Friday, 16 April 2021

#Giveaway - A Theatre For Dreamers @PollySamson The Long Long Afternoon @wekesperos #Win #Competition #Prizes



Happy Friday!  It is time for another giveaway on Random Things.

Today I have two fabulous books to send to one lucky winner

A Theatre For Dreamers by Polly Samson, published by Bloomsbury

The Long Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper, published by Manilla Press

1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the
Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen.

Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels.

Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost - and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.

Read my review of A Theatre For Dreamers here 

It's the summer of 1959, and the well-trimmed lawns of Sunnylakes, California, wilt under the sun.

At some point during the long, long afternoon, Joyce Haney, wife, mother, vanishes from her home, leaving behind two terrified children and a bloodstain on the kitchen floor.

While the Haney's neighbours get busy organising search parties, it is Ruby Wright, the family's 'help', who may hold the key to this unsettling mystery. Ruby knows more about the secrets behind Sunnylakes' starched curtains than anyone, and it isn't long before the detective in charge of the case wants her help. But what might it cost her to get involved? In these long hot summer afternoons, simmering with lies, mistrust and prejudice, it could only take one spark for this whole 'perfect' world to set alight . . .

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Win 2 Books : A Theatre For Dreamers by Polly Samson / The Long Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper

Polly Samson is the author of two short story collections and two previous novels. 

Her work has been shortlisted for prizes, translated into several languages and has been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. 

She has written lyrics to four number one albums and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. @PollySamson 

Inga Vesper is a journalist and editor. 

She moved to the UK from Germany to work as a carer, before the urge to write and explore brought her to journalism. 
As a reporter, she covered the coroner's court and was able to observe how family, neighbours and police react to a suspicious death. 
Inga has worked and lived in Syria and Tanzania, but always returned to London, because there's no better place to find a good story than the top deck of a bus.

Twitter @wekesperos

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