Good Reading : October 2007
Great loves This month Penguin are set to start publishing a ‘Great Loves’ series, 20 books from the past 2,000 years: the first title is Doomed Love by Virgil, the most recent The Women Who Got Away by John Updike. Interestingly, of the 19 books with single authors (the exception is The Letters of Abelard and Heloise ), only three are by females: Katherine Mansfield’s Something Childish But Very Natural, Françoise Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse, and Anaïs Nin’s Eros Unbound. Each title in the ‘Great Loves’ series has an rrp of $12.95. Good news for bad spellers! What a good idea! A nifty little book called Eat Your Words: A Menu Speller for Foodies just landed on gr’s desk. It will, hopefully, help to stem the tide of atrocious spelling – not to mention the dreaded surplus apostrophes so loathed by Apostrophe Man – on blackboards and menus in the eating houses of this land. And it’s not just for food industry profes- sionals and workers, either: it’s also useful for those of us who cringe at the thought of unknowingly mispro- nouncing ingredients or dishes from exotic locales, because the correct pronunciations are given for most of the entries in the alphabetical section. Djul fray zee (jalfrezi), anyone? Written by Helen Lucas and Brenda Millott, it’s published by Futura Training and has an rrp of $22.95. book trivia 10 lucky readers could each win a copy of A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory, valued at $32.95. When several young girls are murdered in his small rural community, young Joseph Vaughan is determined to try to protect others from the killer. But more murders follow, and only when a neigh- bour is found hanging, surrounded by mementoes of the dead girls, does the killing cease. Joseph grows up and moves to New York, but ill-fortune follows him there. The past seems to be reluctant to leave him alone, and one day it appears that the real murderer is killing again ... To enter, tell us the name of the city Joseph moves to. Simply write your answer, and your name and contact details, on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Angels Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com 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 01/10/07 and 31/10/07 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001 or entries can be made atwww.goodread- ingmagazine.com 5. The draws will take place on 01/11/07. 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 Entries for each competition will be drawn randomly from all entries received for those competitions during the promotional period and winning entries will be ones of those that are judged to have correct answers. 10. The winners will be notified by mail and their names published in the December issue of Good Reading and on the Good Reading website during November 2007. Listen to mother (and father) Little Ears is a new bi-monthly magazine with illustrated stories, poetry and plays by Australian authors, which hopes to inspire busy, modern parents to revive the lost art of storytelling and foster a love of reading in children. Have a look at the website, www.littleears.com.au, where you can subscribe, or look for the magazine in newsagents. 10 lucky readers could each win a copy of ABC Guide to the Best Fishing in Australia, valued at $27.95. Local knowledge counts — especially when it comes to knowing where the fish are! That’s why the inaugural ABC Guide to the Best Fishing in Australia is the regional guide that every angler will have to have. It brings together the talent of some of Australia’s best fisher- men and women as heard on ABC Radio, whose local knowledge and passion for their region will have you hooked, whatever your fancy: estuary, fly or blue water. To enter, tell us what this guide will help you catch. Simply write your answer, and your name and contact details, on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Best Fishing Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com Win! The only exercise in which he can be said to have excelled was that of threading crowded streets with his eyes fixed upon a book. He might be seen in such thor- oughfares as Oxford Street, and Cheapside, walking as fast as other people walked, and reading a great deal faster than anybody else could read. George Trevelyan, The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (1876), seen in A Book Addict’s Treasury by Julie Rugg & Lynda Murphy, Frances Lincoln Ltd, 2006.