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Posted on 15 Nov, 2017 in Giveaways & Quizzes | 0 comments

Spring 2017 Giveaway #12

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Angels, thistles, murder, a dark past … this week’s giveaway covers all the important subjects. To go in the draw to win these terrific books simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘SPRING #12’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Thursday 16 November 2017. As we cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, entries from Australian residents only, please.

CK Stead The Necessary Angel

In this new novel CK Stead articulates the careless lives of privileged Parisians in a contemporary world of chaos, terrorism and war. This is a story of people grappling with love and fidelity; a story about the importance of books; a commentary on living in complex modern-day Europe; and a mystery. ‘[The novel] … moves artfully from opera and poetry and the matter of buying “fairy-tale shoes”, to the violent deaths at Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015.’ – Carmel Bird, NRB.

Courtesy of Allen & Unwin

 

Noëlle Janaczewska The Book of Thistles

Some plants have sustained empires and sparked wars. Some have ignited public outrage. In 1852 South Australia passed its Thistle Act, probably the first weed control legislation anywhere in the world. Part accidental memoir, part environmental history and part exploration of the performative voice on the page, The Book of Thistles is about the cultural and social life of this group of plants we call thistles.

Courtesy of UWA Publishing

 

David Owen 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder

Tasmania’s rise and rise as a tourist destination makes the island an ideal location for the cashed-up international polo-set jetting in from Europe, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and LA for their late summer carnival and relaxathon in the world’s latest clean-green hotspot. But when this idyll is gruesomely interrupted by murder, Pufferfish, aka seasoned Detective Inspector Franz Heineken of the Tasmanian Police Force, is called to investigate.

Courtesy of Fullers Bookshop

 

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich The Fact of a Body: A murder and and a memoir

The true story of a young law student, an unspeakable crime and a past that refuses to stay buried. Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins working on the retrial defence of death-row convicted murderer and child molester, Ricky Langley, her position is clearly against the death penalty. But as she reviews old tapes, hears Ricky speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. She is forced to face how her own history colours her view of his crime.

Courtesy of Pan Macmillan

Remember, to go in the draw to win these four titles, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘SPRING #12’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Thursday 16 November 2017.

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