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    World Book Night Participants - 2013

    Dear Yvonne

    Congratulations!

    We are delighted to inform you that your application to be one of the 20,000 givers on the first World Book Night has been successful.

    The book which you are going to be sent 48 copies of is Agent Zigzag. In the unlikely event that this is not the title you selected, it is because your first choice was over-subscribed and you indicated you would be willing to give out one of the other World Book Night titles.

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    Original Poster

    I am stoked, received my 1st book choice and pick them up from my library 5 mins down the road. Anyone else heard ?

    Me Too!

    Yep, I am getting Beloved, am really psyched as the book sounds really good, getting mine from Waterstones, am very excited!

    Congrats, is this held every year? I have never heard of it, I would have chosen Life of Pi.

    Banned

    choc1969

    I am stoked, received my 1st book choice and pick them up from my library … I am stoked, received my 1st book choice and pick them up from my library 5 mins down the road. Anyone else heard ?



    Well done.

    I wish I wouldn't leave everything to last minute because yet again I have missed out on this event

    Always had you down as a taker not a giver

    Same here

    The book which you are going to be sent 48 copies of is Rachel's Holiday

    Original Poster

    Syzable

    Always had you down as a taker not a giver



    Always one to oblige either way

    Original Poster

    silkymolo

    Yep, I am getting Beloved, am really psyched as the book sounds really … Yep, I am getting Beloved, am really psyched as the book sounds really good, getting mine from Waterstones, am very excited!



    Book is amazing and the film was a tad weird but loved it.

    Awesome, i'm always happy to receive

    When I looked it was too late, hope they do it every year

    Original Poster

    sancho1983

    Awesome, i'm always happy to receive :)When I looked it was too late, … Awesome, i'm always happy to receive :)When I looked it was too late, hope they do it every year



    Well if you would like to read Agent Zigzag happy to send you a copy

    Eddie Chapman: rogue, criminal, confidence trickster, hero to both sides … Eddie Chapman: rogue, criminal, confidence trickster, hero to both sides and betrayer of all. At the start of the Second World War, Chapman was recruited by the German Secret Service. He was a highly prized Nazi agent. He was also a secret spy for Britain, alias Agent Zigzag. "Agent Zigzag" is the untold story of Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent. Genuinely courageous, able to withstand withering interrogations from both sides, Chapman was a dashing, charming and fiercely intelligent man whose talents led to a single end: breaking the rules. He wore loud suits, drove fast cars, and had a woman in every port. Yet, at the same time he was, in his own way, loyal to his lover and their child. This was a man who courted contradictions as much as he courted adventure. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero; the problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers, was to know where one ended, and the other began. In 1943, Colonel Tim Stephens of MI5 said of the story of Chapman: 'In fiction it would be rejected as improbable.' MI5 have only just released the material on Chapman, and Macintyre has full access to all of Chapman's manuscripts, letters and photographs. What emerges from this trove is an exhilarating true story of loyalty and betrayal, courage and cowardice, a crook who was also a hero. It is one of the most gripping untold stories of the Second World War.


    Well done! What a great idea the whole thing is - wish I'd saw it earlier as I'm always trying to encourage everyone I know to read.

    Original Poster

    Anyone been selected this year ? Just found out I'm giving away my 1st choice again - Good Omens

    Thanks choc - I've just applied. Fingers crossed


    How's your mum doing these days by the way?

    Original Poster

    kaks26

    Thanks choc - I've just applied. Fingers crossed :)How's your mum doing … Thanks choc - I've just applied. Fingers crossed :)How's your mum doing these days by the way?



    Mum is doing ok. Her kidney is perfect but not the same can be said for her arthritis lol

    Fingers crossed but I think now they only give 20 books per giver you have more chance

    Website not working for me? Either through the link or Google

    choc1969

    Mum is doing ok. Her kidney is perfect but not the same can be said for … Mum is doing ok. Her kidney is perfect but not the same can be said for her arthritis lolFingers crossed but I think now they only give 20 books per giver you have more chance




    That's great news about her kidney - sorry to hear about the arthritis though. If it's not one thing it's another. I know the feeling!

    I'm not holding out much hope so it'll be a nice surprise if I do get chosen. Thanks again

    Original Poster

    sancho1983

    Website not working for me? Either through the link or Google



    I just tried and it seems fine hun

    choc1969

    I just tried and it seems fine hun



    Perhaps it was my mobile as it's now working on my laptop.

    Thanks.

    Thanks

    Sorted.

    Check your Inbox those who applied - I just got my email saying I have been accepted. Thanks Choc!


    CONGRATULATIONS! We're thrilled to tell you that you've been confirmed as a World Book Night 2013 Giver.

    The book you'll be giving 20 copies of on April 23 is Little Face which was your 1st choice.

    bossyboots

    Check your Inbox those who applied - I just got my email saying I have … Check your Inbox those who applied - I just got my email saying I have been accepted. Thanks Choc!CONGRATULATIONS! We're thrilled to tell you that you've been confirmed as a World Book Night 2013 Giver.The book you'll be giving 20 copies of on April 23 is Little Face which was your 1st choice.



    I got my 1st choice too, Last Night Another Soldier - cheers Choc!

    Thats great Mikey! I have got mines all allocated after calling and texting for the past hour! Told them all that they need to pass the book on

    bossyboots

    Thats great Mikey! I have got mines all allocated after calling and … Thats great Mikey! I have got mines all allocated after calling and texting for the past hour! Told them all that they need to pass the book on



    Will be dishing mine out at work I think, plenty of people to give them to.

    Got my first choice also.

    I might leave a couple of mine in cafés with notes on to read and pass on or something. Also some care homes. Loads of people at work also.

    Original Poster

    bossyboots

    Check your Inbox those who applied - I just got my email saying I have … Check your Inbox those who applied - I just got my email saying I have been accepted. Thanks Choc!CONGRATULATIONS! We're thrilled to tell you that you've been confirmed as a World Book Night 2013 Giver.The book you'll be giving 20 copies of on April 23 is Little Face which was your 1st choice.



    Yay.....I've been selected and got my first choice too....The Reader

    Congratulations everyone
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