The winner is……

The winner of my Buy a Friend a Book Week competion, winning my well-loved copy of Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller is………

Madeleine from Books I have Loved


I hope that those of you who weren’t successful will try to find a copy of it somewhere else, as it is a really good book.


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!