Good Reading : February 2011
FEBRUARY 2011 ı goodreading 5 10 copies of The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine to be won! Sense and Sensibility moves to Connecticut in this New York Times bestselling novel. Two sisters – one impulsive, one practical – unexpectedly find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home when their mother, Betty, is dumped by her husband of nearly 50 years and then exiled to their humble beach cottage. To enter, tell us how many sisters feature in this novel. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to ‘Three Weissmans Comp’ GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. competitions Julietta Jameson’s new book Me, Myself and Lord Byron is an inspiring account of the author’s attempt to discover the meaning of life after 40 by following the path travelled by the notorious poet Byron. Smart, funny and good-looking, he left for Europe, never to return. But rather than running awy he stood defiant and tall and found himself a new identity. To celebrate the release of Me, Myself and Lord Byron, Murdoch Books and gr are offering one lucky book club the chance to have Julietta attend your meeting*. Each member of the winning book club will receive a copy of Me, Myself and Lord Byron to read before the meeting. To enter, tell us the name of the poet who features in the title of Julietta’s latest book. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to ‘Julietta Comp’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www. goodreadingmagazine. com.au. *Attendance will be either in person or by phone depending on the location of the book club. Meet Julietta Jameson! Win one of 5 double passes to a performance of Selby & Friends for their first tour of 2011! In the Vitebsk tour Kathryn Selby joins her friends – brilliant cellist Emma-Jane Murphy and virtuoso violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto – in a program of gorgeous compositions by Joseph Suk, Copland, Debussy and Beethoven. To enter, tell us the name of the cellist who is playing on the Vitebsk tour with Selby & Friends. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to ‘Selby Competition’ GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. Entries for this competition close on 21 February 2011 and winners will be notified on 23 February 2011. 10 lucky readers will win a copy of Rip Off! by Paul Taylor, valued at $29.95 each . The fakes, the frauds, the scams and the hoaxes. They’ve been happening in Australia since 1622 when The Trial went down off Western Australia and the surviving captain stole the treasure in its hold. Here Paul Taylor looks at some of Australia’s best-known rip- offs. To enter, tell us the name of the author of these riveting yarns. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to ‘Rip Off Comp’ GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. One lucky reader will win a Literature Package for the 2011 Somerset Writers’ Festival on Queensland’s Gold Coast, valued at $180! The Somerset Celebration of Literature comprises a two-day International Conference for Librarians and Teachers and a three-day Writers’ Festival. One lucky winner will win a VIP pass to attend author sessions during the Writers’ Festival (16–18 March), a complimentary ticket to attend the festival cocktail party held at the Radisson Gold Coast Resort and a complimentary ticket to attend the celebrity lunch featuring guest author Kay Danes. Please note that this prize does not include travel to the venue in Queensland. To enter, tell us the name of this festival. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to ‘Somerset Comp’ GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. This month we have loads of goodies up for grabs! You could win a double pass to a performance by Selby & Friends, a copy of Rip Off!, which outlines Australia’s sorry history of scams and frauds, a VIP ticket to the Somerset Writers’ Festival, a copy of Julietta Jameson’s funny and inspiring memoir Me, Myself and Lord Byron, and more! 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. 4. Entries must be made between 1/02/11 and 28/02/11 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001 or entries can be made at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au 5. The draws will take place on 1/03/2011. 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 prizes between the publishing date and the date the prizes are claimed is not the responsibility of the promoter. 9. Winning entries will be those that are judged to have the correct or best answers. 10. The winners' names will be on the Good Reading website during March 2011.
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