Good Reading : November 2006
book trivia TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions. 2. The promoter is Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd.3. Entry is open to all resi- dents of Australia who are readers of Good Reading magazine or visitors to www.goodreadingmagazine.com 4. Entries must be made between 1/11/06 and 30/11/06 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001 or entries can be made at http://www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/comp.cfm 5. To be eligible to win the answer must be correct. 6. Prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash. 7. The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 8. Any change in the value of the prize between the publishing date and the date the prize is claimed is not the responsibility of the promoter. 9. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 10. The winners will be notified by either phone, email or mail and will be published on the Good Reading website or newsletter at the publisher’s discretion. Win!Win one of ten copies of Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier valued at $32.95 each! Charles Frazier’s ﬁrst book, Cold Mountain, was published to great acclaim. His long-awaited new novel has now been published. Thirteen Moons is a about a man’s passion for a woman, and how loss, longing and love can shape a man’s destiny over the many moons of a life. To enter tell us the title of Charles Frazier’s ﬁrst book. Send your answer to ‘Thirteen Moons Competition’ at the address below. Win one of hree copies of Minette Walters: The Collection, a boxed set of ﬁve VDs valued at 99 each set! Minette Walters has stablished erself as one f crime’s most writers, winning numerous awards. These DVDs produced by the BBC bring to life ﬁve of her novels, some of which are award-winning but all published to worldwide acclaim: The Ice House, The Sculptress, The Scold’s Bridle, The Dark Room and The Echo. To enter, tell us the title of one of Minette Walters’s books. Send your answer to ‘Minette Walters Competition’ at the address below. Win one of ten copies of Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn valued at $22.95 each! First published n 1940, Emil and Karl revolves around the friendship between Karl (a Gentile, with Socialist parents) and Emil (a Jew). They have only each other after both their mothers are dragged away. Glatshteyn’s story of how the boys survive, and the stories of those who aid them, add new depth and insight into our understanding of an oft-depicted time. To enter tell us in what year Emil and Karl was ﬁrst published. Send your answer to ‘Emil and Karl Competition’ at the address below. Win! Win! congratulations … … are in order to gr contributors Emily Maguire, whose first novel Taming the Beast (Brandl & Schlesinger) was longlisted for the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize, worth $140,000 (the winner had yet to be announced at the time of going to press);Belinda Castles, who won this year’s Vogel/Australian Award, worth $20,000, for the manuscript of her second novel The River Baptists, which will be published by Allen & Unwin; Wendy James, whose first novel Out of the Silence (Random House) won the Best First Crime Nove at this year’s Ned Kelly Awards; and Pamela Freeman, whose novel The Black Dress (Black Dog Books) was declared a Notable Book in the 2006 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards and won the 2006 NSW remier’s History Awards the Young People’s cat- gory. Congratulations, too, o independent Australian ublisher Text, which had wo novels in this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist: The Secret River by Kate Grenville and Carry Me Down by MJ Hyland and of course to the two Australian writers, Kate and Maria! Again, the winner had yet to be announced at the time of going to press, so fingers crossed. albatross! albatross! ‘On lengthy voyages,’ notes Captain James Cook’s long-suffering wife in Mrs Cook’s Book of Recipes for Mariners in Distant Seas, ‘sailors will enjoy any food, even though when on land they would turn away from it with great distaste.’ Here’s her recipe for Stewed Albatross: ‘Remove most carefully the feathers, and skin the bird. Leave the carcass over night to soak in salt water, till morn, then parboil it and throw away the water. Then cut up and stew well with a little water, and when sufficiently tender serve up with a savoury sauce. A prune sauce does well.’ A handsome small hardback, Mrs Cook’s Book of Recipes by John Dunmore is published by Exisle, rrp $22.95, and would make a delicious — no, make that fun! — stocking filler.
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