The Book Hut Giveaway | July 2015

The Book Hut Giveaway | July 2015

Each month I give away a book – these vary from month to month, depending on what I have that looks interesting! They are all second hand books, some more tatty and well loved than others, but all in tact.

To take part in the giveaway, you just need to comment on the blog post at the bottom of the page, on the subject listed below.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS:

Gold – Jonathan Khoo
London Travel Guides –  Jenna M

Please email me with your address and I will post your book to you. Thank you very much for taking part and I hope you enjoy the book.

THE BOOK HUT GIVEAWAY | JULY 2015:

Stanley Spencer
Stanley Spencer
A Biography by Kenneth Pople

STANLEY SPENCER
A Biography by Kenneth Pople

This is the first biography of Stanley Spencer to be written with the full co-operation of Spencer’s family, and access to his letters and diaries. Kenneth Pople’s method is to advance biographically by examining the pictures in detail. His analysis demonstrates that there never was an artist for whom life and art were so much of a piece, and that without understanding Spencer’s doings and circumstances, we have no hope of understanding the paintings. He reveals for the first time, for example, the complexity of Spencer’s thinking behind his divorce of his first wife and life-long inspiration, Hilda, his marriage to his lesbian second wife, and his desperate attempts therafter to establish a menage a trois. Spencer was, as is well-known, born, brought up, and for the whole of his life rooted in the tiny community of Cookham on the Thames. The sense of place which is everywhere prevalent in Spencer’s paintings is examined in this biography. This work integrates biography, analysis of paintings and extracts from Spencer’s own writing.

COMMENT ON:

One of your favourite early 21st century artists

(Comments box is at the bottom of the post)

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The Book Hut Giveaway | May 2015

As summer is on it’s way, it seemed like a good time to start a new monthly post – a book giveaway! These will all be second hand books, some more tatty and well loved than others, but all in tact.

The idea is that each month, I will post a new (old!) book which will be that month’s giveaway. It might be fiction or non fiction depending on what I have that looks interesting. In order to be eligible for winning that month’s giveaway, you will need to add a comment to the post on the subject that I have listed for that month. For example, the subject might be something like your favourite plant, should it be a book on gardening.

To celebrate the start of this new post series, I am starting the giveaway with three books, two fiction and one non-fiction – hopefully all of which will be on interest.

The Book Hut Giveaway | May 2015:

IMG_0337The Other Queen
By Phillippa Gregory

A dramatic novel of passion, politics and betrayal from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Mary, Queen of Scots, fights to regain her kingdom whilst under the guard of Queen Elizabeth’s trusted accomplice, Bess of Hardwick.

 

 

 


IMG_0335Never Look Away
By Linwood Barclay

It starts with a trip to a local amusement park. David Harwood is hoping a carefree day will help dispel his wife Jan’s recent depression that has led to frightening thoughts of suicide. Instead, a day of fun with their son Ethan turns into a nightmare.

 

 

 

IMG_0333The Complete Book Of Herbs
By Lesley Bremness

Before embarking on your design, consider how much time and effort you are willing to put into your herb garden and how much maintenance any proposed scheme is likely to require.

 

 

 

 

To be part of the giveaway, please add a comment on the post on:

You’re favourite book!
(Please also include your choice of the three books!)


If you would like to hear about next months giveaway, please follow this blog using the box in the right hand column, and you will get emailed when it is posted.

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