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Posted on 23 Aug 2018 in Giveaways & Quizzes |

It Might As Well Be Spring 2018 giveaway

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Yes, it’s still August but the the sun is shining, the blossom is blossoming, and hay fever is on the rise. So let’s give away some books to get you in the mood for next month’s series of spring giveaways. To go in the draw to win all four of these fab titles, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au by 6pm Friday 24 August 2018 with ‘spring’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email. As we cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, entries from Australian residents only please.

Hugh Mackay Australia Reimagined: towards a more compassionate, less anxious society

In her review for NRB of the veteran social researcher’s latest work, Shelley McInnis wrote: ‘For decades, Mackay has warned in mild tones about the social costs of our retreat into consumerism: chiding us, for example, for our preoccupation with the sorts of taps we might buy for our bathroom renovations. Now, in what he clearly sees as a social crisis, he is calling us out in a more strident tone for our self-absorbed Quests for the Perfect Latte. It is time, he reckons, for a course correction.’

Courtesy of Pan Macmillan

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus The Book Ninja

A novel about books and falling in love. Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or just a date with a semi-normal person. Inspired by her job at the Little Brunswick Street Bookshop, Frankie embarks on the ultimate love experiment: planting her favourite books on trains inscribed with her contact details in a bid to attract the charming and well-read man of her dreams. What could possibly go wrong?

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

 

Michael Wilding Little Demon

Private investigator Plant returns to the iconic paradise of Byron Bay, hired by an ageing rock’n’roll journalist whose computer containing a history of alternative communes has been stolen.  The Sydney Morning Herald said ‘the private eye novel has come a long way from Raymond Chandler … into an era of magic mushrooms and free love.’ Peter Corris said ‘… with Wilding the unstable underpinning of modern industrialised society is laid bare. And made hilariously funny.’

Courtesy of Arcadia

 

Daniel Cole Hangman

From the author of the international bestseller Ragdoll. Eighteen months after the ‘Ragdoll’ murders, a body is found hanging from Brooklyn Bridge, the word ‘bait’ carved into the chest. In London, a copycat killer strikes and a body is found branded with the word ‘puppet’, forcing DCI Emily Baxter into an uneasy partnership with the American detectives on the case.

Courtesy of Hachette

 

 

Remember, to go in the draw to win all four books,  email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with ‘spring’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Friday 24 August 2018.