Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Get a free proof copy of the new John Irving novel

John 'Cider House Rules' / 'World According to Garp' Irving has a new book out soon.

Bloomsbury have 10 proof copies to give away - just send an email to sneakpeek@bloomsbury.com by the 30th September, and ten winners will be selected at random. Please include your name and address so they can send you a copy if you win.

Full Ts & Cs here

About the book:

"In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County - to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto - pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them."

According to this useful chart in Wikipedia (so it must be true), it's his 4th book to feature bears.

Sounds good!

Update - 18th November - Good things do happen - I was sent one of the proof copies of the book!

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