A gift from David’s wife, Polly, this time. Her new book, Perfect Lives, is released later this week and you can win a signed copy.
It’s Polly’s second collection of short stories; all are intertwined, many of the characters linked in some way. A two-part video explains more, both parts to be found at Polly’s website (scroll down for the first, the videos are clearly numbered).
If you have access to it, Polly has provided a taster, along with an interview, to the current issue – that’s Issue 37 – of Aesthetica magazine.
Perfect Lives is available at Amazon, at all good book shops, and even at some not-very-good ones.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy, as everyone enjoys a good raffle, please include the following with your comment: Indeed I do enjoy a good raffle and I’d very much like to win a signed copy of Polly’s new book, please.
There are two gifts, actually: Polly has also kindly offered a copy of the re-issued Lying in Bed, her first collection of short stories published in 2000. One of its stories, entitled ‘Daddy’s Girl’, can be heard here.
If you’d like to win that… I enjoy raffles so very much, I’d be delighted to enter another to win a signed copy of Polly’s first book.
No entries will be accepted after 2pm (UK) on Thursday 4 November. Two names will be immediately selected at random, drawn in an exaggerated fashion from a red and white jester’s hat, and the paper on which all names are written – very small, in water-soluble ink – will be promptly and, frankly, joyfully composted moments after the winners have been notified, both here and by e-mail.
Just out of curiosity, which book, or books, are you reading at the moment or have you enjoyed reading in recent months? Christmas coming and all that.