Caught by the River

Competition Results

15th February 2018

We’re sorry we haven’t managed to announce any competition winners on the site for a few weeks. Today’s results post is a bumper one…

First up, we had three copies of Tony White’s The Fountain in the Forest, newly released by Faber & Faber, to give away.

We asked: How many days make up each week of the French Revolutionary Calendar?

And the answer is: ten. The winners are Derek Topliss, Marian Orange and Bill Henderson. You should have already received your prizes.


Next up, we had three copies of Scott Walker lyricbook Sundog, also published by Faber & Faber, to give away.

We asked: Walker’s ’30 Century Man’ appears on the soundtrack of which 2004 film by Wes Anderson?

And the answer is: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The winners are Paul Simpson, Chris Andrews and Anil Varsani. Your prizes will be with you very soon.


Thirdly, we had five copies of Gregory Norminton’s new book The Devil’s Highway, out now with 4th Estate, to give away.

We asked: Roman Road, best known for its market, is found in which London borough?

And the answer is: Tower Hamlets. The winners are Stephen Moore, Sean Harding, Tim Mortimer, Kirsteen Bell and Claire Dean. Your prizes are on their way.


And finally, last week we had a copy of Joe Dunthorne’s brand new book The Adulterants to give away, courtesy of Hamish Hamilton.

We asked: Dunthorne’s previous book, Submarine, was released in 2008. But who made his directorial debut with its 2010 film adaptation?

And the answer is: Richard Ayoade. The winner is Dominic Raymond-Barker. Your prize is on its way to you!

Thanks, as usual, for all the competition entries. To be in with a chance of winning our next prize — one of three copies of Iain Gately’s The Secret Surfer, new from Head of Zeus — make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list before 11am tomorrow.