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  • Craft goodies winner

    Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:28

    blog imageThanks for all your great entries in our Get Making competition. We asked you what in the world would you most like to make. We had a woman who wanted to make her husband clean the house and a youngster who wanted to make their teacher to disappear. But the overwhelming number of entries were very generous and giving and people wanted to make quilts, cushions and all manner of comforting things for their families

    So, we decided to pick the winner out of a hat and congratulations to Reshma Singh, who lives on a kibbutz in Israel. Thanks again to everybody!

  • Usain Bolt Winner!

    Tue, 26 Oct 2010 03:22



    We have a winner for our Usain Bolt, 'What Could You Do in 9.58s?' competition. Loads and loads of submissions, so thanks to everybody for entering.

    The winner was quite similar to a lot of entries but tickled us because of the way the words were written down, a sort of hieroglyph, or visual Onomatopoeia...

    composethise-mailsenditandwinabunchofstu-

    So, congratulations to James O'Connor. Usain goodies on their way!
  • Yet another winner!

    Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:42



    Another competition, another winner! Many thousands of entries to win a great iPod touch. The winner has been decided entirely randomly before a panel of independent Book Depository adjudicators. Drum roll please........

    Karen Gnioto! Well done! A shiny iPod with 20 books is on its way!
  • Yet another winner!

    Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:33



    Another competition, another winner! Many thousands of entries to win a great iPod touch. The winner has been decided entirely randomly before a panel of independent Book Depository adjudicators. Drum roll please........

    Karen Gnioto! Well done! A shiny iPod with 20 books is on its way!
  • It's winnin' time!

    Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:08

    Well, what a response. Thanks so much for the thousands of entries. It's taken a while for us here at Book Depository Towers to make our way through all the reviews and believe me we've read ALL of them. Very difficult to pull out a winner as we had tons of great ones but we've gone for an entry by a young woman, full of vim, vigor and a lot of humor. The book is Going Bovine by Libba Bray and our winner is Alexandra Craddock. Congratulations, a big pile of proofs will be in the post asap.

    'Teenager with a fatal disease? Check. Popularity gained due to said fatal disease? Check. Totally cliched tale of self-discovery? Not at all. Having your mind eaten away by 'unstable, dark matter' with the only thing keeping you alive being a Disney World E-Ticket may seem far-fetched, but in 'Going Bovine', a story so indescribably and fantastically trippy, it's the norm. From the hysterical chapter introductions to characters who are honest and you can relate to (you can really relate if you are being relentlessly pursued by the 'Wizard of Reckoning' or if you're a Viking God trapped in the body of a garden gnome.) My copy of the book is battered, I've read it so many times, the pages are stained with tears and the words smudged after I've laughed so hard I sprayed food across them.
    Punk angel called Dulcie? Check. Giants made of fire with eyes like black diamonds? Check. Happy ending? You'll have to find out.

    ps The name on the review is Alexandra's mum. She has the BD account!
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