Booklovers’ holiday and bookgroup competition

Great news for booklovers who aren't wedded to home for the start of the new academic year in September. A booklovers' holiday has been announced for the week of 3-10 September 2010. Taking place in an old baronial hall in the countryside near Girona, northern Spain, the fully-catered week will feature daily book discussions with special guests Ann Cleeves, Clare Dudman, Charles Lambert and Adam Nevill. It sounds like a wonderful week for those lucky enough to have the time and money to attend. 

Books to be discussed:

Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves

A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees by Clare Dudman
Any Human Face by Charles Lambert

Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill

More details of this and other special interest holidays by 7day wonder can be found at the company's website.

 "Thomas Cromwell has been described as Alastair Campbell with an axe – and that is what makes this novel so intriguing: it is about the man who makes other men; whose machinations control the balance of power and who is adept at the backstage manoeuvres of a chief press officer. " Thomas Cromwell is the main character in Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantell's Booker-prizewinning novel, which is Book of the Month at this month. The site has an interview with the author , and there is a competition in which you can win one of ten copies of the book. I have not read the book yet, but Prof Petrona, who usually reads historical fact not fiction, is nearing the end and thinks it is brilliant. 

My Euro Crime review of Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves.

Euro Crime reviews of Ann Cleeves's other books.


3 thoughts on “Booklovers’ holiday and bookgroup competition

  1. Maxine – Thanks for letting us know about this! I truly wish I had the money to attend, because it sounds fabulous! Unfortunately, as the Kinks said, “I’m on a low budget…” ; ). I appreciate your always letting us know of these happenings : ).

  2. Now there’s a tourism market I haven’t seen tackled before. Great idea. Pity I can’t go.
    I am about a third of the way through Wolf Hall and am finding it jolly good. And it is quite instructive about how little things have actually changed in the world of power and politics. Of course we do less actual be-headings these days but aside from that I get the sense it’s pretty much the same game with different faces.

  3. Pity about the beheadings, in some cases, Bernadette! I was thinking that it would be nice for a few of us to arrange our own holiday for crime-fiction readers along these lines, at a venue mid-way between us all 😉

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