Join EMMA DONOGHUE to talk about the Booker-shortlisted ROOM - our February Book of the Month - on Weds 16 February, 8-9pm

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Our February Book of the Month shot to international bestsellerdom as soon as it was published in August 2010. ROOM by Emma Donoghue has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year. It has also been a finalist for International Author of the Year (Galaxy National Book Awards). 

We've also got a very special giveaway this month - the extremely generous Picador peeps are giving Mumsnetters 500 exclusive free copies of ROOM so quickly head to Picador's website to claim yours before they all get snatched up. There's also a taster chapter and interviews to whet your appetite.

We are delighted that Emma will be joining us on Wednesday February 16, 8-9 pm for the bookclub discussion - look forward to seeing you all there...

And you can read further interviews, watch trailers and get all the reviews for ROOM at Emma's website or you can also read the Booker Prize website's interview with Emma to find out more

Eleison Mon 17-Jan-11 12:36:53

ooh. That's a more interesting freebie than the Radox offers.

simpson Mon 17-Jan-11 14:16:16

done grin

I really want to read this book....

cookingfat Mon 17-Jan-11 14:22:32

me too grin

hoops997 Mon 17-Jan-11 14:28:31

Would love to read this book then review it!

hoops997 Mon 17-Jan-11 14:28:32

Would love to read this book then review it!

Ohforfoxsake Mon 17-Jan-11 14:30:52

I've just finished it. It's good. I shan't say anymore.

jeffner Mon 17-Jan-11 17:14:29

Yes indeedy!

jeffner Mon 17-Jan-11 17:14:48

Yes indeedy!

MrsWeasley Mon 17-Jan-11 17:59:37

sounds like a good read!

arentfanny Mon 17-Jan-11 18:02:48

Done, is very high up on my reading list, will try and get it from library aswell.

MINERVA12 Mon 17-Jan-11 18:43:28

yes please

Chocaholica Mon 17-Jan-11 18:51:38

I've just read this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to discussion and webchat!

scubagoose Mon 17-Jan-11 19:50:12

ooH I was reading about this book in the Times this weekend and really want it.. hope I get one.

NettieISroundlikefiggypudding Mon 17-Jan-11 19:55:20

cool could do with a good read indeed grin

rubyslippers Mon 17-Jan-11 19:59:03

Awesome and affecting book!

Looking forward to the webchat

Iamcountingto3 Mon 17-Jan-11 19:59:55

Oh, good choice - have been looking forwards to riding this....

flippinggorgeous Mon 17-Jan-11 20:14:45

If it is the first 500 will it just stop when they are all allocated?

muddyangels123 Mon 17-Jan-11 20:41:21

Looks like a good book.

gailforce1 Mon 17-Jan-11 21:15:43

Emma Donoghue is at one of our county libraries on 17th Feb. At the bottom of the publicity sheet it invites you to join a webchat with Emma on Mumsnet on Feb 16th. No chance of me getting a copy from the library then!!

FreudianSlipIntoMyLaptop Mon 17-Jan-11 23:06:20

Been meaning to read this book... Hope I get one!

Are there often free books for MNers? Never browsed the book club before...

Imarriedafrog Mon 17-Jan-11 23:14:47

I have read it [very quickly as it was one of those books you can't put down] really enjoyed it.

Buda Tue 18-Jan-11 15:13:18

Ooh have been wanting to read this!

MotherMountainGoat Tue 18-Jan-11 15:52:50

Excellent book, beautifully written.

comewhinewithme Tue 18-Jan-11 15:57:29

I loved this book -had to stay up during the night during one bit with my heart pounding.
I couldn't sleep until I knew what had happened.

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