Novel set in London (“..there’s always a chance of reconciliation…”)
GIVEAWAY: 3 top reads from the Macmillan Collector’s Library!
19th August 2018
We’ve hand-picked three iconic novels from the Macmillan Collector’s Library to devise this book-ish personality quiz. Read on for more details about each of these twentieth-century classics and then decide which book you most identify with and enter our quiz to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of all three books (UK only)…
The books produced are of an impeccable standard but remain affordable, starting at £9.99 in hardback. Each edition comes complete with gilt edges, cloth bindings, ribbon bookmarks and arts-and-crafts-style endpapers.
The Go-Between by L P Hartley
Publication Date: 1958
Location: Norfolk, England
Settings: Farmhouse kitchen table and English cricket pitch
Lead actress in film adaptation (1971): Julie Christie
Quote: “Grown-ups didn’t seem to realize that for me, as for most other schoolboys, it was easier to keep silent than to speak”
Publication Date: 1953
Location: Champagne region, France
Settings: Boutique hotel and champagne caves
Leading actress in film adaptation (1961): Susannah York
Quote: “I know now it is children who accept life; grown people cover it up and pretend it is different with drinks.”
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publication Date: 1925
Location: Long Island, USA and New York
Settings: Lavish Long Island mansion and Plaza Hotel, NYC
Leading actress in film adaptation (2013): Carey Mulligan
Quote: “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
‘Whenever you feel like criticising anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’”
HOW TO ENTER:
Now take our quick personality quiz and say which summer drink and summer escape you most prefer to find out which classic book you are channeling this summer…. are you 1, 2 or 3?
1. Your favourite drink: Long Island iced tea
Your perfect holiday: a summer vacation in New York state, exploring the city get-aways
2. Your favourite drink: Chilled sparkles
Your perfect holiday: cruise through the Chunnel and whizz down the autoroute to Provence in a soft top
3. Your favourite drink: Tea, milk first
Your perfect holiday: Staycation close to home
Let us know whether you are 1,2 or 3 in the comments below and the first name out of the hat on 1 September (Midnight UK time) will be sent all three books (UK ONLY!).
Scroll down for the answers!
1 (ANSWER: The Great Gatsby)
2 (ANSWER: The Greengage Summer)
3 (ANSWER: The Go-Between)