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#TFBookClub Competition (closes 4/11/17)

22nd October 2017

Competition time!

To mark the launch of the #TFBookClub reading “Trouble In Nuala” set in 1930s CEYLON, we have got together with the author, Harriet Steel, to offer you the chance to win all three books in the de Silva mystery series.  OffStage in Nuala, no. 3 in the series, is just about to be published! Plus a mug and a packet (of course) of Twinings Ceylon Tea! The competition is open internationally.

Plus 2 runners up to win a copy each of “Trouble in Nuala” which we are reading throughout November and into December 2017 (you can still join us, apply for your copy here by 31 October 2017!)




Competition closes at midnight UK time, on Saturday 4th November. Remember, leave a comment. The first names out of the hat are winners! The competition is INTERNATIONAL!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 05/11/2017 at 11:42 am

    Louise P’s name came out of the hat first, this morning… followed by Ailsih D and Bonnie K! Congratulations to everyone!


  2. User: Annette oliver

    Posted on: 04/11/2017 at 8:20 am

    I love the cover design, would like to read itb


  3. User: Deborah Fischer

    Posted on: 04/11/2017 at 5:02 am

    A new mug, good tea and books? I’m in heaven! Who wouldn’t want to win a prize like that?!?!


  4. User: Linda Herold

    Posted on: 04/11/2017 at 12:31 am

    Winning this would be a great November birthday gift for me! Plus I love reading and drinking tea!!!


  5. User: Amy Rodriguez

    Posted on: 03/11/2017 at 11:49 pm

    I dont know much about Ceylon so this would be great for me to learn more!


  6. User: Ailish Delaney

    Posted on: 03/11/2017 at 9:40 pm

    I would love to win this prize because there is no better combination than a nice cup of tea and a good mystery book – perfection!


  7. User: Kay Vreeland

    Posted on: 03/11/2017 at 8:26 pm

    I really liked Trouble in Nuala and recommended it in recent Friends of the Library contest and so got invited to be on a local podcast about the de Silva series! I would love to win the series in time for the podcast–plus have some lovely Ceylon tea while we chat into the microphone!!


  8. User: Pam Smith

    Posted on: 03/11/2017 at 6:15 pm

    A cuppa and a good book…what a perfect combination!


  9. User: lindarumsey

    Posted on: 31/10/2017 at 5:32 pm

    I adore elephants, so the book covers and the mug are a must for me. The stories sound great, too!


  10. User: Teresa Starr

    Posted on: 27/10/2017 at 6:38 am

    What could be better than a cup if tea and a gripping mystery story.


  11. User: Clive Stubley

    Posted on: 25/10/2017 at 11:16 am

    My mother would absolutely love these and that would be one Christmas present sorted!


  12. User: Susan T.

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 10:05 pm

    I’ve heard the de Silva series is incredible. It’s just about to be winter here which is super snowy and cold and an escape to Africa with a mug of tea sounds perfect!


  13. User: Barbara Khan

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 7:51 pm

    I’d love to win, because I’ve been to India and I love to read books set in the region.


  14. User: Louise Pike

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 6:01 pm

    These books look intriguing. A good intrigue read
    with a beautiful cup of tea seems bliss to me!


  15. User: Cherrie Waltho

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 9:18 am

    How to spend an autumnal afternoon. A book set in a beautiful country, a aromatic cup of tea and throw in an elephant or 2. Magic.


  16. User: Peter Burnett

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 7:48 am

    I need to broaden my horizons and love crime and mystery novels – this seems the perfect way to get started.


    1 Comment

    • User: Lisa ohara

      Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 9:58 am

      Love this genre and love the elephant mug, would go,perfect with my elephant tea pot


  17. User: Matthew Batten

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 7:34 am

    I’d love to win because a book and a brew are two of my favourite things!


  18. User: Sandra Hagarty

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 6:56 am

    I love reading books set in other countries and my daughter is a lover of elephants… so something that we could share together 🙂


  19. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 6:28 am

    Fascinating books and competition


  20. User: Liz Sherratt

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 5:25 am

    Good books, good cup of tea – what could be better! Sorted! Thanks.


