Christmas competition - 1st bundle

To celebrate Christmas, this year I’m offering you the chance to win a bundle of gorgeous and exciting gifts! Knowing me, this mostly means lots of wonderful books (!!) but I’m sure that you’ll be delighted by the little extras. Literary and not!

Before scrolling down to check out the pictures and the list of prizes, please join me in thanking the generous sponsors that agreed to donate all these goodies… In no particular order, a massive THANK YOU to:

teNeues Puffin Thames & Hudson Bloomsbury Publishing Fourth Estate
Picador Barefoot Books Bookish Brighton Peach

And now, without further ado, this is what you could win!

teNeues Art Nouveau 2012 Deluxe Diary

Postcards from Puffin
An irresistible set of 100 postcards, each with a different iconic Puffin cover, in a beautifully designed box.

Stone: Andy Goldsworthy
In Stone, Andy Goldsworthy presents a remarkable collection of photographs of his work and reveals through his own words his uniquely personal relationship with nature.

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.

SEXY Scrabble Brooch

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
A story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, ageing, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best.

My Former Heart by Cressida Connolly
With a large cast of fascinating characters, this is an outstanding novel about families and their ability to adapt. It surely marks the beginning of a long career as a novelist for Cressida Connolly.

Ampersand Necklace

ABCs and 123s Gift Set
Develop counting and alphabet skills with these fun and educational books. Featuring board book editions of Alligator Alphabet, Counting Cockatoos, One Moose, Twenty Mice and Zoë and her Zebra. Packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with a gift tag.

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
Based on blow-by-blow newspaper reports of the 1864 Codrington Divorce, The Sealed Letter, full of sparkling characters and wicked dialogue, is a thought-provoking mystery and gripping drama of friends, lovers and marriage.

bookish Star Christmas Card

The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy
A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David Roberts. This brilliant new poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man’s Land.

Honey and Camomile Soap (200g)
Nourish your skin with this moisturising soap made with Sussex honey and camomile.

Woodland Bluebell Soap (200g)
No need to wait for spring - just close your eyes and experience the wonderful scent of a bluebell wood.

And, last but not least, a Ladybird Notebook from

Happy? The competition is open world-wide and will close on 15th January 2012.

How to enter:

1. Become a follower of this blog by clicking on the “Join this site” button (shown below) that you can find in the sidebar on the right.
2. Fill in this form so that I have all the details I need to send the bundle of prizes asap.

3. Leave a comment below.

4. Optional for one extra entry: if you use Twitter, please tweet “I’ve just entered @BrightonBlogger’s Christmas competition: Please RT!”



  1. Hope I've entered correctly, lovely bundle! tweeted by me @spritneybeers

  2. Sweet! I just filled in the form and I am a follower, both on Blogger and Twitter. Am about to Tweet this!!

  3. So many lovely things! *fingers crossed*

  4. Thanks for a great Christmas giveaway and fr opening it to worldwide entries.

    Great prizes.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  5. Silvia you keep suprising me! Your blog is great and nt only because of all the gifts that you offer but because you keep it energetic and interesting without feeling like I have to come and check ...I come now and then and see what's new. If something interests me less, something else will interest memore the next time. It is how I like a blog to be! Well done :-)

  6. Hi i have just joined your blog and have entered the giveaway thank you

  7. What a wonderful bundle of prizes - excellent - thanks!

  8. Great prizes! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. Thanks for a wonderful competition.

    Great prizes :)

  10. Great prizes, thank you for posting this.

  11. A lovely giveaway for Christmas :-)

  12. Wonderful prize with loads of variety, I'll be signing up for your challenge too - I need something to kickstart the New Year!

  13. Good luck to all of you! For a chance to win more prizes during the new year, please feel free to join my reading challenge too. You'll find the link on the sidebar.

  14. Wooopppa. Entered :D your blog is amazing! I have followed you on here and on twitter and posted the message. Thanks so much!


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