Good Reading : December / January 2007
All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been is lying as in magical preservation in the pages of books. Thomas Carlyle book trivia Win! Win one of five packs of books valued at $95.80 each! Each pack includes one copy each of: • The Enchanted Dolls House $34.95 • The Enchanted Dolls House Wedding $34.95 • The Enchanted Dolls House Paper Dolls: Lucinda Wedding Costumes $12.95 • The Enchanted Dolls House Paper Dolls: Hattie Late Victorian Costumes $12.95 These magnificent pop-up books and fun paper doll dress-up packs will enchant both adults and children alike and provide hours of entertainment. To win tell us the name of one of the dolls. Send your entry to ‘The Enchanted Dolls House Competition’ at the address below or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/comp/cfm Win one of ten copies of The Travel Writer by Simone Lazaroo, valued at $32.95 each! Ghislaine de Sequeira ies dying in a hospital bed. Her bereft daughter Isabelle tries to find an anchor in this storm by telling her mother’s story and by seeking solace in her writing tutor, as many years ago her mother sought solace with the travel writer after the death of her own mother, Mathilde. Seeking to understand her mother’s past choices, Isabelle spins a version of Ghislaine’s passion for the travel writer, a man who would alter Ghislaine’s life — and that of Isabelle — completely. To enter tell us the first name of Isabelle’s mother. Send your answer to ‘The Travel Writer Competition’ at the address below or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/comp/cfm Win one of ten copies of A Knife Edge by David Rollins, valued at $32.95 each! While working on a top- secret research program for the US Department of Defense in the freezing waters off Japan, a leading scientist turns up dead, eaten by a monster shark. US Air Force OSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is hurriedly dispatched to investigate. In Rollins’s latest edge-of-the-seat adventure, the clock is ticking down to disaster as Cooper tracks his elusive quarry from the crushing depths of the Japan Trench to the frozen foothills of the Hindu Kush and the humid border regions of Thailand and Burma. To enter tell us the last name of the Special Agent. Send your answer to ‘A Knife Edge Competition’ at the address below or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/comp/cfm Win! Win! birds in suits Researching his latest book, The Penguin Book, marine biologist Mark Nor man was often mistaken for a very tall penguin by real penguins. Penguins being curious creatures, they would come running up to have a look – then stop dead when they realised it was just a human after all. ‘So you end up with this great pile of penguins at your feet, with all the other penguins running up from behind.’ Another of the sights he’ll always remember is penguins ‘hitchhiking’ on pieces of floating ice as they return from fishing expeditions. ‘They look like they are all lined up on an ice-bus, travelling home from work in their business suits,’ says Nor man.The Penguin Book is published by Black Dog Books, rrp $16.95, and is full of fascinating facts about all 17 species of penguin. top tens Perfect for trivia buffs everywhere, and especially adapted for Australian readers, The Top 10 of Everything 2007 (Hamlyn, rrp $39.95) has something for everyone — even if it’s a sad list such as the first 10 Australian mammals to become extinct after European settlement. Did you know that there are approximately 400,000 known species of beetle? Or that Meryl Streep has had more Oscar nomina- tions than any other actor, ever? Or that a university in India has more than half a million students? All right, just one more: that watermelons are the second-biggest fruit crop in the world, beaten only by tomatoes? Amazing! 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 residents of Australia who are readers of Good Reading magazine or visitors to www.goodreadingmagazine.com 4. Entries must be made between 1/12/06 and 30/01/07 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.cf m 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 responsi- bility 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 phone, email or mail and their names will be published on the Good Reading website or newsletter at the publisher’s discretion. bloody brits A new crime imprint is set to take the US by storm: Bloody Brits Press. Co-owned and run by top British crime writer Val McDermid, the list will concentrate on books by British writers that have either never been sold in the US or are out of print there, including some of McDermid’s titles. The list, prom- ises McDermid’s partner Kelly Smith, will be ‘hand-picked for style and excellence’.