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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     

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I read between between two and five books a week, mainly fiction including some classics, although some science, travel and biography as well. Since joined the forum, I've had my head turned to the world of supernatural vampires, werewolves, zombies and demons, and have been having a blitz on the YA market as well as the more grown up stuff!

My favourite films include Strictly Ballroom, The Philadelphia Story, Now, Voyager, A Room With A View and Amelie. I know these all sound a bit girly, but I do enjoy other types of films as well! I like Mission Impossible, The Bourne Identity, James Bond, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and Best In Show.

My favourite music is jazz, and love Ella Fitzgerald and Claire Martin but listen to a variety including pop, world, rock, indie, latin and classical.

My favourite television programmes are Strictly Come Dancing, MasterChef Australia and Great British Bake Off, but I also love a lot of sitcoms (Friends, Dinnerladies, Spaced, Outnumbered, Home Improvement, Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister, Frasier, The Good Life, The Book Group, Roseanne, Ever Decreasing Circles), as well as Doctor Who (mainly the Christopher Eccleston/David Tennant/Billie Piper series), Hustle, QI and the River Cottage programmes.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering … Chesil Beach is one of my favourite places, a beautiful beach stretching along the West Dorset coast in England (I had it before Ian McKewan used it for his novel :irked:  - I'm not a fan of his either, making it doubly annoying :D).

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