It’s time for us to announce our final winners of November, and what a lucky bunch they are!
First we had author Joanne Trollope, one of the six authors re-imagining Jane Austen’s six complete works as part of The Austen Project. Joanna kicked the series off with her glorious re-telling of Sense & Sensibility, if you haven’t picked up a copy, you must! To celebrate this wonderful project we gave you the chance to win an overnight stay at the Queensbury Hotel in Bath, and to win all you had to do was tell us what your favourite Austen novel is and why – not an easy one, we know! Pride and Prejudice and Emma seemed to be favourites, and our winner Tam was of a similar opinion. Well done Tam, enjoy your weekend away!
Next we had the footballing legend that is Harry Redknapp stop by the blog to tell us about his autobiography, and how his wife Sandra was his best signing ever. To celebrate the release of Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp we asked you to tell us who has been your Football teams best signing, and this is when the true football fans came out. And for good reason, the ultimate football fans prize bundle was up for grabs, and out winner Steven is over the moon to have won. Enjoy Steven!
Michel Roux is an incredible French-English chef, you many recognise him from brief appearances on Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef. Michel stopped by the blog in late October to tell us about his new cook book, The French Kitchen, and to celebrate its publication he gave you lucky readers the chance to win dinner for two at his Two-Starred restaurant, Le Gavroche, in London. To win you simply had to tell us about your family’s special Christmas tradition, and with over 600 comments it wasn’t an easy task for Michel to choose. But her did, so congratulations to Hannah, we hope you have a wonderful evening being wined and dined.
Last up we had another sporting legend, Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton of the boxing world join us to talk about his book, War and Peace: My Story. This sporting hero told us the ins and outs of what to expect, and also gave you the chance to get your hands on pair of boxing gloves, signed by the man himself! To win you had to tell us what your nickname would be if you were a professional boxer! And Joey ‘The Jawbreaker’ did just that, we hope the new and improved, sweet and smashing soul taker enjoys his new gloves!
Well done to all of our winners, enjoy your prizes. If you didn’t win this time, fear not, there are plenty more chances here on on the blog. And be sure to join us on Twitter for fun giveaways and quizzes over the festive period!