Something Wicked This Way Comes... 10/09/2019The 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 know I'm very behind the times with this one but I've just finished The Time Traveller's Wife. I'm annoyed as I'd be absolutely gripped all the way through and couldn't wait to read it but then a few things took over and I've read the last chapter this evening weeks after reading the rest. However, my main question remains and I'm really hoping someone can help! I thought I'd sussed the ending, but one thing I really don't understand.... In my interpretation, Henry time travels back from the New Year's Eve scene in 2007 where he is in Clare's arms, to 1984, where he is accidentally shot by Clare's father and brother and then time travels back to 2007 where he dies in Clare's arms... I'm sure I have this right from reading other forums. What I don't understand is that in the 1984 scene he says he is running when he is shot... but the 2007 Henry that I thought this was had no feet so how was this possible? Please help - I was so proud of myself that despite the mindbending potential I'd managed not to lose my head completely at any other point in the book! Nikki