December 23 2014
Postscript: COMPETITION COMPLETE January 8 2015
Thanks to all those who entered – we had two winners in the end courtesy of publishers Bloomsbury and the wonderful response we got to our festive book competition. Congratulations to Robyn Clarke from Cheshire and Suzanne Jackson from Southampton. You’ll be getting your own hardback copy of Kamila Shamsie’s ‘A God In Every Stone’. There’ll be more book offers this year, sign up to our newsletters on the home page or like us on FACEBOOK Thanks!
Enter our festive competition and have a chance of winning a great novel…
IT’S BEEN described as one of the books of the year and has the endorsement of the high-powered judges deliberating over the $50,000 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature*.
They have named Kamila Shamsie’s “A God in Every Stone” in their final shortlist of five books in the running for one of the world’s most lucrative literary prizes.
Now in conjunction with publishers Bloomsbury UK, we can offer you your own FREE copy of the novel in hardback (£14.99 in most shops) – and discover how you can double your chances of winning this much admired novel.
Epic in scope, Shamsie’s sixth novel covers a time of tragedy and tumult, opening in 1914 as the world is plunging into its first truly global conflict.
Caught in the ebb and flow of history’s swirling currents are a young Englishwoman, Vivian Rose Spencer and a 20-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul who is serving in the British Indian Army.
About a year later their fates will collide with powerful consequences, and the significance of their meeting on a train in Peshawar that day will not become truly apparent until 15 years later when the tide of history is moving inexorably towards new relationships, both personal and multi-lateral, liberty and freedom.
The Independent described “A God in Every Stone” as “complex and spell-binding” and brilliant in the way that it built a rich personal tapestry for its characters amid a world in ferment.
Please answer the question below to enter the competition to win “A God In Every Stone” by Kamilia Shamsie to firstname.lastname@example.org enter the prize draw.
Question: In what year does “A God In Every Stone” start?
You must be 18 or over and resident in the UK to enter and you must email your answer by 10am, Friday, January 2 2015.
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Good luck and happy reading over the holiday period…
*The winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be announced on January 22 at the Jaipur Literature Festival. “A God in Every Stone” was named in the shortlist alongside: “The Scatter Here is too Great” by Bilal Tanweer, “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri, “Noontide Toll” by Romesh Gunesekera and “The Mirror of Beauty” by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi. Look out for www.asianculturevulture.com’s special coverage of Jaipur 2015! See book archives (about half way down) for covreage of last year 2014