21 May 2013

Winner Announced: The Crane Wife | Patrick Ness

The Carpe Librum competition to win a copy of The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (pictured below) closed at midnight on Sunday 19th May 2013.  I received some brilliant entries, the question being: if you had a choice to be a bird for a day what species of bird would you be?  Here's a few of the highlights:
  • A pelican because they look ungainly on land but are graceful in the water and air;
  • If the range includes mystical birds, I'd be a Roc because they're huge, scary and I could enjoy scaring the code brown out of some people;
  • I'd have to be a magpie. They are clever & fearless & a protected species - bonus!!
  • I would be an Emu because (like me) they don't conform and they are proud to be weird: they can't fly and can't walk backwards; but boy they give the other animals a run for their money.
Owls were popular, and I was very surprised at the variety of suggestions submitted, so thank you to all those that entered, subscribed and Tweeted.

The winner was selected thanks to random.org and Congratulations go to:


Debbie Rodgers

Debbie's answer was: I admire the tenacious little northern chickadee so would pick that.  Debbie also Tweeted the competition and follows Carpe Librum via Google Friend Connect, giving her three entries in the competition.

Debbie, please email me your postal address in the next three weeks to claim your prize.  If the prize is unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn.  Thanks to everybody who entered and to Allen & Unwin for supplying the book.


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