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A funny, clever, intimate, and honest tale (plus you can WIN a copy to take home)

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Because you can’t read a book whilst you’re holding a steering wheel…

Book Review: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen FowlerThis competition has now closed but you can see all our current competitions here.

This week, we’ve had our noses buried in We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler…

Rosemary’s young, just at college, and she’s decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we’re not going to tell you too much either: you’ll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other.

Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone – vanished from her life. There’s something unique about Rosemary’s sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of Rosemary’s trouble. So now she’s telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it’s a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice.

It’s funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you’re telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern – it’s pretty hard to resist – don’t worry. One of the few studies Rosemary doesn’t quote says that spoilers actually enhance reading.
If you fancy bulking up your book collection and getting a free copy you’re in for a treat…

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


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


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