October 22, 2015

Win Tickets To The Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction Event (And A Load Of Books)


You guys know that I don’t do giveaways that often, and when I do, its because I believe the prize is BLOODY BLIMMIN’ AMAZING.

The team behind the Baileys Women’s Prize have very kindly given me two tickets to give away to ONE winner so that they can bring along a plus one.

What’s the event, you ask?

WELL, on 2nd November the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction will host a star-studded special 20th anniversary event; Best of the Best Live, at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, celebrating the winning books from the last ten years.


The event will be hosted by Co-founder of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and bestselling novelist, Kate Mosse, and will see award-winning actors including Stanley Tucci and Sheila Hancock, read from each of the winning novels of the past decade.

The ten Chairs of judges from the second decade including Joanna Trollope, Bettany Hughes and Shami Chakrabarti, will come together to discuss the books culminating in the announcement of their “Best of the Best” book of the last ten years.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, I’m are offering one lucky reader a pair of tickets to Best of the Best Live. Also a set of the winning books from the past decade and a bottle of Baileys Original Irish Cream

(also: a selection of Baileys cocktail recipes and a set of beautiful limited-edition Baileys glasses to toast the 20th anniversary.)


The winners of the past decade are:

2006 – On Beauty by Zadie Smith
2007 – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2008 – The Road Home by Rose Tremain
2009 – Home by Marilynne Robinson
2010 – The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
2011 – The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
2012 – The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
2013 – May We Be Forgiven by A. M Homes
2014 – A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
2015 – How to be Both by Ali Smith

The prize package also includes a limited-edition printed souvenir Best of the Best reading guide to the Women’s Prize for Fiction winning books 2006 ­ 2015.

All you have to do is tweet me at @girllostincity you’re favourite book FROM THE SHORTLIST ABOVE and why including the hashtag #BaileysPrize – and you will be entered into the competition.
Competition closes Tuesday October 28th, and I will randomly select a winner on Wednesday 29th, to give you time to organise travel to the event. EXCITING.

Follow @BaileysPrize and go to womensprizeforfiction.co.uk 

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  1. Hayley Knight says:

    It is a really exciting prize. I have followed you and commented on Twitter (@aylesdot) and look forward to following your blog, l don’t know why l haven’t seen it before! Thank you for the competition.

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