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Win copies of The Mountains Sing by Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

We’re working with Oneworld to offer reading groups the opportunity to win copies of The Mountains Sing by Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. Reading groups could also win a virtual visit from the author!

Published in July 2021, The Mountains Sing is an intimate, stirring portrait of a country at war and a family’s battle to survive

Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is an award-winning writer in both Vietnamese and English. The Mountains Sing is her first novel in English and is the winner of the Blogger’s Book Prize 2021. Quế Mai has a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and was recently selected as one of 20 inspiring women of 2021 by Forbes Vietnam.

Apply by Monday 12 July


Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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