by Jonny on Nov 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Materials required: colouring utensils
Optional requirements: emotional maturity
Colouring for Grown-ups is a hilarious new book with a decidedly adult twist.
Take your pick from a wide range of activities, such as:
- ‘Colour the Zombie Apocalypse!’
- ‘Wankers Around The World’
- ‘What’s That Smell?’ As well as many more!
We want you to show us your work!
For your chance to win a copy Colouring For Grown-Ups as well as a fantastic selection of humour books, download a page from Colouring for Grown-Ups below, colour it in, and tweet @TransworldBooks with #ColouringForGrownUps.
For more information about the book click here.
Closing date 30th November.
Open to UK residents only.
by Kate on Nov 7, 2012 at 7:28 am
Congratulations to the following entrants on winning copies of Joanne Harris’s latest two books -
Each winner will be emailed and notified. The competition is now closed. Thank you to all who entered.
We’ve been spoiled this year with three new titles from the bestselling author Joanne Harris. Back in May we released Peaches for Monsieur le Curé where Joanne revisited Lansquenet and Vianne Rocher, the location and main character of her renowned novel Chocolat.
Today, her second collection of short stories A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String is published along with the second of her YA novels Runelight. A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String is a new collection of sixteen tales combining the everyday with the unexpected; wild fantasy with bittersweet reality. In Runelight Joanne Harris draws us back into a richly imagined world-a world not unlike our own, had it been shaped by the Vikings instead of the Romans. A world of Norse gods that remains divided – an old regime been wiped out but with nothing to take its place, anarchy is beginning to spread.
To celebrate the publication of these two very different books we’re offering 5 sets of both books to 5 lucky people who can name the title of Joanne’s first printed collection of short stories.
To enter simple comment below this story with your answer and the winners will be picked at random and announced on 20th November.
You can follow Joanne on Twitter – @joannechocolat or visit her website – www.joanne-harris.co.uk
by Lynsey on Oct 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm
MARSHMALLOWS ARE MAGIC!
It’s true and we have the recipes to prove it!
If, like us, you are missing The Great British Bake Off and their patisserie masterpieces (some of which we’d never even heard of!) then we have the challenge for you! This Thursday Genevieve Taylor’s Marshmallow Magic will be published, it’s the perfect book for those who want to try something different and create something that has the WOW factor! These are gourmet marshmallows to make, share and give and include some mouth-watering recipes.
Try the Mojito Marshmallows for some grown up decadence, the Lemon Meringue Layer (which are completely delicious) or the Marshmallow Pops for some seasonal fun! Keep an eye on our Pinterest account for a marshmallow making challenge - if you’d like to take part we’ll send you a recipe and you just have to send us your photos! You can be our Champion Baker!!
Easy to make, low fat and completely delicious this book, the perfect gift for foodies, at just £9.99 is our treat of the week!
WIN One of Five copies of this wonderful recipe book and a set of baking goodies! (Seen on the right!*) Just email us at Competitions and we’ll send you a scrummy recipe from the book. Then just send us a photo of the marshmallows you make and you could win a FREE BOOK & GOODY BOX! It’s that easy.
Good Luck and happy making!
*includes pink Fox Runs Kitchen spatula, Dr Oetker Shimmer Sugar, Swift 8pc Icing set, Silicone Choco Heart mould, Colour Works Measuring Spoon set and copy of the book!
by Lynsey on Jul 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm
by Jonny on Jun 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm
This week sees the release of Beautiful Brutality: The Family Ties at the Heart of Boxing by Adam Smith.
To celebrate this release following a fantastic launch event on the 13th June, where several World champion Boxers were in attendance, we have a limited amount of signed competition copies to send out to a few lucky readers.
To get your hands on a copy just let us know, in the comment space below, which creature did famous American boxer Muhammad Ali describe his fighting style as ‘float like a…’? .
The closing date for entries is 28th June 2012 and winners will be announced here and notified.
You can also watch the fantastic video iFilm London took of the launch party below.
by Kate on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:20 am
Congratulations to the following people on winning a copy of The Watchers by Jon Steele:
We will be contacting you by email.
This week sees the release of a magical debut novel by Jon Steele, The Watchers in paperback.
