Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great pleasure I announce that I am a World Book Night Giver! Woo Hoo! I have 25 copies of Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier to give away. If you remember last year I did a little competition to give away the 5 books I was given. This year, I have 25 copies to distribute.
World Book Night will be celebrated on Monday 23rd April. It is about spreading the lurve of reading great books. This is how I believe it's going to go: I pick up the books from a fabulous independent book shop called The Book Hive, you will have sent me your addresses via e-mail (you know where to find it), I will pack up and send you a copy of the book. You will need to go on-line and fill out some details to say you've got the book. You read. You enjoy. You find someone else who will appreciate it and they do the same, and so it goes. The idea is to reach out to the casual and light readers of the world. Get them to try something new that they wouldn't necessarily think to pick up in the first place.
Rebecca, starts with one of the best opening lines ever: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...
It is a book of many layers, without beating the reader over the head with it. Written with great control, it tells little and shows much. It is the Tale of the Other Woman or a ghost story or a traditional love-story or a feminist rant. What it isn't, is boring. The tension is sneakily built and you feel for this poor un-named heroine who is an innocent pawn in the centre of so many games.
So, let me know if you want a copy and it will be with you. Oh yes, and you know how it's World Book Night? Well, in my reality that 'World' means WORLD. I will post it to you wherever you are, it will mean slower because of the postage...but it will be with you. E-mail me darlings!