World Book Day Giveaway

It’s UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day today, which is being celebrated in many countries, including Germany, to promote reading, publishing and copyright (though the UK celebrates their World Book Day in March). In addition, the USA, UK, Ireland and Germany are also celebrating World Book Night by gifting tens of thousands of books to people in their communities.

We may not have tens of thousands of books to give away, but Jenni used to run a book group in Edinburgh and still has a few copies left over from the book packages for group leaders she regularly received, so we thought we’d have our own little giveaway today. Here are the four titles:

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  1. Our Museum140 HQ are now set in Berlin, as is the first of our books. Chocolate Cake with Hitler is a fictionalised account of the life of Helga Goebbels, the eldest daughter of the Nazi Party’s Head of Propaganda. The last days of Hitler is a story that has been often told, but Emma Craigie’s debut novel gives a fresh and yet poignant insight through the eyes of Helga who, together with her family, shared those last days in the bunker at the heart of Berlin.
  2. Romance novels aren’t really our thing, but we enjoyed the museum scenes in this romantic caper about the world’s greatest art thief that takes you from Paris to San Francisco (ok, we admit, we enjoyed dissecting the museum scenes^^). If you’re looking for a fun beach read with a museum-y twist, then you should give Where Would I Be Without You, by Guillaume Musso, a chance.
  3. For a summer read with a bit more substance, Olivia Glazenbrook’s drama The Trouble With Alice really gets to you. Beautifully written, this story centres around the lives of Kit and Alice, and their dog Bones, and literally starts with a bang when they are involved in a car accident whilst on holiday and changes everything. It’s an unconventional love story, but also a story of compassion and reconciliation.
  4. Finally, we thought we’d throw in a copy of one of #MuseumBaby’s favourite books. Who doesn’t love Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar? It’s so popular that most people may have a copy of it already, but if you’re in need of a spare or want to surprise someone who hasn’t yet been introduced to the caterpillar and it’s enormous appetite, then it’s here for the taking. BTW, did you know there’s an Eric Carle Museum in Massachusetts, USA?

To take part in our giveaway, just leave us a comment below or send us a tweet @museum140 telling us which of the four books above you’d most like to receive, by midnight on 23 April UK time. We’ll then pick a name at random for each of the books and send them out to the lucky winners (we’ll post them anywhere world wide). Good luck and happy reading!

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