To celebrate this release we have a limited amount of competition copies to send out to a few lucky readers. To get your hands on a copy just let us know, in the comment space below, which country the setting for this book, Lausanne, is situated. The closing date for entries is 22nd June 2012 and winners will be announced here and notified.
To find out more about The Watchers, take a look at this video following Jon around the different real-life locations that inspired his writing. VIDEO
Praise for The Watchers:
by Kate on Apr 12, 2012 at 9:17 am
This competition is now closed
Congratulations to Sarah, Susi Holliday, Katie and Nikki-ann who have all won a copy of How To Forget!
The hilarious new novel from Marius Brill – How to Forget is published today.
Do you hold on to your memories? Or do they hold on to you?
Magicov the Magnificent, grand illusionist, earns his living entertaining the geriatrics of Lotus House Care Home. But Mr Magicov (also known as Peter) envies them – they’ve mastered a trick that eludes him. They can forget.
Peter yearns to forget. But memories haunt him: the shameful moment an eight-year-old wrecked his life; the FBI agent who hunted him like a dog; that suitcase stuffed with a million pounds. More than anything Peter wants to forget Kate, the expert con woman. The one he loved and left.
For renowned bain-scientist Dr Chris Tavasligh, Peter’s craving to escape makes him the perfect candidate for a bold experiment in changing minds – forever. Faced with such an opportunity, will Peter go through with it? And if he does, who will he become?
This novel was sparked by Marius’ interest in magic and sleight of hand, where a magician has the ability to control the experiences of others. Marius then went on to do incredibly comprehensive research into memory, the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and philosophy, as well as becoming a qualified hypnotist.
How to Forget has really sparked the attention of those who’ve read it. A L Kennedy said that, “How to Forget is a genuinely funny romp through some of the darker areas of the human mind and some of the more life-threatening areas of mentalism and magic. An engaging and good-hearted read.”
To celebrate the paperback release we have limited copies to giveaway. All you have to do to get your hands on one is to post a comment below telling us who your favourite magician is and we’ll announce the winners on 26th April.
by Elizabeth on Oct 27, 2011 at 10:53 am
The Christmas Angel is published in hardback today, a tender story of family relationships, old ties, new loves and finding somewhere to belong. To celebrate, we are giving away 5 copies of this wonderful book to really get you in the Christmas spirit… after all, there are only 58 days to go!
There are two ways to win…
1. tweet THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL to @EKSwain and @transworldbooks
2. post THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL on the wall of The Page Turners Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/ThePageTurners
The winners will be chosen at random and notified by Friday 4th November, when this competition will close.
by Lynsey on Sep 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm
The wonderfully witty and heartwarming Yorkshireman Jack Sheffield, author of the Teacher Series will be appearing at The Guildford Book Festival on Monday 17th October.
Join Jack at 10:30am for coffee and his hilarious tales of headmastering a primary school in Yorkshire in the 1970′s at the Electric Theatre in Guildford.
Between the Lines has five sets of two tickets to give away with a copy of Jack’s first book Teacher, Teacher! If you’re free on the 17th October and would like to meet the friendliest author in town, get your book signed, learn how Jack became a published author and have a thoroughly enjoyable morning simply comment on this post below with the answer to the following question:
Q. Jack Sheffield is the author of which series of books?
Winners will be announced on the 7th October. Good Luck!
by Lynsey on Aug 13, 2011 at 9:00 am
This year sees the publication of Terry Pratchett’s 39th Discworld novel SNUFF! To celebrate this momentous occasion we have been revealing exclusive images, information and spoilers on the Terry Pratchett Facebook Group on the 13th of every month in the run up to publication on the 13th October.
There are only two months left and what better way to celebrate the 13th August exclusive SNUFF date than with a competition to win an extremely rare, early reading edition of SNUFF! Get your hands on an uncorrected book proof two months before the book hits the shelves!
It couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is answer the question below. Email your name and answer to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org to be in with a chance to win.
Q: What was the 25th Discworld novel called?
All winning entries will be put in the proverbial hat (or sack if there are a dearth of hats) and the winner will be drawn on Monday 15th August. The competition ends at midnight on Sunday 14th August and the winner will be announced at noon on Monday 15th August! Open to international entrants.