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GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of Trio by William Boyd, set in Brighton

28th November 2021

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of Trio by William Boyd, set in BRIGHTON.3 copies of Trio by William Boyd

You now have a chance to read this wonderful, iconic novel that evokes the Swinging Sixties in Brighton!

A producer. A novelist. An actress.

It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. There are riots in Paris and the Vietnam War is out of control. While the world is reeling our three characters are involved in making a Swingin’ Sixties movie in sunny Brighton.

All are leading secret lives. Elfrida is drowning her writer’s block in vodka; Talbot, coping with the daily dysfunction of making a film, is hiding something in a secret apartment; and the glamorous Anny is wondering why the CIA is suddenly so interested in her.

But the show must go on and, as it does, the trio’s private worlds begin to take over their public ones. Pressures build inexorably – someone’s going to crack. Or maybe they all will.

From one of Britain’s best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel that asks the vital questions: what makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn’t?

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  2. As the novel features Brighton, one of the most wonderful sea-side towns in the world, we would love to hear from you which seaside towns around the world you would recommend!

Enter by midnight, 11th December 2021 and the three winners will be chosen at random. Open UK only. GOOD LUCK!

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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 17/12/2021 at 11:53 am




  2. User: chris2468

    Posted on: 11/12/2021 at 7:10 pm

    from around the world we love Prasonisi in Rhodes, but closer to home we recommend Aberaeron in Wales, bright and colourful


  3. User: bopper

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 11:30 pm

    Barcelona; a lovely beach at one end of it


  4. User: Alison Latham

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 11:25 pm

    Love Filey! A real old fashioned seaside town!


  5. User: Karen R

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 6:43 pm

    I love Whitby 🙂


  6. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 5:29 pm

    Bournemouth and Boscombe are lovely.


  7. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 5:23 pm

    Plymouth, Devon


  8. User: Jeanette Leighton

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 4:40 pm

    Durdle door in Dorset


  9. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 3:42 pm

    Benodet in southern Brittany. Can’t recommend it highly enough. We have spent many happy summers there in our caravan. Beautiful bay, sandy beach, clear sea, a river estuary and marina plus a saltmarsh all within easy walking distance. Our bit of paradise on earth, sadly just a bit too far for us now we are 74.


  10. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 1:46 pm

    My favorites in the UK are Bude in Cornwall, Croyde in Devon, Rhossili Bay in the Gower and Maria Luisa on the Algarve in Portugal, they are the ones that spring to mind.


  11. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 1:44 pm

    I love Whitby. It has special family memories for me but in general it’s just beautiful.


  12. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 12:33 pm

    I love Scarborough in the UK and abroad one of my favourite towns is Fuengirola


  13. User: humptybren

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 11:46 am

    i enjoy visiting skegness


  14. User: mumliz

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 11:18 am

    brighton is lovely


  15. User: rosejones1uk

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 10:40 am

    I now live in Brighton so am living the high-life already but have to confess to loving both St Ives and Padstow in Cornwall, Scarborough, Whitby and Robin-Hoods-Bay in Yorkshire and Blakeney in Norfolk – to name but a few.


  16. User: zeenie

    Posted on: 10/12/2021 at 7:57 am

    cleethorpes is my fav as its where i live and walk my dog


  17. User: littlebob

    Posted on: 09/12/2021 at 10:14 pm

    Rye, it’s full of history, very picturesque and interesting.


  18. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 09/12/2021 at 2:58 pm

    I do love Whitby – the history, atmosphere and Dracula.


  19. User: Cotswoldlass

    Posted on: 08/12/2021 at 2:15 pm

    In the UK I’m a big fan of Tenby, especially in autumn and spring. Abroad my favourite is Carmel in California


  20. User: Yvonnew

    Posted on: 07/12/2021 at 8:31 pm

    I would have to recommend my home town of Llandudno


  21. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 07/12/2021 at 5:21 pm

    Love Whitby x


  22. User: Mandy

    Posted on: 07/12/2021 at 11:04 am

    I love Brighton, southend or clacton for an easy day out from London


  23. User: Helen

    Posted on: 06/12/2021 at 7:12 pm

    Beadnell Bay Beach Northumberland


  24. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 05/12/2021 at 8:11 pm

    I’d recommend Port Douglas in North Queensland, Australia!


  25. User: clairew137

    Posted on: 05/12/2021 at 8:13 am



  26. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 04/12/2021 at 8:16 pm



  27. User: Plumbobmummy

    Posted on: 04/12/2021 at 3:41 pm

    I’ll have to recommend my hometown – Filey


  28. User: mrspale

    Posted on: 04/12/2021 at 12:17 am

    Being a Yorkshire Girl, It has to be Whitby


  29. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 03/12/2021 at 10:18 pm

    My home town of Blackpool is a fabulously fun festival of a place.


  30. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 03/12/2021 at 3:03 pm

    Bexhill on Sea in East Sussex is like stepping back in time.


