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A captivating tale of love, identity and fate (plus WIN a copy to take home)

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Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

This competition has now closed but you can see all our current competitions here.

This week, we’ve had our noses buried in The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt…

Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love – and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph – a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.

If you fancy bulking up your book collection and getting a free copy you’re in for a treat…

For a chance to win a copy of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt all you have to do is tell us what you’re reading in the comments box below before 11am on December 1 when a winner will be picked.

Good luck!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED AND WELL DONE TO SAM BELLINI WHO WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM TO WIN THE PRIZE.


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