In honor of day two of Virago Reading Week, I have decided to hold a giveaway. But this is no simple giveaway, this one requires a bit of work on your part. I will buy any VMC book currently in print for the person who can identify the Virago book cover art on the VRW banner/button I created.
Here are the rules.
1. The person with the most correct titles wins. Ties will be decided by random drawing.
2. I am looking for the title of the Virago book that had these paintings on their covers. Remember I am looking for the book title, not the title of the work of art.
3. Since I don’t want any of you giving away the answers in your comments, you must EMAIL your guesses to me at: onmyporch [at] hotmail [dot] com
4. Guesses must be submitted no later than midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, January 30, 2011.
5. Once declared, the winner will have one week to choose a Virago currently in print they want me to send. I will ship anywhere in the world, the south side of the moon, and select postal codes on Mars.
UPDATE: Out of the blue, and totally unsolicited, Little Brown and Company (UK), the parent company of Virago, have offered to fulfill the prize for this giveaway on my behalf. So cheers to the generous folks at Virago!
Thomas, what a generous giveaway! Thank you so much! I can name three of them straight off but one of them is a mystery to me. I wish everyone who enters good luck!
Lovely idea for such a generous giveaway Thomas! Have no idea about the books, but think the covers are gorgeous. Would love to know the work of art as well.
I can't even begin to compete on this one, but must say that it is a lovely and generous gesture on your part, Thomas. Good luck to all who enter!
Oh wonderful! I was curious about which covers they were. Thanks for adding to the fun, Thomas.
This is becoming a dangerous week! I've done a little search and emailed you my guesses.
How generous and what a lovely give-away! Thank you!
Rachel: You should try for the fourth and then enter the giveaway.
Donna: I hope I will be able to reveal the art work identities as well.
Susan: I think I might have only been able to guess one myself.
Carolyn: I wasn't sure I was going to do it, but then when Hayley wanted to know what books they were, it seemed like a fun thing to do.
Karen: Cross you fingers, you could win.
Rochester Reader: You're welcome. My pleasure.
Great idea! But I wouldn't have the smallest idea where to start, except that I know the third from the left. (And, in fact, when I posted about it a while ago, the artist emailed me! There's a clue for people who want to search my archives…)
Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Thomas! I've emailed you my answers. Happy Virago Reading Week!
I can only name one – bother