Christmas competition - 2nd bundle

If you thought that Book After Book's Christmas competition couldn't get any better, you're going to have to think again because this year I’m offering you the chance to win not only one but TWO bundles of gorgeous and exciting gifts!

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

Thames & Hudson teNeues
The World of Beatrix Potter Fourth Estate
Bloomsbury Publishing Hodder & Stoughton Barefoot Books Brighton Peach Bookish

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

teNeues CoolDiary Black / Baroque Silver 2012

The World of Peter Rabbit: A Box of Postcards
To celebrate 110 years since the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, this delightful collection of one hundred postcards features the beautiful and iconic illustrations of Beatrix Potter.

Pre-Raphaelite Drawing by Colin Cruise
A comprehensive and superbly illustrated study that reveals for the first time how drawing was central to the activity of making art for the Pre-Raphaelites.

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.

RIOT Scrabble Brooch

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.

Genovese Fig Soap (200g)
A rich deep perfume based on the scent of wild genovese figs.

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Ruiyan Xu
A sensitive exploration of the power of words and of silence this novel is a wonderfully evocative debut about love and language, duty and passion, in a vibrant modern city.

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce? With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.

bookish Tree Christmas Card

A Sky Full of Kindness by Rob Ryan
With magical, intricate papercuts Rob Ryan tells the story of two birds about to become parents for the first time.

Singalong Gift Set
Paperback editions of Barefoot best-sellers The Animal Boogie, The Journey Home from Grandpa’s, and The Farmyard Jamboree — all with singalong CDs — are packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green shopper tote.

And, last but not least, a Virginia Woolf bag, courtesy of bookish!

What do you think? 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:”



  1. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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

  3. I want to read so many of these books! Pigeon English and The Marriage Plot are on my January paycheck list so it'd be a lovely surprise to win.

  4. Greatest Possibility8 December 2011 at 22:37

    Hey great competition and just in time for Christmas! Fingers crossed...

  5. Thanks for such a great competition - what great prizes:)

  6. Entering the competition ! Je croise les doigts !

  7. Another wonderful prize, there is something for everyone in here :o) Love your blog very interesting reviews, have added several titles to my 'To read' list!

  8. Good luck to all of you! I've just realised that I forgot to mention that the hardback of The Marriage Plot is signed by the author!!

  9. Brilliant competition! And some really good reads to be won x


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