Book giveaway: The Museum of You by Carys Bray


This giveaway is sponsored by Penguin Random House

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This summer, Clover Quinn wants to find the missing pieces of her story…

Clover Quinn was a surprise. She used to imagine she was the good kind - now she’s not sure. She’d like to ask Dad about it, but growing up in the saddest chapter of someone else’s story is difficult. She tries not to skate on the thin ice of his memories.

Darren has done his best. He's studied his daughter like a seismologist on the lookout for waves, and surrounded her with everything she might want - everything he can think of, at least - to be happy.

What Clover wants is answers. This summer, she thinks she can find them in the second bedroom, which is full of her mother's belongings. What she is looking for is essence: the undiluted bits, a collection of things that will tell the full story of her mother, her father, and who she is going to be.

But what you find depends on what you're searching for.




Carys Bray was awarded the Scott Prize for her debut short story collection, Sweet Home. Her first novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, was chosen for Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime, and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and winner of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2015. She lives in Southport with her husband and four children. You can find her on Twitter @CarysBray


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What Mumsnetters said about A Song for Issy Bradley:


"A story that pulled the emotions in all directions. I found it hard to put down and go to work. It's a style I like, with the different viewpoints from the characters and the potentially devastating impact of a deep faith." – Mythbirt

"I absolutely loved this book. Having known friends who have had children pass away, I felt it was very heartbreaking and true to life. Nevertheless, there were a lot of laughs in the book too. Highly recommended!" – keriku

Book giveaway:

We've got 50 copies of The Museum of You to give away to Mumsnetters to read and share their thoughts about it on the discussion thread. Fill in the form below to apply for your copy.

You don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion. Anyone who has read The Museum of You can post their feedback on the discussion thread. If you miss out on a free one, you can buy a copy. All who post feedback before 1 August will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway ends on 20 June so apply now!


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