Saturday 9 July 2011

WIN: An Awfully Big Festival Giveaway - Adèle Geras

To celebrate the ABBA Festival, I’m giving away four of my books. Three of them are out of print (STAGES TRUCK, LOLLY and A MAGIC BIRTHDAY) and the last is my latest novel for young adults, DIDO.

All you have to do is put your name, email and which book you’d like into the comments box and I’ll then do a draw for each book. No one can get more than one book. Here’s a little bit about each one to help you to decide which you’d like to go for.

STAGESTRUCK was the first in a series of books about young people attending a Fame-type stage school. It’s about love, friendship, dramas both on and off the stage and would appeal I think to anyone of about 11 or so and up. Boys and girls appear in the story, and it ought to appeal to anyone who’s ever wanted to be a STAR

LOLLY is for anyone of about 7 or so who’s fond of pets. It’s a humorous domestic story and has black and white line drawings.

A MAGIC BIRTHDAY is full colour throughout and is a gently fantastical story suitable for anyone who’s just learned to read fluently…about 6+ I’d say. It’s been out of print so long that there isn’t even a photo of the cover on Amazon!

DIDO is suitable for older children, say 14+. It tells the story of the Carthaginian queen from the point of view of a young girl who’s one of her servants. You get an entirely different perspective on the Dido and Aeneas story as told by Virgil or Nahum Tate (Purcell’s librettist.)

Jump into the comments box now for a chance to win any of these! And enjoy the other offerings in the Festival.

The competition will close on 20 July at noon (UK time).


Laura Harrsion said...

Sounds really good and i'd love to enter for:


My email is,

Thankyou! xx

Leah Auty said...

Hi my names Leah Auty and my email address is The book i would like to be put into the draw for is Dido. Thankyou, hope i get a chance to read this AMAZING sounding book. :D xx

Candy Gourlay said...

Hey, put me down for DIDO too! Terrific festival!

mumatwork AT

thank you!

whispering words said...

Count me in for Dido to, it sounds really interesting! thanks for the giveaway!

Nikki Clark said...

Hi, please put me in the draw for the very popular Dido!

Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Yay - a chance to read A Magic Birthday please! It's the age group of book I am currently writing for and will be a real help and add to my collection of such books for reference.

Thanks for the opportunity, Adèle.
empatrick AT

Ali said...

Ooh, Starstruck please! I have Dido already on my "to-read" list; it looks fabulous. I'm really enjoying the festival, thank you all.

Ali said...

Ooh, Starstruck please! I have Dido already on my "to-read" list; it looks fabulous. I'm really enjoying the festival, thank you all.

April said...

If i won the prize draw i would like: STAGESTRUCK please.

April Quinn,

Thank you

Brigita said...

All the books sound great. I'd love to enter for DIDO.


My email: brizitka2001 (at)

Steph B said...

If I were lucky enough to win, I'd like A Magic Birthday please. Perfect for my niece.

(have put my twitter page as my URL for contact cos I don't like publicising my private email addy on the net. Hope that's OK)

Unknown said...

Hi Adele,
Please put my name in A MAGIC BIRTHDAY hat, thanks!


Beth Kemp said...

What a generous prize offer! LOLLY sounds great for my animal-mad 7 yr old:
beth AT bethkemp DOT co DOT uk

eleanor watkins said...

DIDO sounds intriquing to say the least and I'd love to read it! Please enter me for that title.

All best wishes

Sue Barrow said...

Stagestruck please Adele, for my young friend who is not only an avid reader but also an aspiring actress! Thank you.
Sue Barrow -

Maeve said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I would love to read Dido.

maci234 said...

please enter me into your fab comp

Denise said...

LOLLY please for my daughter

Many Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks Adele for the lovely reviews and giveaways - my daughters would love LOLLY! Please pop my name into the draw xxx

Kelly Koya said...

Please enter me into the draw for stagestruck! My daughter would love it.

Sarah Anguish said...

My daughter would love Lolly


Adele Hill said...

My daughter would love STAGESTRUCK

Dan Caldon said...

my niece would love LOLLY. wibbble3[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Stagestruck would be great!