One. Whole. Year.
I’m surprised it’s gone by so quickly, but yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Leaves and Pages blog. It’s been fun, and I definitely want to keep going.
So many books, so many books …
So without any further ado, I am announcing a
in honour of the occasion, and as a small way of saying “Thank You” to all of the other blog readers and writers who have brought me so much enjoyment this neophyte year.
I have acquired three handsome Folio editions of books I’ve read and enjoyed, and much as I am tempted to hoard them away like a miser squirrelling coins, I am going to be all brave and noble and send them out into the world. (That’s why I bought them, after all. And I was thrilled when I found them – “Perfect for the Blog Birthday,” I thought immediately. They were all purchased as “second-hand” but they are crisp and clean and beautiful and all three seem to be unread. These are truly deluxe editions, and I hope they will find good homes where they will be opened up and properly READ.)
So here we go. To take part in the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post, telling me which book you’d like to try for. I’ll do the draw the old fashioned way, names on slips of paper to be drawn “out of the hat” – the winners will be announced and then we can arrange about addresses to mail them to and so on.
Anyone from anywhere is welcome to participate.
And please do – the more the merrier!
The Father Brown Stories
by G.K. Chesterton
Originally published in 1911 (The Innocence of Father Brown) and 1914 (The Wisdom of Father Brown)
This is the full text of both books, with an Introduction by Colin Dexter and many excellent pen-and-ink illustrations by Val Biro. Clothbound with slipcover. 358 pages.
The Folio Society, 1996
The Greengage Summer
by Rumer Godden
Originally published in 1958.
Includes a new Preface by the author added in 1993, a Foreword by Jane Murray Flutter, and an Introduction by Jane Asher (who played one of the children in the 1961 film of the novel), as well as illustrations by Aafke Brouwer. Clothbound with slipcover. 171 pages.
The Folio Society, 2000.
The Franchise Affair
by Josephine Tey
Originally published in 1948.
Introduction by Antonia Fraser. Illustrated by Paul Hogarth. Clothbound with slipcover. 254 pages.
The Folio Society, 2001.