World Book Night: 4 copies of C J Sansom’s Dissolution to give away here


Today, as you must all know by now, is the day when one million books will be given away free, as part of World Book Night, by enthusiastic individuals who got themselves organised months ago and signed up for the project. Middleagedad was one of these efficient souls, and we now have 48 copies of C J Sansom’s Dissolution to hand out to friends and family (thank goodness for the party, see below post) .

It’s a fabulous idea, a reading revolution, according to the blurb and and in our house at least, it’s nice to see a book delivered by a way other than Amazon, however attractive the prices and free delivery scheme. M.A.D has very kindly offered me four copies to give away on the blog, so would anyone like one? As one critic succinctly wrote, ‘It’s a who-dunnit, a historical novel with something to say about racism, disability and the role of women in the 1530s’. Please leave a comment below if you would, the best four will find their books in the post on Monday.


  • Not for me thanks, I'm up to my ears in 'Toast'. Just writing to say I wish your WBN well, from a fellow WBN giver x

  • amanda says:

    Oh I love Toast! One of my favourite books ever, So beautifully written, good luck with your give aways! Ax

  • m says:

    My brother keeps telling me how good this is. And would you believe, I was in Trafalgar Square yesterday evening and didn't see anybody giving away books though they were gathering for the start of the book event. I suppose I could have hung around longer but the lure of the National Gallery was stronger. And it was very chilly!

  • Sara Mathews says:

    One of the joys of "middle life" for me is waking up early and spending half an hour reading before I begin my day, this, i think would be perfect for an early morning read.

  • Sarah says:

    Having just lost my job in fashion due to the economic downturn,
    I might just have some time for reading the latest of this fascinating
    series. Please, please consider me! Sarah

  • amanda says:

    sarah, sara and m..can you mail me your addresses (my email is on the side of the blog) and I'll pop your books in the post tomorrow morning, got one left…anyone? Amandax

  • jude says:

    As a kid I couldn't get enough of reading – I used to lock myself in the bathroom to get a bit of uninterupted silence from the family with my latest Mallory Towers/Famous five etc. Nowadays I find the most relaxing time for a read is on a long train journey (especially if there's a quiet carriage) and I have a couple coming up soon – 2.10hrs to Poole to visit family, 3.30hrs to Barnstable to visit friends, so would love to have this book to enjoy then. I have a rule that if I finish a book whilst on a train or a plane that I leave it there for the next person to pick up and hopefully enjoy. So I hope you can consider me!

  • amanda says:

    there we go then, all four books are now bagged, well done Jude! I've got your address, right? Ax

  • Jude says:

    Brilliant, thanks Amanda. Yes you have my address. Will keep space in my case for it on my trip this weekend.

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