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AWC weekly giveaways
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WIN ‘The Golden Maze’ by Richard Fidler

This week’s giveaway book is from beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler. His latest book is The Golden Maze – a personally curated history of the magical city that is Prague. Here’s a blurb about it: In 1989, Richard Fidler was living

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COMP CLOSED: ‘The Fire Star’ by A.L. Tait

‘I was up past midnight finishing this book! The mystery kept me turning the pages, and I felt like I’d known Maven and Reeve forever.’ – Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Ice Wolves Great news! Our very own AWC presenter and podcast co-host A.L. Tait is back

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COMP CLOSED: ‘The Good Teacher’ by Petronella McGovern

A good teacher can change lives… This week’s giveaway is from AWC alumna Petronella McGovern – author of 2019’s acclaimed thriller Six Minutes. (For an insight into how she turned her author dreams into reality, check out our case study on her.) Petronella’s latest book is called The Good Teacher

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman

Who said old age has to be dull? This week’s giveaway book is The Thursday Murder Club by British author and recognisable man from the TV, Richard Osman. This is his highly anticipated debut novel (reportedly secured through a seven-figure two-book deal); the first in a classic crime series. In

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Girl in the Mirror’ by Rose Carlyle

Identical twins only look the same… It’s giveaway time again and this week we have three copies of Rose Carlyle’s The Girl in the Mirror to be won. This edge-of-your-seat debut thriller explores identical twins, a crazy inheritance and a boat full of secrets. Who can you trust? Absolutely nobody! 

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COMP CLOSED: Tell us your Lord or Lady name and win ‘Enid’

“Did I really kill them all?”… This week’s giveaway book comes from Australian journalist and bestselling author Robert Wainwright. His previous books include Rose: The unauthorised biography of Rose Hancock Porteous, The Lost Boy, The Killing of Caroline Byrne and Sheila. His latest is Enid: The Scandalous Life of a

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COMP CLOSED ‘Across the Water’ by Ingrid Alexandra

Secrets can pull you under… Hot off the press is this week’s giveaway book – Across the Water – the second novel from Australian author Ingrid Alexandra. Ingrid is an AWC alumna, and you can learn more about her journey to publication on our blog.  Described as The Woman in

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COMP CLOSED ‘Utopia Avenue’ by David Mitchell

Utopia Avenue might be the most curious British band you’ve never heard of… Your giveaway treat this week comes from the prize-winning, bestselling, Irish-residing, twice Booker-shortlisted David Mitchell (whose seven novels include Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks). This is in fact his first novel in more than five years

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Sandpit’ by Nicholas Shakespeare

This week’s giveaway is The Sandpit – a brand new contemporary thriller by British author Nicholas Shakespeare. It involves the disappearance of a nuclear scientist in Oxford – and has been described as a sophisticated literary thriller in the vein of Le Carré, William Boyd or Graham Green. We have

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Silk House’ by Kayte Nunn

Weaving. Healing. Haunting… In this week’s giveaway, we’re offering up three copies of The Silk House – the spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by bestselling author of The Botanist’s Daughter, Kayte Nunn. The novel first follows Australian History teacher Thea Rust, who arrives at

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Jane Austen Society’ by Natalie Jenner

“Hope can sometimes be just enough…” This week’s giveaway is The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner – described as a heartbreaking and uplifting novel of hope, loss and love in the style of bestselling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Here’s a quick synopsis: It’s only a

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide’

Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet… Feeling guilty about your role in destroying our precious world? Never fear, because this week we’re giving away three copies of The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Make Small Changes That

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COMP CLOSED ‘To the Lions’ by Holly Watt

A journalist must follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her… A treat for suspense-lovers this week, with this week’s giveaway having won the 2019 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award – given out to best thriller of the year by the British Crime Writers Association. The book

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COMP CLOSED The award-winning ‘The Botanical Kitchen’

This week, we have Elly McCausland’s beautiful book The Botanical Kitchen to be won – itself the winner of the 2019 Jane Grigson Trust Award – given out for excellence in non-fiction culinary books. The Botanical Kitchen places botanical ingredients at the fore, emphasising the power of a few small

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COMP CLOSED ‘Seven Lies’ by Elizabeth Kay

“If lies are dangerous, the truth can be catastrophic . . .” This week, we’re giving away three copies of the new novel Seven Lies by debut author Elizabeth Kay. It’s being described as the most mesmerising and unsettling thriller you’ll read this year! “It all started with just one

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COMP CLOSED The purrfect ‘Pussweek Pack’!

Cat lovers assemble! This week, we’re having kittens as we excitedly offer up three Pussweek packs by AWC alumna, Bexy McFly. Bexy created the global feline-zine hit series Pussweek – By Cats, For Cats and has since gone on to collaborate with artist Megan Lynn Kott on 2019’s Cats Are

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Silence’ by Susan Allott

This week we have three copies of The Silence – a powerful and heart-wrenching debut from author Susan Allott. Here’s a synopsis: It is 1997, and in a basement flat in Hackney Isla Green is awakened by a call in the middle of the night: her father, Joe, phoning from

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COMP CLOSED: ‘Australian Code Breakers’ by James Phelps

The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser’s Reich… This week we have three copies of Australian Code Breakers by James Phelps to be won. James is Australia’s #1 bestselling true crime writer and recently we enjoyed a video conversation with James –

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COMP CLOSED ‘Pedantic’ by Ross & Kathryn Petras

This week’s giveaway book is one for the word nerds out there (you know who you are). The book is Pedantic by language boffins Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras – a hilarious and useful guide to the 100 terms smart people should know… So, what is Pedantic? Well, it’s a

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COMP CLOSED: ‘Husband Replacement Therapy’ by Kathy Lette

What do you do when you’re told you’ve got terminal cancer at 50? Take up crochet, find religion and bow out gracefully? OR upend your life and spend every remaining minute exploring new pleasures? These are just some of the questions posed in this week’s book giveaway – Puberty Blues

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