Tuesday, 8 September 2009

A Giveaway

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Maybe you are like me and are planning to go and see Julie & Julia at the cinema. I know it looks a bit cheesy and chick flicky, but I can't always just watch serious intellectually stimulating foreign films. Occasionally, I need a bit of Hollywood escapism. Therefore, a film that has Meryl Streep in it and is about food seems like a good choice.

Well, this is where the giveaway comes in. The lovely people at Duckworth Overlook sent me two copies of the book the film is based on, Julia Child's (with Alex Prud'homme) My Life in France. One copy is for me to read and the other copy is for one of you.

All you need to do, to be in with a chance of winning the book, is to leave a comment on this post before the 15th September 2009. I will be drawing one of the names at random and send the book to the lucky winner. Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to UK residents, due to issues to do with publishing rights.

22 comments:

Chelsea said...

Well, it looks like I'm not in the running for the giveaway, but I am curious to hear what you think of the movie. I haven't seen it yet (I had to read the book first, silly as I may be)... Honestly, I think the movie looks like it's going to better. From the snippets I've seen of Ms. Streep's performance - wow - she's really good!

Jenny said...

I'm planning to see this at the weekend, I'm excited to see the Julia Child/Meryl Streep part the most, so winning a copy of the book would be great!

Bellini Valli said...

I have seen the movie with my non-foodie friends and they thoroughly enjoyed it as well. It is a heartwarming story.

Rachel said...

I would love to have a copy of the book, so consider me submitted for an entry! While I'm currently in Southern California for work, I have a Norwich address where my sweetie awaits my return. Does that count?

Joby said...

I would love to read this, I intend to see the film as Meryl Streep just puts her all into a character, so will bring her alive. But I do always like the books better.
please add me

syrahsuzie said...

I'm in France for another couple of weeks and I don't want to see it dubbed into French so I hope it is still on the screens when I get back to the UK.

Made your Baba Ganoush at the weekend - I added yoghourt this time and it was even better. Thanks for the recipe.

Marie said...

Great giveaway Sylvie. I have not seen the film yet, but have been reading the book, Julie and Julia. I sure hope the film isn't filled with swearing and stuff like her book! (Julie's not Julia's!) I hate foul language, it's so common and unnecessary.

Katiecakes said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'd love to win!

I can't wait to see the film, my boyfriend however can :p

Katie xox

Sylvie said...

Chelsea, I think Meryl Streep is a fantastic actress and am really quite looking forward to the film.

Jenny, I think I might have to wait til next week to see it.

Val, that sounds promising.

Rachel, of course that counts!

Joby, consider yourself added.

Syrahsuzie, I'm sure it'll be on for a few weeks.

Marie, I don't have much of a problem with some swearing, but I hope that you won't be disappointed.

Katiecakes, that's why I'm taking a friend who also is into food and Meryl Streep!

Liz said...

Yes, I am planning to go and see the film, just not sure who I can persuade to go with me! Thanks for the chance to enter the book draw. Much appreciated.

Mrs Charlie said...

This would really be the perfect thing for me! I can't wait to see the film. Thanks so much for offering! xx

pigpigscorner said...

I can't wait to watch the movie!

Katie said...

What a great giveaway, I'd love the book. I can't wait to go and see the film too. I bet blogging is going to become even more popular now!

ginger@dinnerdiary.org said...

I'm really behind and haven't read the book or seen the movie yet. Am waiting to read the book and then hire the movie on DVD.

Eralda LT said...

I have yet to see the movie and I can't wait till I do. It looks sooo much fun!

Anne said...

I really want to see this, even more so after seeing a full trailer at the cinema last week, unfortuantely the only person who was willing to go and see it with me has gone on holiday for the next 2 weeks (how dare she!) this book would at least heal my pain until it comes on DVD...

The Generous Gardener said...

I'd love to win the book. I'm planning on seeing the film soon with a friend.

Lucie said...

Hi there,

Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! I can't wait to see this at the cinema this week.

Many thanks and best wishes

Lucie
http://cookingatmarystow.blogspot.com/

Ingrid Posselhaff said...

I have been wanting to see "Julie & Julia" for quite some time now! Thanks for the chance to win. I've just subscribed to your blog through Google Reader...it's lovely!

Tulip said...

As a birthday treat, the girls are taking me to see the film Julie & Julia...I can't wait, especially since Chris went to see it weeks ago and said it was great!!! I have read the book so it'll be interesting to see what I make of the film!
While I'm here...

will you be a love and nip over to my blog and see if you can help? I am trying to perfect a heavenly pink lemon cake and thought I could borrow your expertise on the subject! Its all for a good cause, ‘The help whip cancer appeal’
Thanks in advance!
Tulip
http://tulipskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-need-help-with-my-heavenly-pink-lemon.html

eva bell said...

I've seen the movie. It's great great great!!

Jacqueline said...

Graham and I are off today, so I suggested we go see this. His reply was "no way!!!". Humph! Looks like I will be going on my own.