Book Giveaway (Nicci French) & A Couple of Competitions

Nicci French Giveaway

I am reading (the hardback version of) ‘House of Correction’ by the fabulous duo Nicci French and it’s brilliant. One of those books that you just can’t wait to get back to.

It’s about a woman who finds herself in jail, accused of murder. “They all believe she killed him. How can she prove she’s innocent?” She fires her solicitor and decides to defend herself and she has to put the case together from prison. It’s gripping!

And lucky you, I have a brand new paperback version to give away.

I’ve got a subscription to The Capital Crime Book Club and this month’s bundle-of-joy included ‘House of Correction’ which, obviously, I’ve already got, so I’m giving it away.

If you’d like to be in the draw, just leave a comment to that effect and on Sunday evening (13th June) at 8pm I’ll do a random draw to decide the winner. UK only (sorry!).

UPDATE: 13th June. I’ve now drawn the winner, using the nifty Random Name Wheel of Fortune (see below) and Lynda McMahon’s name was picked out! Well done Lynda. A message and the book will be winging their way to you soon!


Working Class Writers’ Prize

If you consider yourself a working class writer, you might be interested in a new competition being run by the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook folk.

You’ve got until 16th July to submit a sample of your writing, which must be the beginning of an unpublished work-in-progress no more than 2,000 words in length and a one-page synopsis for the full manuscript. You must also include a short piece of writing (200 words) in the Covering Letter section of the on-line entry form about yourself and why this prize speaks to you.

And if you’re wondering why we need competitions like this, you might find this article about the Common People project interesting (I did!).

Louise Walters Books Page 100 Competition

I featured the Louise Walters’ Page 100 competition last year but only gave you a few days to enter, so this time I’m giving you lots of notice: it doesn’t close until 30th September.

As you may remember, it’s a quirky competition which asks you to submit page 100 – and only that page – of your unpublished novel or novella.

It’s only £6 to enter and the winner will receive a full manuscript report of their novel or novella, four LWB books of their choice and a £50 book token.

There are runners-up prizes too.

All the details are here.

Good luck!

Bonnie In The Buttercups

Bonnie in the buttercups June 2021

Bonnie has had her hair cut! Boy, did she need it.

In fact, the big pile of fur on the table after the dog groomer had done her stuff, looked like… well, like another dog!

And now she’s all little and smooth and it’s hard to believe she’s 8 years old because she looks like a puppy.

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16 Responses to Book Giveaway (Nicci French) & A Couple of Competitions

  1. oeillade1 says:

    I’d love to read “House of Correction”, Thanksx

  2. Hello Helen. I love a good crime novel so I’d like to enter the prize draw. Thank you.

  3. Hi 👋🏻 I’d love to win a copy of House of Correction! I’ve seen it quite a bit on social media and it’s getting great reviews. Thanks for the chance, very generous of you 🙂🤞🏻💙


    Funny, a photographer where I live in Hampshire was asking where he might find a field of buttercups. Bit far for him to travel and there must be a spot closer to home. Please count me in your book draw.

  5. Linda Lewis says:

    I could use a good book to take with me to my Isle of Wight BIG birthday trip. Thanks for the competition info too.

  6. says:

    Hi Helen Always look forward to reading your blogs and, of course, I’m always up for a free new book!  Would be delighted if you include me in the draw. Best wishesPatricia

  7. Eirin Thompson says:

    Gorgeous pic of Bonnie. Thanks for another interesting post.

  8. edinburghs says:

    Nicci French books are soo gripping – I’d like to be gripped again!

  9. Sharon boothroyd says:

    I love crime fiction but I’ve never read Nicci French. I’d like to start, so please count me in your draw!

  10. banksywrites says:

    Hi Helen. Bonnie’s such a cutie! I’m well jel of you having all that lovely countryside nearby. You can imagine how crowded our parks and gardens are in Chelters, at the mo. Please include me in your book draw. I agree, the Nicci French duo is fab!

  11. Helen Lowry says:

    Hi Helen. I’d love to read this, please. Bonnie looks good!

  12. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  13. Kate Hogan says:

    Hi Helen, be great if you would enter me in your draw for the Nicci French book. Can’t believe Bonny is eight. Seems like only yesterday you brought her home and introduced her to us all! Thanks for all the info, too. Good wishes Kate Hogan.

  14. Sarah Campbell says:

    I’d love to be in the draw for The House of Correction

  15. Sue Cook says:

    Hi, Helen. I’ve never read any Nicci French, either. It seems like a good time to start. Please enter me for the draw.

  16. Enid Reece says:

    I love Nicci French. A great writing duo. Not read this book so would love to win a copy.

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