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Posted on 5 Jul, 2017 in Giveaways & Quizzes | 0 comments

Midwinter 2017 Giveaway #4

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Our wondrous midwinter giveaway continues. To go in the draw to win these four titles, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘WINTER #4’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Thursday 6 July 2017.  As we cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, entries from Australian residents only, please. 

Mary-Rose MacColl For a Girl: A true story of secrets, motherhood and hope

At the age of 15, Mary-Rose MacColl was invited to spend time with her high-school teacher and her husband. Her parents thought the relationship a healthy one for their rebellious daughter. It wasn’t long, though, before the teacher and her husband changed the nature of the relationship, with overwhelming consequences for Mary-Rose.

Courtesy of Allen & Unwin

 

Alyssa Palumbo The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A story of Botticelli

Simonetta Cattaneo is the most beautiful woman in Florence, married to a young, handsome and well-educated man who is part of the powerful Medicis’ circle. Then a young painter asks her to sit for him. She and Sandro Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy that leads to her immortalisation in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus.

Courtesy of Pan Macmillan.

 

 

Ouyang Yu Billy Sing: A novel

William ‘Billy’ Sing was born in 1886 to an English mother and a Chinese father. He and his two sisters were brought up in Clermont and Proserpine in rural Queensland. He was one of the first to enlist in 1914, and at Gallipoli became famous for his shooting prowess. In this new novel, Ouyang Yu embodies Billy’s voice as he captures Sing’s triumphant yet conflicted life.

Courtesy of Transit Lounge

 

Vanessa Lafaye At First Light

1993, Key West, Florida: a 96-year-old Cuban woman shoots a Ku Klux Klan official in broad daylight. 1919: Alicia Cortez arrives in Key West exiled in disgrace from her family in Havana. There she meets damaged war hero John Morales. At this time of racial segregation, their blossoming romance does not go unnoticed. And then the Ku Klux Klan comes to town.

Courtesy of Hachette 

 

Remember, to go in the draw, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘WINTER #4’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Thursday 6 July 2017.

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