Caught by the River

Competition Results

18th January 2018

Here are the results of our last couple of newsletter competitions:

First up, we had three copies of Scraps of Wool: A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Writing, recently released by Unbound, to give away.

We asked: An extract from Jon Swain’s River of Time appears in the book. But what is the name of the river on which it centres?

And the answer is: the Mekong. The winners are Jennifer Vaudin, Catherine Glenday, and Kevin Lowe. Your prizes will be with you very soon.

Next up, we had three copies of Matthew Collin’s Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music, newly published by Serpent’s Tail, to give away.

We asked: Which American rock & roll singer charted with his version of the song ‘Rave On’ (written by Sonny West, Bill Tilghman and Norman Petty) in 1958?

And the answer is: Buddy Holly. The winners are Beverley Craddock, Paul Fitz, and Jennie Godwin. Your books are on their way!

Thanks, as usual, for all the competition entries. To be in with a chance of winning our next prize — one of three copies of Tony White’s The Fountain in the Forest, brand new from Faber — make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list before 11am tomorrow. The sign-up bar can be found in the top right-hand corner of this page.