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Find out what Mumsnetters thought of Himself by Jess Kidd

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SorchaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Oct-16 17:40:19

This week we'd like to introduce you to debut author Jess Kidd. We're sharing her top tips for aspiring authors - and giving away 50 copies of her first novel, Himself. Apply for your copy now.

When Mahony returns to his birthplace of Mulderrig, a tiny coastal town in the west of Ireland, he is determined to uncover the secrets of the past. Featuring a host of eccentric characters, this intriguing and darkly comic novel creates a wholly unforgettable world.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts about the book on this discussion thread. However, you don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion - anyone who has read Himself can post their thoughts on it here.

Everyone who posts feedback on the book on this thread before 13 December will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway is sponsored by Canongate

MadameRaleuse Mon 24-Oct-16 18:37:23

Looking forward to reading this. Love the cover art.

CaptinMuma Thu 27-Oct-16 15:00:30

Sounds interesting smile

Gerjuice Sun 30-Oct-16 23:10:23

Count me in, would love to read this one.

shrunkenhead Wed 09-Nov-16 16:00:58

Ooh I'm excited! Sounds like a great read.

purplepandas Wed 09-Nov-16 22:51:07

Also looking forward to receiving this and getting stuck in.

janeyf1 Thu 10-Nov-16 14:56:27

This sounds really intriguing and original, makes me want to read it

RACHELSMITH45 Thu 10-Nov-16 14:59:32

An enjoyable read, I couldn't put it down, would recommend.

rachelmi Thu 10-Nov-16 15:27:35

Wonderful characters and lovely the dark yet humorous themes. Savour with a glass of rioja !

jandoc Thu 10-Nov-16 15:31:50

we haven't read it yet but it's on the list of things to do

IonaAilidh11 Thu 10-Nov-16 15:44:29

great read

soph0077 Thu 10-Nov-16 15:56:57

Couldn't put it down - definitely a book to read when you get the chance!

Sid98 Thu 10-Nov-16 16:36:35

Didn't enjoy this book as it's not a type of book I would read

hiddenmichelle Thu 10-Nov-16 17:27:31

I loved it - very funny in places too!

glenka Thu 10-Nov-16 17:29:34

Sounds like a really interesting book.

Cathp808 Thu 10-Nov-16 18:22:35

Yes and I really liked it. The opening few pages are a bit violent and I was not sure if I wanted to read it but I am glad I did. It is like sixth sense but with more humour. The main character Mahony wants to find out what happened to his teenage mother who disappeared when he was a baby. The story is set in the 1970’s which I found strange at first but I guess if it was set in today’s world Mahony would just search for information about his mother on the internet which would not be so interesting. A character that steals the limelight is the fantastic Mrs Cauley a very eccentric Miss Marple who is followed around by the ghost of an ex-love. I think everyone needs a Mrs Cauley in their life! It is a well written book that I would highly recommend. star smile star smile star smile star

twinklenicci Thu 10-Nov-16 18:55:39

ive never read this one , but might do after reading all the comments

ricola1 Thu 10-Nov-16 19:32:40

Next on my list

iamsaranna Thu 10-Nov-16 19:53:53

A really interesting story line, I liked the way the dead drifted among the living, sometimes though it is really scary.

glennamy Thu 10-Nov-16 20:13:56

It is a very good read with many interesting characters... and reflects what a person had to do to track people pre internet days. smile

sarah861421 Thu 10-Nov-16 20:51:44

this looks very intriguing and I will look out for it and give it a try

cbruin111 Thu 10-Nov-16 23:15:27

Sounds great!!

jazzitup Fri 11-Nov-16 10:25:29

Looking forward to this one, looks good

jacqui5366 Fri 11-Nov-16 11:07:01

was a bit violent at the start and I thought I would not like it, but I persevered and glad I did, it was a gritty read which made me think what life can throw at you.

mwatmough Fri 11-Nov-16 12:15:42

No, i have not read it yet.

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