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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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maddydog

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I can vaguely remember reading a children's book at school when I was around 10, so 1980ish. I don't remember finishing it and it's really bugging me!!

 

I seem to remember the lead character was a young teenage girl. Timeline I'm thinking around the Dark ages or maybe even Iron Age, I can recall references to honey and mead production. The community the girl lived with were largely confined to the village due to a threat (wraithes?) in the wilderness. The only other thing I can recall is a giant (possibly female) buried underground though the outline visible as hills.

 

Trigger any memories?

 

Thanks!

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The only other thing I can recall is a giant (possibly female) buried underground though the outline visible as hills.

 

That bit sounds very familiar, but I'm sorry, I can't name the book. I'll have a think. :blush:

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Could it be 'The Giant Under The Snow' by John Gordon??

 

Thanks Susanne!! Once I read some of the character names on Amazon it all came flooding back. I wish I had found this forum sooner :blush:

 

Now to get a copy!

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Come back and tell about your re read of the story maddydog. It sounds like a book a number of us on here would enjoy. :blush:

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Thanks Susanne!! Once I read some of the character names on Amazon it all came flooding back. I wish I had found this forum sooner :blush:

 

Now to get a copy!

 

Wohooo, glad you found what you were looking for. Hope you enjoy re-reading it :D

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