  31. User: Locky

    Posted on: 03/12/2021 at 8:33 am

    Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk


  32. User: Liz Jackson

    Posted on: 02/12/2021 at 9:20 pm

    Newcastle Co Down N Ireland


  33. User: Happy Reading

    Posted on: 02/12/2021 at 7:30 pm

    Tynemouth Tyne & Wear


  34. User: eshaah1

    Posted on: 02/12/2021 at 5:50 am

    Burnham-on-sea, UK


  35. User: hellymart

    Posted on: 01/12/2021 at 10:53 pm

    I live in the Midlands, so nowhere near the sea, sadly but a place that I absolutely love, for its fabulous beaches and quaint seaside towns, is North Norfolk, so I’d recommend Wells-Next-The-Sea.


  36. User: Heidi Louise Gallacher

    Posted on: 01/12/2021 at 9:28 pm

    Hi! This looks a great giveaway.
    I would love to take part in one of your Giveaways by offering some copies of my novel, Rebecca’s Choice, set in wonderful Wales!
    Please could you get back to me,
    best wishes, Heidi


  37. User: Cornelia Ridler

    Posted on: 01/12/2021 at 3:37 pm

    I have to choose Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast, for its wide deserted beaches of clean golden sand, the delightful village with the Grace Darling museum and the majestic castle overlooking it all.


  38. User: CowperA

    Posted on: 01/12/2021 at 2:43 pm

    I have the good luck to live on the Gower peninsula in South West Wales and in good weather there is nowhere to beat Mumbles. But for the weather, the blue Mediterranean and the restaurants I adored Bandol in the south of France – the part of the riviera where the locals go!


  39. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 01/12/2021 at 1:51 pm

    Fuengirola on the Costa del sol is one of my favourite seaside places


  40. User: I like reading

    Posted on: 01/12/2021 at 1:26 pm

    Hello, there are some beautiful beaches and towns up in Orkney, they are so wild and lovely!


  41. User: Snoakes

    Posted on: 30/11/2021 at 10:11 pm

    I live in Cornwall and could name every cove and town. But as everyone is coming here on their holidays, I’m nominating Teignmouth, one of my favourite coastal towns.


  42. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 30/11/2021 at 8:30 pm

    Llandudno in North Wales. No visit is complete without a trip up the Great Orme!


  43. User: Michie

    Posted on: 30/11/2021 at 2:33 pm

    It has to be Swanpool Beach near Falmouth, lovely cove for the children to paddle and can hire kayaks to enjoy, we loved relaxing there.


  44. Because it is so compact and every time we visit we are able to take in all the little coastal resorts, I would have to nominate the whole of Cornwall.

    If you really just want a single named place, then I love the space and scenic variety of Tenby in Wales!


  45. User: sararose

    Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 8:51 pm

    As I was born very near to Brighton (Shoreham) It would be my first choice, but having moved up north I really like Whitby.


  46. User: Michelle Lewis-Robertson

    Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 4:18 pm

    Port Erin on the Isle of Man is lovely in summer. Not a huge touristy place but the views are incredible and there is lots of space to roam


  47. User: Louise

    Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 1:38 pm

    most definitely Rio de Janeiro – surf, sea, sun and samba!!!!


  48. User: VickiPope

    Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 12:31 pm

    Hastings. Happy memories of it from school trip in 80’s.


  49. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 9:46 am

    Hugh Town in St Mary’s in the Scilly Isles. In fact as I type this my OH is hanging a painting of it on the wall


  50. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 7:18 am

    Got to be the North East and Northumbrian coast including my home city of Sunderland. Such beauty and gorgeous beaches!


  51. User: philatel

    Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 12:07 am

    Saly Portudal in Senegal was beautiful – so relaxing -would love to return one day.


  52. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 10:33 pm

    It has to be Filey although please don’t all come at once !
    It’s quaint traditional and totally unspoilt. Love it.


  53. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 7:41 pm

    Hastings! Lest touristy than Brighton but just as enjoyable.


  54. User: Janine

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 7:01 pm

    For relaxing I love Porthleven in Cornwall x


  55. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 6:51 pm

    Brighton I like for the Lanes and the vibe but I do find the pebbly beach disappointing when I am after a proper seaside experience.

    I’d recommend Joss Bay, Broadstairs on the Kent coast for a proper seaside experience with a sandy beach and holiday spirit atmosphere. Can easily do a day trip from London too.


  56. User: Jennifer

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 6:14 pm

    i love blackpool – bright and energetic and lots of fun


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    • User: Michelle Lewis-Robertson

      Posted on: 29/11/2021 at 4:17 pm

      Me too


  57. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 5:41 pm

    Dubrovnik! Beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea, just a ferry ride away, wonderful old buildings, sea food restaurants on the harbour & lots of classical music!


  58. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 4:48 pm

    happy memories of Georgioupolis in Crete


  59. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 28/11/2021 at 4:32 pm

    Blackpool or any where on the fylde coast such as morcambe – there’s so many here in Lancashire – best of all they are right on my doorstep


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    • User: maritravel

      Posted on: 01/12/2021 at 1:13 pm

      Almost anywhere on the Isle of Wight but especially the “Bay towns” of Sandown and Shanklin where the wide crescent of sands between the two towns makes swimming safe and sun-bathing a pleasure.


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