of Célestine Hitiura Vaite’s three books, valued at $75.85. To enter simply write your details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Célestine Hitiura Vaite Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001, or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1.Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. 2.Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand who are readers ofGood Reading magazine. Entries must be made between 1/6/06 and 30/6/06 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001. Employees and their immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3.The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be taken as cash. Any change in the value of the prize occurring between 01/3/06 and the date the prizes are claimed is not the responsibility of the promoter and any difference in prize value will be the responsibility of the winner. The total prize mentioned is the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and is correct at the time of printing. Prizes will be provided by Text Publishing. 4.The first 6 valid entries drawn will each win a copy ofTiare $29.95, Breadfruit $22.90 and Frangipani $23.00 by Célestine Hitiura Vaite. The total value of each prize is $75.85. 5.The draw will take place at no. 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 at 11 am on 1/7/06. The winners will be notified by mail and their name will be published in the August issue ofGood Reading magazine on 28/7/06. 6.The promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the prizes. 7.The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 8.The promoter may conduct such further draws at the same place as the original draw as are necessary on 24/10/06 in order to distribute the prize if it remains unclaimed by that date, subject to any written directions given under Reg 37 of the Lottery and Gaming Regulations 1993 (SA). 9.All entries become the property of the promoter. 10.The promoter is Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd of 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 ABN 38 003 750 150 NSW Permit no. TPL06/04890 ACT Permit no.TP 06/01598 Win! book trivia Every dog has its day The State Library of Victoria’s Centre for Youth Literature has started a website for young people about reading called ‘inside a dog’, after that wonderful quote from Groucho Marx: ‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.’ The website is the first in the world dedicated to peer-to-peer recommendations and discussions of youth literature, and its first writer-in- residence is Nick Earls. Go to www.insideadog.com.au for more infor mation. Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occu- pation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one … this was the page at which the favourite volume always opened: ELLIOT OF KELLYNCH-HALL. Jane Austen, Persuasion Sleeping beauty Sleepers is a small publishing company based in Collingwood, Victoria. It began three years ago, when ex-RMIT Professional Writing & Editing students Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn decided to quit their sensible jobs and begin their own publishing empire. Sleepers runs the Sleepers Salons — fun literary events that include balloonologists, massages, Pictionary, poetry competitions — all around Melbourne. It also publishes an annual collection of short fiction, the Sleepers Almanac, which includes emerging writers as well as established authors. Its most recent book, The Sleepers Almanac 2006: The Nervous System, features the likes of Gideon Haigh, Frank Moorhouse and Stephanie Alexander alongside unknowns such as Mihai Sora and Jessica Au. For more information about Sleepers go to www.sleeperspublishing.com The Little White Horse coming to the screen Five young aspiring actresses beat 1000 other girls from Australia and New Zealand for the chance to audition for the lead role in the forthcoming film of The Little White Horse, the children’s classic by Elizabeth Goudge first published in 1946. It’s a fantasy story set in the magical world sur rounding Moonacre Manor. Thirteen-year-old Maria Mer ryweather discovers she is the last of the Moon Princesses and her quest is to undo the misdeeds of her ancestors. The $35 million film will begin shoot- ing later this year under the direction of Oliver Parker at locations in the UK and Australia. The Little White Horse, which won the Car negie Medal, is said to be JK Rowling’s favourite childhood book.