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July book of the month: Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Catch up on the webchat with Zadie

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Jun-17 15:18:31

Our July book of the month is Zadie Smith's brilliant novel Swing Time. We hope you'll join us by reading the book ahead of the webchat with Zadie - on * Wednesday 2 August from 9pm *

Swing Time is Zadie's fifth novel and tells the story of two young girls who meet in a West London dance class. Find out more about the book.

If you didn't win a free copy, you're still welcome to join us by buying the book or downloading the e-book, or just posting a question to Zadie about her award-winning back catalogue.

TwitterQueen1 Thu 29-Jun-17 10:13:27

Yes please! Sounds right up my street.

Leviticus Thu 29-Jun-17 12:47:14

I had this for Christmas but haven't read it yet. I'm in.

Sonnet Thu 29-Jun-17 12:52:12

Yes please!!

pinkbraces Thu 29-Jun-17 13:21:53

Yes please

Angeldt Thu 29-Jun-17 17:04:55

Would be lovely x

southeastdweller Thu 29-Jun-17 20:44:52

Hope I've won a copy!

whitershadeofpale Thu 29-Jun-17 21:59:42

This would be great!

jemimarose Fri 30-Jun-17 05:32:17

Yes please smile

TwuntingCrow Fri 30-Jun-17 08:16:47

Yes please !!

Ohyesiam Fri 30-Jun-17 15:05:08

Yes please

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Jul-17 13:35:16

The giveaway is now closed and we'll notify those who have been allocated books by the end of the day. If you haven't been lucky this time buy a copy. It's out in paper back on 6 July for £6.29 or kindle edition (£7.99). Join us in reading this month ahead of the webchat with Zadie. As soon as we have confirmation of the webchat date we'll notify on this thread.

southeastdweller Tue 04-Jul-17 20:26:29

Has everyone got their email confirmations? I haven't so I might buy the book instead.

Maraki Thu 06-Jul-17 21:33:45

I've had my email confirmation and I am chuffed! I hope it arrives quickly, slightly panicking that I won't manage to finish it by the webchat date.

mike2012 Fri 07-Jul-17 18:38:12

sounds great

Belo Sat 08-Jul-17 16:33:43

I got an email to say that I have been selected to receive a copy of the book but it hasn't come yet. I'm wondering if anybody else has received theirs? I went to see Zadie Smith talk on Thursday at the Royal Festival Hall. I now can't wait to get stuck into the book! Yet another good choice of book mumsnet!

Maraki Tue 11-Jul-17 20:32:25

Same as Belo. I too got an email saying that I will receive a copy but I haven't as yet. The book is 450 pages. If the webchat is at the end of the month, there's no way that I will be able to finish it! Did anyone else receive their copy yet?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Jul-17 14:16:18

We do apologise for the delay. We've chased the publisher who said they are awaiting books but they should be sent out imminently. We're also asking whether we can push the webchat date back slightly to give you more time to read. As soon as we have more info we'll post up on the thread.

Shoom72 Fri 21-Jul-17 10:03:02

Still not received my book, have others received theres yet?

goingforfour Fri 21-Jul-17 10:08:55

Mine just arrived this morning. Perfect for summer read. Thank you. Will watch out for webchat date.

MerryPam Fri 21-Jul-17 11:18:19

Mine also just arrived. Many thanks, looking forward to reading it, and to the webchat.

GhostsToMonsoon Fri 21-Jul-17 16:32:02

My copy arrived today thanks. Perfect timing as I had just finished something else.

Penygirl Fri 21-Jul-17 22:31:01

Thank you, mine arrived today too. Would really like to finish my current book before starting this one so need to get cracking!

Pipstarz41 Sat 22-Jul-17 06:55:55

Thank you - copy received through yesterday morning. Best get cracking on it this weekend!

Belo Sat 22-Jul-17 07:43:56

Mine has arrived too. I'm hoping the web chat will be delayed slightly as I'm halfway through a book at the moment which I don't want to put down. (The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - an engrossing read)

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