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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…     

‘Who’ does all the reading ?

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Hi All…


Anyone know the percentage of male/female members actively posting ?

On the Historical Fiction page, (the one that interests me the most) there are only 4 men and all the others are ladies. 

Does this mean that it’s the ladies who buy more books ? 


Kind Regards…, Iain. 

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We do have more female than male active members here at the moment. I wouldn't take that to mean that women buy more books though, as there are a lot of other factors to be considered there. I might buy far less books than one of the male forum members here, for example. 

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Thanks Hayley...


I was expecting a reply like ‘there are more stay-at-home ladies than men’!   


However, I already know that Vol 1 will be sold to the Army and 'not' made public. (all men)  If successful, then both volumes will be made public at a later date.

I will be self publishing, because I don’t  appreciate the fact that the ‘powers to be’ can chuck 6 years of research in the bin, simply because the next on the pile has Spielberg as the author.

The consequence…, no stress !     


Have a nice evening.

Kind Regards…, Iain. 

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