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GIVEAWAY! 3 copies of Just Another Mountain by Sarah Jane Douglas (Scotland)

22nd March 2020

We are delighted to offer you the chance to win one of three copies of Just Another Mountain by Sarah Jane Douglas, a memoir largely set in Scotland.Just Another Mountain by Sarah Jane Douglas

Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (Travel memoir) 2020

This uplifting memoir is testament that in life there are times when there is nothing for it but to scale that mountain’ – The Herald Best Summer Reads 2019

In 1997, at the age of 24, Sarah lost her mother to breast cancer. Alone and adrift in the world, she very nearly gave up hope – but she’d made a promise to her mother that she would keep going no matter what. So she turned to the beautiful, dangerous, forbidding mountains of her native Scotland. This is her heartwarming story of overcoming adversity.


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SECOND: Tell us which uplifting book you are reading at the moment to keep you occupied at this difficult time! Do this by midnight (UK time) 11th April and the first three names out of the hat will be sent a copy each direct from the publisher. UK only.

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  1. User: Leila Benhamida

    Posted on: 01/04/2020 at 7:42 pm

    I am reading Whoopi Goldberg book, which is so hilarious. I bough it in the 90’s, such a uplifting and funny anecdotes by Whoopi and her life and views.


  2. User: Teresa S

    Posted on: 31/03/2020 at 6:56 am

    Book I am reading now is Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves – reading is my escape from the house and lifts my mood.


  3. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 29/03/2020 at 3:25 pm

    A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles. About a Count under house arrest over 30+ years in a grand dame hotel in central Moscow. Charming, uplifting and the perfect lockdown novel. Now also craving a trip to Russia.


  4. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 28/03/2020 at 9:51 am

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

    I have read this book twice before nevertheless, it still has the power to amaze me. Very uplifting.


  5. User: Lisa22

    Posted on: 24/03/2020 at 9:28 am

    I’ve been reading American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. It’s not particularly uplifting but it is about danger and self-preservation so I guess it’s kind of relevant!


  6. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 23/03/2020 at 9:07 am

    The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff


  7. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 23/03/2020 at 6:43 am

    I wouldn’t say the book I’m reading right now is in any way uplifting, it’s an American crime thriller but it’s exciting and gripping enough to take my mind off the world outside. And if, as I’m expecting, it has a happy ending then it will be uplifting enough for me.


  8. User: philatel

    Posted on: 22/03/2020 at 11:17 pm

    Relish – Prue Leith – what a life she had led – so far!


  9. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 22/03/2020 at 8:38 pm

    I am reading The Alchemist


  10. User: Judy Smith

    Posted on: 22/03/2020 at 7:54 pm

    I could do with a book to read in this present time


  11. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 22/03/2020 at 7:41 pm

    It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans


  12. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 22/03/2020 at 6:30 pm

    Not sure it’s uplifting as such, but it’s very good – Deborah Moggach’s The Carer.
    Very close to my heart, having had carers in for 10 weeks following my broken ankle.
    And they are all doing a sterling job now, keeping up their visits to those housebound & vulnerable, putting themselves at risk having to travel on public transport!


  13. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 22/03/2020 at 6:29 pm

    Don’t know whether you could call it uplifting – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Tried it before but found the style very offputting, or maybe the time wasn’t right. Giving it another go and have got more into it this time. Just hope I finish it!!


  14. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 22/03/2020 at 6:01 pm

    The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, our first world problems & limitations are as nothing compared to the women portrayed there.