Book giveaway: The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
"This is the only novel I have finished this year, so far, but I smiled the whole time I was reading it and would love to see a sequel".
Last year Graeme Simsion's best seller The Rosie Project took Mumsnet by storm as reviews and recommendations swept across the discussion boards. We're delighted that Graeme will be joining us on Wednesday 11 March between 9 and 10pm for a webchat to talk about The Rosie Project and his latest book, The Rosie Effect.
Furthermore, Penguin books are offering 50 free copies of each book, so whether you've yet to be introduced to Don Tillman or you're eager to read the sequel, you can join the discussion with other readers and Graeme on 11 March.
The Rosie Effect
Professor Don Tillman is one of those truly unforgettable characters, and he’s back in The Rosie Project’s eagerly awaited sequel, The Rosie Effect, which is published in paperback on 26 February.
They say that some people never change and, until a year ago, Don had never had a second date. Everything really did change in Don’s life when he met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman' - and now he’s living a very different life far from his native Australia, in New York City.
But although Rosie taught him the joys of unscheduled sex and spontaneous meal planning, life is still not plain sailing for Don, and things are about to get really complicated! Soon Don finds that he must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life - at the same time as dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace. Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being?
The Rosie Project
Meet Don Tillman - a charming, kind and socially challenged genetics professor who's decided the time has come to find a wife.
Love isn't an exact science - but no one has told Don, so he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. His questionnaire is intended to weed out anyone who's unsuitable. The trouble is, Don has rather high standards and doesn't really do flexible so, despite lots of takers he doesn’t have much success in identifying The One.
When the red-haired, fiery Rosie Jarman walks in to his office, Don assumes it's to apply for the Wife Project - and duly discounts her on the grounds she smokes, drinks, doesn't eat meat, and is incapable of punctuality. Rosie has no interest in participating in the Wife Project and throws Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling? One thing he already knows, though, is that Rosie is not the one. Absolutely, completely, definitely not. Sometimes, though, you don't find love: love finds you...
Penguin Random House
About the Author
Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children. To find out more visit his website.
Graeme will be joining us for a webchat on Wednesday 11 March between 9 and 10pm, post your questions for him here.
We're giving away 50 copies of The Rosie Effect as well as 50 copies of Graeme Simsion's first book, The Rosie Project. If you receive a free copy we ask that you post a review in our book reviews section or post on the discussion thread.
This giveaway closes 10am, Monday 2 March, so apply now.
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