Time has flown since I started this blog. Now is not the place or time to bang on about why what how. But as I Could Do Better in the thank you department, here is a big hug to anyone who reads, comments or visits. Thank you all.
I would especially like to thank my first three followers (Carmie, Soccer Guy and Alek). Lord knows how they found me. And also all of those prolific commenters - you know who you are. I love comments and I read them all, even if I am sometimes a bit silent in response. You all remind me of what is good in the world. And I really mean that.
So, to the Free Thing. There are two choices. These are two beautiful spare books I have lying around and for various reasons have never opened or read. The winner can choose which one he or she wants. One is a design autobiography and the other is a classic cookbook.
The first is Florence Broadhurst by Helen O'Neill. This is the biography of the before her time Sydney artist and graphic designer Florence Broadhurst who lived in the middle of last century. It is a lovely book with lots of colour plates of her designs.
Second option is Italian Food by Elizabeth David. This is a Folio Society gem (see my last post). Incredible little painted illustrations, simple slightly Anglicized Italian recipes and her witty evocative writing. What more could you ask for? Oh, it comes in an artichoke green fabric covered box.
In case you are wondering there will only be one winner. I may save the other for a Christmas giveaway.
To be eligible for one of these books the following non negotiable rules apply:
1. You must live on planet Earth. That's right, none of this 'you must live in my country'. It is a promise I may live to regret, but I will post the book to the winner no matter where you live, from Sudan to Norway, no problems at all.
2. You must be a follower. It's only fair. And it certainly Narrows the Field!
3. You must leave a comment telling me which book you would like between today and 16 December 2009 at which point I will draw a winner.
Back soon with a (finally) non book related post. xoxo