Linda Lawlor. Well done! 46 correct faces suggests a woman who reads her Bookwitch religiously. That’s what we like, you know. A signed copy of Tall Story by Candy Gourlay should get itself into the post as soon as it’s been printed. Waiting for the printing would help, wouldn’t it? I read the manuscript, which is always a bit tricky. Besides, the cover of the real thing is beautiful.
Now, at first I thought this would be dead easy, and everyone would have 51 correct names. Then I thought they’d miss about four, and I decided which ones would be really hard. And I was wrong. Some were obviously hard, but not the ones I predicted.
The prize was so attractive that Candy herself entered the competition. She went for the humorous approach. Or was it just that she needed to get a few names wrong in order to make sure she didn’t win her own book? Could be, I suppose. But why did she miss out Lord Ardagh himself? I can understand that Craig Simpson is less of a household name than some. And ‘hunky’ Frank Cottrell Boyce? Hm. Bali Rai ‘probably can sing (and play the mandolin)’. Perhaps. ‘Cute guy’ (Mr Percy Jackson), and another ‘hunky’! Honestly. It’s Oliver Jeffers. ‘Looks like uncle Ian who was a marine’ (Gerald Scarfe) and a ‘smiley’ (Marina Lewycka).
There just might be a consolation prize, Candy.