13 September 2010

BBAW Giveaway #1

I am celebrating BBAW with 5 giveaways this week, one each day, 4 books by Australian authors, and one related to Agatha Christie.

Today's giveaway is PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK by Joan Lindsay

Publisher's Blurb

On St Valentine's Day in 1900 a party of schoolgirls went on a picnic to Hanging Rock. Some were never to return...
To go into the draw for this book, you need to leave a comment and tell me something important about either the author Joan Lindsay, or the story of the book. Your information should not repeat anything from this blog post, or from comments left prior to yours.

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The competition is open world-wide, the only proviso being that if the winner comes from outside Australia postage cost will determine whether the book is delivered by surface mail or air mail.

The competition for all my BBAW giveaways will close on Friday 24 September, and the winners for all the BBAW giveaways will be announced on this blog on Saturday 25 September.


Anonymous said...

Kerrie - Thank you very much for hosting this giveaway :-). I'd love to win this book, too. My contribution? Joan Lindsay studied painting and was an artist before turning to writing.

Dorte H said...

Oh, I can see the advantage of being first here ;)

Thank you for hosting the giveaway, and I would love to win this book.

Joan Lindsay was born in St Kilda East.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
Joan married Darryl Lindsey on St. Valentines Day in 1922

BooksPlease said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win this book, too.

Joan's maiden name was Joan a Beckett Weigall.


great contest ive wanted to read this since I saw the film and thats my fact:
The book was made into a movie in 1975 directed by Peter Weir

Kaye said...

the book was sold in Australia for A7.95 in a sealed envelope.


Kerrie said...

I think that was "THE SECRET" Kay, but never mind, I'll put oyu into the draw nevertheless

Anonymous said...

Lindsay also wrote some plays but they were never published.

Thanks for this fun giveaway!

jh303015 at gmail dot com

(Judith @ Leeswammes)

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

THE SECRET OF HANGING ROCK was the final chapter that should have been in the original book by Joan Lindsay published in 1967.

I have been wanting to read this since I saw the movie on TV and found out it was based on a book. Thanks for the chance!


Happy BBAW!

Unknown said...

Thank you for offering this book in a giveaway, it's a great choice!

Joan (Weigall) Lindsay studied painting at the National Gallery School in Melbourne and exhibited her watercolors and oils in two exhibitions in Melbourne when she was in her mid-20's. She married a painter, Dale Lindsay, in 1922 who had moderate success with his works. He was from a family os painters and writers.

~ Amy
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Nancye said...

I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

hendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Joan Lindsey was the third daughter born to her parents, her father was a prominent judge in Australia.

Teresa said...

I loved this movie and didn't even know it was a book until I saw a blog review recently, but now I'm eager to read it!

The book as originally published had a ambiguous ending, and in 1980 a book of hypothetical solutions called The Murders at Hanging Rock was published.

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Kristi said...

Joan wrote this book in a 4 week period in her home Mulberry Hill.

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Elise said...

The author's work Time Without Clocks describes her wedding and idyllic early married life.

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Helen Iker said...

When Joan & her husband returned to Australia they renovated a farmhouse in Baxter, Mulberry and lived there until the Great Depression.

Jen at Introverted Reader said...

Joan Lindsay based the school in the book, Appleyard College, on her own school, Clyde Girls Grammar School.

Thanks for the contest! I've had this on my list since reading a review by an Australian book blogger, but my library only has the movie. :(

Theresa N. said...

Her play Wolf was performed.
Theresa N


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