I have a few giveaways coming up over the next week – so stay tuned.  This is giveaway 1 of 3.


To mark the official UK publication date, Random House have kindly offered a signed first edition of Ian McEwan’s new novel, Solar.  Now I know there are many McEwan fans out there, so as you put your name in comments to enter please tell us all why you are a fan.  (Don’t be put off by that – if you haven’t read McEwan before, tell us why you want to try him.)

There are also 3 promotional t-shirts. They come in sizes small and large. I shall give these away as consolation prizes.  I’m sorry I don’t have a picture or measurements.  This will just need to be a surprise.   Don’t forget to tell me which size you’d like to receive.

Want to know more about the book? Here’s the blurb.

With a global scope, Solar deals directly with the crises of today.

 Michael Beard is in his late fifties; bald, overweight, unprepossessing – a Nobel prizewinning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he lectures for enormous fees and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. An inveterate philanderer, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. When Beard’s professional and personal worlds are entwined in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself, a chance for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster.

The competition is open WORLDWIDE  and I’ll put random.org to work next Monday.