Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Giveaway: The Brontes Went To Woolworths

You were probably expecting my update this morning on Wuthering Heights. It's going to be a few days more. Emily (Bronte) knows what happened. We discussed the delay last night. Emily thinks it best if I get her trip to Woolworths out of my system first, before going back to Heathcliff. Her sister Charlotte agrees and hopes Jill (Fizzy Thoughts) will understand.

What's going on? A book, The Brontes Went To Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson, has taken hold of me this week. I'm not sure if I shall ever be the same again. Photographs talk to me. Hugh (you know who) keeps calling. My dreams at night have taken on a new fantasy as in a trip to Wonderland. I've become obsessed with this story of three sisters, and their make believe life, published in England back in 1931.

At first I cursed Library Thing Early Reviewers for sending the book to me. But then a strange thing happened. After so many bumps in the road, three restarts of the book until finally grasping what was going on, I began to love what I reading.

Later this week I'll be posting my review of The Brontes Went to Woolworths. This will hopefully get it out my system so I can return to my backlog of books.

In the meantime I challenge you to read this book and see what impact it leaves on you.

I'm giving away a new copy of 
The Brontes Went to Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson

To enter leave a comment with your email address.
Deadline is Friday night, May 28. 



  1. Hi Rob,
    I have this image of a small group of nicely dressed girls, (though decades out of fashion) sitting at the snack bar of Woolworths eating icecream sundaes out of those tiny dishes with those very long handled spoons. Thats what I did when my grandmother took me to Woolworths.

    Please enter me in your contest.

  2. I have wanted to read this one. Please include me.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

  3. I'd love to win this one! Thanks for the give-away.

  4. Emily and Jill both understand. :-D

  5. I would love to win a copy of this! My email is booklustblogger AT gmail DOT com.

    I am glad Emily is so understanding- she doesn't SEEM like she would be ;-)

  6. Hi - I would really like to enter please - I have wanted to read this title for ages.

    My email address is hannahstonehambookblog AT googlemail DOT com

    Thanks indeed!

  7. The storyline is quite interesting and I would love to win and read this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  8. Oh please throw my name in the hat. Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks Rob.

  9. I would love to read this!

  10. Would like to be entered for this one please. Thank you for hosting.


  11. I cannot resist entering this giveaway, as Woolworths brings back fond memories of my childhood years :)

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks Rob

  12. ***CONTEST WINNER***The Brontes Went To Woolworths

    Thanks for the comments, Woolworths memories and for entering my contest. I think Aarti is right that Emily would never be so understanding!

    I used Random(org) to choose the lucky number. It picked 9 which belongs to Darcie K.

    More contests are coming so stay tuned.

    Aloha from Rob


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