Thursday, 6 December 2007

Competition Mark 3

I know, madness isn't it? But I had promised to give away a copy of The Italian's Captive Virgin and the infamous Daniel Craig tea towel (which apparently, are so hard to get hold of it would almost be easier to get the man himself to come and help with the washing up on Christmas day...)

(Ooh... hold that thought. But forget the washing up...)

So, this one's going to be a real quickie. The question is whose face was the inspiration for the character of Angelo in the book? Just email the answer here to be entered-- but hurry because I'm going to pick a winner next Friday 14th December, to have some chance of the prize arriving by Christmas.

In other news, I am so enjoying Michelle Styles's A Christmas Wedding Wager, and if you're shopping over the next few days would recommend/insist that you slip a copy into your basket for fabulous festive reading. Not only is it gorgeously atmospheric, with a story and characters that hook you in from the start, but it's just so beautifully, beautifully crafted. Take this bit for example...

'I don't believe in romance Mr. Stanton, do you?' Emma looked hard at Jack.
'If I did not believe, I would not be building bridges across impossible chasms,' came the enigmatic reply. 'Sometimes you can do nothing but believe.'

What a wonderful, subtle metaphor for the unfolding relationship between two people who once shared a connection, but who have been estranged from each other for years. And what a hero Jack is.

*sigh*. Maybe I shouldn't have started reading it until all the shopping was done...

6 comments:

An author who should be working... said...

My copy of The Italian's Captive Virgin was delivered today.

So if you'd just like to send Daniel Craig in a tea towel to me, my day will be complete :o)

India said...

Oooh-- how lovely and enigmatic!

I'll send him just as soon as I've finished with him myself, but I'm afraid that could be a while.

(I hope the book helps pass the time while you're waiting!xx)

Amanda Ashby said...

Oh, I must see if Michelle's book is out here yet because I love her writing. Actually, I must see if Daniel Craig is out here yet as well, because I love his nekkid chest.

Kate Hardy said...

Ah - Blogger has changed the way it works. I used to be able to give myself a silly name but you'd know it was me - clearly not now, so I'll fess up.

And I should still be working *g*

Michelle Styles said...

I knew it was Kate H as well! And I have dibs on the towel...My hext hero (a Viking) will be based on him.

And I am waiting to get your next one until it is Out in the Shops so I can have the thrill of buying it. However, I shall haveto hide from my daughter as otherwise I'd never see it again...

India said...

Amanda-- sadly for you he won't be out there because he and his nekkid chest are locked in my wardrobe. Hope you more luck with Michelle's book!

Kate, you minx! I must say I'm liking the idea of DC actually wearing the tea towel... a definite contender to knock Hugh off top-totty spot if you ask me. I'm also deeply attracted to the thought of DC as viking. Hurry up and get writing, Michelle.