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COMPETITION: Jenn Ashworth’s A Kind of Intimacy

JAAKOI One of last year’s finds in the début category was Jenn Ashworth’s A Kind of Intimacy, a psychological thriller much in the vein of early Minette Walters.  See this post for more details on this wonderful book.  Now, in 2010, February 25th sees the publication of the paperback and Jenn has kindly offered a signed and dedicated copy.  To win it, leave a comment telling me how you feel you might relate to the protagonist, Annie.  I will pick the one I feel captures her character best.

As usual, a few rules apply (and I draw your attention to the last two in particular):

    This is open to residents in the UK only.
    Closing date is midnight (British time) on Sunday 14 Feb.
    I will pick the winner and contact them for their full name & address and dedication request in the following week.  This will be passed to the author for despatch of the book.
    If you win and don’t respond by the same time on Sunday 21 Feb, I will offer the book to the next person.
    Your method of leaving a comment below must include easy access to your email address (absence will mean your entry is overlooked).  Please note that using a Typepad log-in for leaving a comment does not provide this.

All that remains to be said is: good luck!

We will have an interview with Jenn on February 25th! (Edit on 23/2: or thereabouts.  Sorry, but other things raised their heads along the way.)


9 comments on “COMPETITION: Jenn Ashworth’s A Kind of Intimacy

  1. Sue David
    February 7, 2010

    We all have a bit of Annie in us, which makes it easy to relate to someone like her. However successfully we live our lives, we must all have known, at some time, the crying out for human connection, as well as the unintentional twisting of logic for self-justification. I have known what it is like to have to work things out for myself, and the need to ‘get it right’, and could forgive the mistakes she makes in doing so.

  2. Elliott
    February 7, 2010

    “someone who is obese and lonely, someone who can’t connect that easily”..
    I can relate to the lonely bit, although not obese I have a bit of a belly I want to shift. I’m in love with someone who I can’t have. Sometimes I try so hard and it just never happens.. I’m also fighting to control a past that isn’t my fault.

  3. Donna B (Coistycat)
    February 7, 2010

    Like Annie i try my hardest & even if i get it wrong the first time i will keep going until i do get it right.

  4. Margot Kinberg
    February 7, 2010

    Oh, this sounds wonderful. Wish I could compete…

  5. Emily
    February 7, 2010

    I think everyone can feel different and alone sometimes probably because we only really ‘know’ ourselves and only see that of others which they are willing to show us, so we can probably all relate to her.

  6. Michele Emrath
    February 7, 2010

    Sounds like a great contest for your UK residents…Best of luck to those readers!
    I included your review of Sabra Zoo on today’s post at my blog.

  7. Charles Budd
    February 14, 2010

    Naive and random feelings ordered
    for love, imagined, o’er the border
    daydreamed passions – spires of hope
    a look, a touch, a kiss, a grope?
    Cherry-pick philosophers’ tomes
    to put the flesh on lonely bones
    sweet cupid – fill my empty cup
    there’s more to life than I have supped.

  8. Shaman1962
    February 14, 2010

    Sounds like my kind of read!

  9. Jane Smith
    February 14, 2010

    I’ve not read the book, and the review doesn’t tell me enough for me to know exactly how I’d relate to Annie: but one look at that cover tells me that Annie is a woman with a real body, and a short red dress just like the one I used to wear when I was younger and thinner and more confident. I want to read about Annie, and imagine wearing that red dress again.

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