It’s that time again, we have winners to announce! MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo, author Veronica Henry and Olympic medalist Louis Smith all dropped by the blog to give us an update on their new books and gave you the chance to win some incredible prizes.

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First up we had MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo stop by to tell us about her new book, Sunshine on a Plate. The recipes in Shelina’s book were inspired by the array of spices and flavours found in dishes from her home land, Mauritius. To give us a taster of what to expect Shelina shared one of her favourite recipes from her new book with us…


And now for the exciting news, our winner who is off to stay at  The Sands resorts in Mauritius is Alastair. Congratulations, we hope you have an incredible time!

Next Olympic medalist Louis Smith told us about his book, My Story So Far. This book was his chance to look back at his journey that’s taken him from being a mischievous child to being Britain’s most successful gymnast. Last month Louis was back in his hometown of Peterborough and stopped into his local store to sign his book and meet some of his biggest fans…

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And for all of his fans who couldn’t make it to Peterborough, we gave you the chance to win a kit bag full of goodies signed by Louis himself! So well done to our winner, Debbie, we hope you enjoy all of your signed gear!

A Night on the Orient Express is the latest novel from Veronica Henry, and it is fantastic! Veronica stopped by to tell us about her new book, and how she went about writing it and if that wasn’t enough for you she also gave you the chance to win a day trip for two aboard the The British Pullman or Northern Belle, we know. So to win this incredible prize all you had to do was to tell us your plot for a novel set on the Orient Express, and we loved reading every last one. But of course there can only be one winner, congratulations Wendy, have a great time!

A huge congratulations to all of our lucky winners! If you weren’t chosen this time don’t worry, there are lots more great prizes up for grabs here on the blog.

To get you started, Claudia Carroll is offering to write your Me & You story, to win you simply have to tell her your story about a loved one!  

And if that’s not enough, join us on Twitter for some #FreeReadsFriday action!