Buy a Friend a Book Week – Giveaway!

I’ve just discovered that it is Buy a Friend a Book Week. To celebrate I’m going to give away a well-loved copy of Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller.

The book is set in the mid-18th century and follows the central character,  James Dyer, through England, Europe and Russia. James Dyer is a fascinating character, who is incapable of feeling physical pain. This is a gripping book that questions whether it is better to feel pain, or never know what it is like to experience it. It is one of my favourite books, but you don’t just have to take my word for it, other people think it is amazing too –  it won the James Tait Black Memorial prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 1997.

This is an international giveaway.

In order to enter, just leave a comment below AND one somewhere else on my blog before midnight on Wednesday 8th April.

Good luck!

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  1. Alyce says:

    I would love to be entered to win this book.

    I also commented on your post about joining twitter.

  2. Sandra says:

    Don’t enter me. I acquired a copy of this through book swapping a while back and I’m so glad it’s as good as I had hoped. I must hunt it up and read it now. Thank you for the reminder.

  3. Sandy says:

    I’m sure I will leave multiple comments, so no worries there! Thank you for your generosity in celebrating this week!

  4. Molly says:

    Don’t enter me in the drawing – but I did want to thank you for bringing this special event to my attention. I have a good friend who just started following my blog – and will probably start following lots of other blogs as well (she is hooked!) – and I really need to buy her a book as a special thank you. Now I can tell her that there is an “official” reason for the gift :)

  5. Jackie says:

    Molly – It’s so nice that you are buying a book for your friend. Unfortunately very few of my ‘real life’ friends read – I have hundreds of books they could read here, if they were interested, but they aren’t. So I’ll have to buy a book for a virtual friend instead!

  6. Jackie says:

    Sandra – I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did, and thank you for having a good look round my blog!

  7. tanabata says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I’d love to have my name in for a chance to win it. Thanks.
    I’ve commented on a couple of your recent posts, and added you to my Google Reader.

  8. ikkinlala says:

    I’d love a chance to read this book.

  9. MM says:

    Please enter me. Thanks

  10. Blodeuedd says:

    I am in :D
    And I love that it’s open to all

  11. madeleine says:

    Thank-you for this offer, I will look around your interesting blog and leave annother comment

    madeleine444 AT gmail DOT com

  12. Teddy says:

    Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway Jackie. I am hopelessly behind with my subscriptions on Google Reader.

    I would love to win this book! Even better that it’s well loved. :)

    I blogged about it here:

  13. kim v says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Judith V says:

    Interesting book. I will put this on my must read list.

  15. Valorie says:

    I love the title and I’d LOVE to win.

  16. Fran says:

    I’ve been looking for this book in our bookstores. Would love to take it off my wishlist. :) Please include my name in the drawing. Thanks. ;)

  17. Tea says:

    Boy, “Ingenious Pain” has my interest. I would like to read this book to see how the author handles the issue of pain. Fascinating, I would think. Thanks for entering me.

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