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Economic Times |  Oct 04, 2016 | Bibliophiles, rejoice!
As any true book-lover will know, the possibility of receiving free books is possibly the sweetest deal one could get. And what if they are all hard covers? It’s okay if you can’t react because you are too busy drooling!  Independent London bookshop Heywood Hill is marking its 80th anniversary in some style and no bibliophile can dare ignore it.  Launched on Friday, the Library of a Lifetime award will give its winner “one newly published and hand-picked hardback book per month, for life, delivered anywhere in the world”. Yes, you read that right.  To win, readers must nominate the book that has meant the most to them. The title must have been published in English, or translated into English, after 1936, the year Heywood Hill was founded. The prize winners will be drawn at random in the first half of November 2016.

Don’t lose your heart if you don’t come first. Because there are goodies in store for those who come second and third, too. The second prize involves a year-long subscription to Heywood Hill’s A Year in Books service while, the third prize winner will receive a hardback book every other month for one year.  The Mayfair shop, which sells a mix of new, old and antiquarian titles, was founded by George Heywood Hill, with the help of the woman who would become his wife, Anne Gathorne-Hardy, on 3 August 1936.  We know that your chances are slim considering the cornucopia of people who would be submitting their entries, but remember, dreams do come true. So keep calmand enter the competition. Authors including Donna Leon and William Boyd have submitted their nominations, with Leon plumping for Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy because “it’s wonderfully funny” and Boyd for Nabokov’s Pale Fire, which he said was “unique, mind-boggling, hilarious”.  –  Courtesy

To participate, Click here to visit :   https://www.heywoodhill.com/competition

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