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Posted on 10 Jul, 2017 in Giveaways & Quizzes | 0 comments

MIdwinter 2017 Giveaway #5

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It’s July, and the nights are getting colder … Take your mind off the wind-chill factor with these terrific books.  To win all four, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘WINTER #5’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Tuesday 11 July 2017.  As we cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, entries from Australian residents only, please.

Natalie Haynes The Children of Jocasta

The ancient story of  Oedipus, the man who unwittingly married his mother, is revisited and re-imagined in this novel. Sally Nimon reviewed it for NRB and said: ‘The classical myths continue to appeal because, at their core, they are stories about being human – how we live, how we make mistakes, how we suffer the consequences and we die… Though we all know how Jocasta’s story will end, it doesn’t stop us wanting to live through it with her one more time. Especially when told by as capable a storyteller as Haynes proves herself to be.’

Courtesy of Pan Macmillan

Robert Power Tell It to the Dog

From a Dublin childhood to London, then on to Europe, Asia and Australia, Robert Power’s memoir examines human and animal connectedness, friendship, love and loss.

‘[His] journey is one of great heart, risk and compassion. He is a craftsman using language as a fine tool to carve a life story enmeshed in the values of our common selves.’ — Tony Birch.

Courtesy of Transit Lounge

 

Wendy James The Golden Child

The new novel from the author of The Mistake. Blogger Lizzy’s life is buzzing, happy, normal. But for her real-life creator, Beth, things are unravelling. When one of her teenage daughters is accused of bullying, Beth must face the question: just how well does she know her children?

‘… an engaging and intimate read’ —Australian Bookseller and Publisher

Courtesy of HarperCollins

 

Terry Whitebeach & Sarafino Enadio Trouble Tomorrow

Based on a true story. Obulejo’s family has already been torn apart by the civil war in Sudan when the Rebels come again. The only thing Obulejo can do is run for his life. He is just 15. Can he make the terrifying journey, full of danger from wild animals and pursuing soldiers, across the border to the refugee camp in Kenya?

Courtesy of Allen & Unwin

 

 

Remember, to go in the draw, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘WINTER #5’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Tuesday 11 July 2017.

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