Christmas Competition day 5: Win next year’s hottest books


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As a special treat, we have not one, but two Christmas competitions for you today! As well as a pair of stunning La Paire shoes (see the post below) we have something to keep you busy over the festive period.

Books are – to all right-thinking people – mandatory at Christmas time. (I re-read A Christmas Carol (and weep) every year and have just ordered Jeeves and the Yuletide Spirit as I’m totally in the festive swing of things.) We know you love books – so we’re super-excited about this prize. We have five sets of three of next year’s hottest books up for grabs (yep, as in 2015; as in you’re getting a sneak preview of not-yet-published-novels). That’s your festive reading sorted.

Book of Lost & Found

The Book of Lost and Found is being touted as the women’s fiction debut of 2015. It’s so up my street I might just snaffle a copy for myself (I jest. Honestly.) It has the ring of an epic: a love story which sweeps across countries and years. From bucolic rural England in 1928, onto Paris in the shadow of the looming War, and flash forward to the discovery of a painting in 1980s London – this is the story of Tom and Alice. There will be tears – and I suspect you will fall in love…


Now this is a gripping premise for a novel: Sarah’s daughter is dead….but she’s not sure which daughter. Feeling the chills trickling down your spine already?

The Ice Twins grapples with the question: how well do we really know those we love the most? And what if everything you thought you knew was turned on its head? Following the death of their daughter, Lydia, they move to a remote, tiny Scottish island in an attempt to rebuild their lives. But Lydia’s twin, Kirstie, starts behaving strangely, becomes ostracised at school – and then one day reveals that she is not Kirstie; she is Lydia.

Adobe Photoshop PDFBoroda is a three-legged dog owned by spirited septuagenarian Galina. Boroda and Galina belong to each other. But Boroda is captured by Mitya The Exterminator – and Galina must save her beloved dog.  In the ensuing trans-Russia comic misadventure, she will uncover the dark secret of what happened to her husband Pasha (he was taken by the Party for a ‘holiday’ – and returned a different man) – and the truth of Communist Russia’s 1950s medical experiments. Galina Petrovna’s Three Legged Dog Story is a joyful picaresque tale with a darkly intellectual heart.

Surely you’re tempted. I know I am.

To win email us at [email protected] with Books competition in the subject box.  For an extra entry ‘like’ us on Facebook. Competition closes on Friday 18th December, 2014.

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    simone lee
    December 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm


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    Victoria Parsons
    December 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Merry Christmas!

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    Val Hartley
    December 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Liked and emailed – fingers crossed. Seasons greetings.

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    portlandbelle jay
    December 14, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Happy Christmas guys

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    Carol Peace
    December 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Great competition, I was lucky to get an early copy of The Ice twing and its a great book. Review on goodreads.

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