  21. User: jackie rushton

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 4:06 am

    Would love to win this fabulous prize because I absolutely love elephants, and these look a great read!


  22. User: Judy Guffey

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 2:42 am

    I lovecSouth African and Thai elephants. I’d like to get acquainted with elephants from Ceylon.


  23. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 12:59 am

    It looks like a super read.


  24. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 23/10/2017 at 12:58 am

    I would love to win this book as it looks like an intriguing read.


  25. User: Jess D

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 11:51 pm

    I love elephants. This book sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance.


  26. User: Kay

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 11:05 pm

    Finished and loved Trouble inn Nuala and am submitting it in local library “book recommendations” contest (prize = Kindle!). Would love to keep going with #2 & #3, with Ceylon tea. Haven’t figured out how to join the book club discussion; I have the book on Kindle… Onward!


  27. User: Emily

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 10:06 pm

    I love mysteries and I’m reading books from every country in the world. I have not read one from Sri Lanka yet.


  28. User: Allana Turner

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 9:39 pm

    I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover… but with a design as beautiful as that you can’t help but get excited for the story inside! And of course a cuppa to help with the immersion would top it off.


  29. User: Paula Lloyd

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 8:43 pm

    Books, elephants and tea these are a few of my favourite things. Xx ❤️


  30. User: Tracy Terry

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:30 pm

    My comment doesn’t seem to being showing so here goes again.

    It may be irrELEPHANT but I love the covers of these books which I’ve HERD are toTEAlly amazing.


  31. User: Adele

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:28 pm

    I love books set in foreign climes you get a sense of culture and it’s like travelling without using your passport. Tea and reading are also perfect partners.


    1 Comment

    • User: tripfiction

      Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:30 pm

      Adele, just what we like to hear!


  32. User: Tracy Terry

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:25 pm

    It may be irrELEPHANT but I love the covers of these books which I’ve HERD are a really good read.


    1 Comment

    • User: tripfiction

      Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:31 pm

      Wonderful! 🙂 It’s a novel comment!


  33. User: Rachael Tolton

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:06 pm

    Tea and a good book is my idea of heaven!


  34. User: Bonnie K.

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:02 pm

    Beautiful giveaway! I love tea; so, of course, I like reading about places where tea is grown. The plus is that these books are mysteries which I love.


  35. User: Melanie Daniels

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:00 pm

    Hi, I’d love to win as I really enjoy mystery novels and I also like a good series to get my teeth into! Sounds like a great read.


  36. User: Anne Gallagher

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 7:00 pm

    This set of novels sounds right up my street- there is nothing I like better than a good mystery to keep me engrossed on a winter’s evening- except perhaps a good mystery with a delicious cup of tea- I do hope I win!


  37. User: Pippa Macallister

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:57 pm

    Sounds fabulous. Tea and books what’s not to love


  38. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:52 pm

    These books look fascinating, I know nothing about Ceylon & love a good mystery…or three! Lovely mug & Twinings tea as well. A perfect prize combination.


  39. User: Tim Leakey

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:25 pm

    Great and interesting and a mug of tea as well


  40. User: Tim Leakey

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:24 pm

    The books sound really great and the mug is really sweet so yes please


  41. User: Kelsey Hintzman

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:21 pm

    This series sound so intriguing! I would love to read these mysteries set in 1930’s Ceylon! I’ve never read anything set in that time or place.


  42. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:21 pm

    The Inspector de Silva mysteries sound great, I’d love to read them x


  43. User: Hester McQueen

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:21 pm

    Love reading and haven’t read any of these books. I do like a bit of mystery …


  44. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:15 pm

    It’s got elephants on the coffee cup is a starter and having a book available is always a winner for me


  45. User: Laura Chapman

    Posted on: 22/10/2017 at 6:14 pm

    I would love to win this prize because I just love a good mystery! Plus, the elephants on the mug are SUPER cute 🙂