Good Reading : February 2005
book trivia 10 books to give your Valentine Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney The Lover’s Tongue by Mark Morton Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Essays in Love by Alain de Botton Daily Acts of Love by Stephanie Dowrick New Penguin Book of Love Poetry edited by Jon Stallworthy The Quotable Book Lover edited by Ben Jacobs & Helena Hjalmarsson An Affair to Remember by Megan Gressor & Kerry Cook Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time edited by David H Lowenherz Love is everything it’s cracked up to be … It really is worth ﬁghting for, being brave for, risking everything for. Erica Jong 14 goodreading Win! This month we have 10 copies of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel to be won, valued at $29.95 each. To enter simply write your details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Yann Martel Competition’, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001. 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 of Good Reading magazine.Entries must be made between 1/2/05 and 28/2/05 and be sent toGood 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 01/12/04 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 Penguin Books. 4.The first 10 valid entries drawn will each win a copy of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel valued at $29.95 each. The total prize value is $299.50.The draw will take place at no 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 at 11am on the 1/3/05.The winners will be notified by phone as well as mail and their name will be published in the April issue of Good Reading magazine on the 30/3/05.6.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 24/07/05 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 (S.A.).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.TPL 04/12980 ACT Permit no. TP04/5055 NT Permit no. NT04/11782 LIFE & death Émile Zola was born in Paris in 1840, but lived his childhood in the south-east of France. At the age of 18 he returned to Paris where he struggled financially, with one story claiming that Zola was some- times so broke he ate sparrows that he trapped on his windowsill. Before his success as a writer he attempted a career in law, as his mother wished him to, but he failed his baccalaureate examination and took on various jobs such as a clerk in a shipping firm and in the sales department of a publishing house. He also wrote literary columns and art reviews for newspapers. He met and became friends with the painter Paul Cézanne, and at this time started to write under the influence of the romantics. As a political journalist Zola did not hide his dislike of the French Emperor Napoleon III. His books covered subjects such as alcoholism, sexual exploitation and the labour conditions in coalmines. When his sordid autobiographical novel La Confession De Claude was published it attracted the attention of the police. Zola died in 1902 under strange circumstances, when he was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in his sleep. According to some, Zola’s enemies had blocked the chimney of his apartment, causing poisonous fumes to build up and kill him.
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