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The Great Gone-Away Giveaway!

Gone-Away GiveawayLaydeez and Gennlemen!! Roll up, roll up for Vulpes Libris’ second Great Book Giveway!!

William Heinemann have very generously donated not one, but TWO – count ’em, TWO – first edition, hardback copies of Nick Harkaway’s extraordinary debut novel The Gone-Away World (reviewed by yours truly HERE) and if they aren’t future collectibles, I’ll eat my hat (or possibly a Mars bar … or some nice rose creams …).

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy, just post a comment on this thread before 10.00am BST on Sunday (nothing witty or erudite is necessary – “Me! Me! Choose me!” will do just fine), and the winners will be the first two names chosen at random by my dear old Mum, who thinks I’m slightly loopy, but quite nice really …

As ever, Book Foxes are ineligible for entry into the draw. False moustaches and funny voices will avail you nothing.

Links: Nick Harkaway’s website-that’s-a-blog.

29 comments on “The Great Gone-Away Giveaway!

  1. Dingo
    June 30, 2008

    Ooohhh! I want! I want! Oh wait, sorry, where are my manners? Please enter me into the contest. Thank you.

  2. Sophia Roberts
    June 30, 2008

    Now that would be good! I know a certain Mr. Something who’d be verrrrrrrrrrry interested. Finger’s crossed 🙂

  3. rosyb
    June 30, 2008

    Me, geev eet to mee!

    (Damn, moustache just fell off)


  4. Lisa
    June 30, 2008

    I was just about to pull that scam, Rosy! Great prize, Moira. I vant it. I know, I know, I’m ineligible. Mutter mutter moan.

  5. RosyB
    June 30, 2008

    Aha – but now she can’t see me, I could sneak back later in an interesting geometrically-designed box disguise…

  6. Moira
    June 30, 2008


  7. bunnyb
    June 30, 2008

    Sounds intriguing! Please enter me too 🙂 Thanks!

  8. Becca
    June 30, 2008

    Add my name too please 🙂

  9. Caro
    June 30, 2008

    Please could you add my name too? Thanks! 🙂

  10. Peta
    June 30, 2008

    Count me in!

  11. Maureen N
    June 30, 2008

    Consider me too, please.

  12. Gaskella
    June 30, 2008

    Yes please! Thanks.

  13. Kam A
    June 30, 2008

    Please enter me – thank you!

  14. Anne
    June 30, 2008

    I am so shameless, having just failed to get another book, here I am commenting again in the hope of getting something free. Shameless but, clearly, hopeful.

  15. Dovile
    July 1, 2008

    The review of the book really hooked me up! Sign me in too, please!

  16. Raisu
    July 1, 2008

    Please add my name too, thank you!

  17. kkahnharris
    July 1, 2008

    Would love one! Got your message via Book Mooch.

  18. clom
    July 1, 2008

    Count me in please!

  19. Gomez
    July 1, 2008

    Hi, good idea looking on

  20. Heidi
    July 1, 2008

    Ooh yes please count me in!

  21. bibliophilist
    July 1, 2008

    I’ll de-lurk long enough to say I’d like to be included.

  22. Nicole (ikkinlala)
    July 1, 2008

    I’d love a chance to win this book.

  23. FlossieT
    July 2, 2008

    Yes please!

    (It may be difficult to get through the week with everything crossed superstitiously…)

  24. Shazza
    July 2, 2008

    I would love to be considered – the review sounds intriguing! Thank you x

  25. Lucy Diamond
    July 2, 2008

    Please put my name in the hat too!
    Sounds fab. cheers!

  26. genericben
    July 5, 2008

    Ooooo I have wanted this for a while! please enter me

  27. Moira
    July 6, 2008


    Drum roll, please Maestro ……

    As promised, my dear old Mum drew the two winning tickets this morning over breakfast.

    After we’d cleaned the marmalade off them, we discovered that the two winners were:

    kkahnharris and dovile.

    I’ve emailed you both … :mrgreen:

    (Rosyb might have won if her moustache hadn’t fallen off …) )

  28. Dovile
    July 8, 2008

    Thanks for the great opportunity!

    Me too found my way here via BookMooch. Thank you, Leena!

    My adress is already on its way to you, Moira.

  29. Moira
    July 8, 2008

    Safely received!

    The book will be on its way to you very soon.

    kkahnharris … yours may even be on your doormat. :mrgreen:

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