Scribbles in the Margins by Daniel Gray

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Do you love the smell of an old book? What about the idiosyncrasies of a favourite second-hand bookshop?

This is the ultimate book for book lovers. Scribbles in the Margins is a heartfelt and witty celebration of books, libraries and bookshops. Written by Daniel Grey, it is an unashamed love letter, comprising fifty short essays of prose poetry dedicated to the simple joy to be found in reading and the rituals around it.

To celebrate the publication of Scribbles in the Margins, we’re giving away two sets of ten proofs to two lucky reading groups!

For the chance to win simply tell us about your reading group and let us know if you’re happy to review the book. Once your group has read the book, we’d love if you’d tweet us your thoughts to @BloomsburyBooks

To apply, please log in and get in touch with the contact listed by 23rd June.


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The Underground Railroad - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. Discover the 13 brilliant books that have been chosen for the 2017 Man Booker Dozen. You can download a Readers’ Guide for longlisted title The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead by clicking below.

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Arthur C Clarke Centenary

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain. The annual award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a generous grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The winner receives a prize consisting of a number of pounds sterling equal to the current year (£2017 for year 2017).

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