Time for another giveaway. Thanks to Roadshow Australia, we have two Blu-ray copies of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: The Complete Series 1. Based on the books by Kerry Greenwood, the series is about Phryne Fisher, lady detective in 1920s Melbourne.
I have been watching the series and enjoying it a great deal. I have four more episodes to watch and then I’ll be reviewing it here on Viewing Clutter next week.
Now, in order to win one of the Blu-ray sets, all you have to do is answer the following question…
If you had only one word to sum up Phryne Fisher, what would it be?
Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be an Australian resident to enter, and you can only enter once. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence on the matter will be entered into. Got that? Good!
The competition closes at 5pm (Melb time) on Friday 6 July 2012, after which I will pass all the answers over to our guest judge, without the names of the entrants. She will then pick two winners. I will then contact the winners by email to get postal addresses. Please note that it must be an Australian postal address.
Now, let me introduce you to our guest judge, author Sue Bursztynski.
Sue is a Melbourne writer of children’s books and speculative fiction, who also reviews YA fiction on her blog, The Great Raven. Two of her books, Potions To Pulsars: Women Doing Science (Allen and Unwin True Stories) and YA werewolf novel Wolfborn (Random House Australia) have been Children’s Book Council Notable books, while some of her fiction has had an Honourable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror edited by Kelly Link and Ellen Datlow. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies by Fablecroft Publishing, Peggy Bright Books and Ford Street Publishing and magazine Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. She has written non-fiction for Allen and Unwin and several education publishers, including the bestselling Time Travellers: Adventures In Archaeology (Cengage) and articles for the New South Wales School Magazine, one of them about forensic science.
I asked Sue to tell us a little about why she loves Phryne Fisher…
I discovered the Phryne Fisher novels some years ago, when they were still being published by McPhee Gribble. I’d read about them in the Age and thought what I really needed was some fun. I’m not into psychological thrillers. I fell in love with Phryne’s 1928 Melbourne, especially since they were set in parts of Melbourne where I grew up. It’s especially fun to recognise the bits that are Kerry. She is a good cook and when she describes a meal that Phryne is eating, you can be sure Kerry has cooked it at some stage. She gets her history spot-on, down to the last detail, unless she needs to take liberties and then she tells you. Despite knowing whodunnit, I have read and re-read them, because of the joy all those details give me. These books are among the few I will buy now that my bookshelves are overflowing, because I know I’ll be reading them again. And it’s great to see them adapted for television.
Okay, everyone. Start writing your answers.
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered.
Catch ya later, George
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