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Posted on 9 Oct, 2017 in Giveaways & Quizzes | 0 comments

Spring 2017 Giveaway #2

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Spring fever … giveaway fever … Yes, you could win all four of these fab titles. To go in the draw simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘SPRING #2’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Tuesday 10 October 2017.  As we cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, entries from Australian residents only, please.

Bram Presser The Book of Dirt: a novel

Deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp, Jakub Rand is forced to sort through Jewish books for a ‘museum of the extinct race’. Among them is a hollowed-out prayer book containing a small pile of dirt. In Prague, Frantiska Roubickova must sacrifice everything to save her two eldest daughters from certain death. Decades later, Bram Presser embarks on a question to find the truth of the stories his family built around these remarkable survivors.

Courtesy of Text Publishing

 

Harry Blutstein Cold War Games: spies, subterfuge and secret operations at the 1956 Olympic games

The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games were held in the shadow of the Cold War and exploited by both the USSR and the US for propaganda, turning athletic fields, swimming pools and other venues into battlefields. The bloody semi-final water polo match between the USSR and Hungary was just one example. Behind the scenes US agents also encouraged communist athletes to defect – and 46 did so.

Courtesy of Echo Publishing

 

Michael Fitzgerald The Pacific Room

In Samoa, where he chose to die, Robert Louis Stevenson was known as Tusitala, ‘the teller of tales’. In 1892, the artist Girolamo Nerli arrived from Sydney hoping to capture something of the Jekyll and Hyde in his portrait of the famous author. More than a century later, art historian Lewis Wakefield comes to Samoa to research the painting, and confronts the powerful reality of all the desires and demons that RL Stevenson couldn’t control …

Courtesy of Transit Lounge

 

Kathleen Barber Are You Sleeping

Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family’s reputation. But when a hit podcast by an investigative reporter reopens the long-closed case of her father’s murder, Josie’s world begins to unravel …

Courtesy of Pan Macmillan

 

 

 

Remember, to go in the draw to win these four titles, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘SPRING #2’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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