Saturday, 25 June 2011

Giveaway! 'The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making' (Catherynne M. Valente)

I'm taking a bit of a break from the blog this week because, well... I'm absolutely shattered (work, baby, the same old...) and something has got to give. The blog drew the short straw so I'm taking a little time out to get stuck into several good books before coming back next week and picking up where I left off.

That's not to say that the blog will just stop in the meantime though. After all, you're reading this ;o) I've scheduled some tasty bits and pieces to keep things ticking over here in the best possible way so keep coming back to see what's up. The first part of the week is all about competitions, the second part will see awesome guest blogs from some great authors; you can't ask for a lot more than that can you? :o)

Anyway, on with the first of our competitions...

Thanks to Zeitghost Media and MacMillan, I have one copy of Catherynne M. Valente's 'The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making' to give away to one lucky reader of the blog. This competition is only open to US and Canadian residents though... Check out the blurb,

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn?t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.

If you want in then you know what to do next. Drop me an email (address at the top right hand side of the screen) telling me who you are and what your postal address is. The subject header needs to be 'Fairyland'.

This competition has to end a little earlier than normal I'm afraid. I can only leave this one open until the 30th of June so please make sure your emails reach me by then.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

Bets Davies said...

Wow. I know I'm not in for the contest, but I am for the book. This one sounds fascinating. It almost has a Wizard of OZ opening, though the girl is somewhat older. I am also put in mind of The Neverending Story--two of my all time favs! Thanks for the heads up!