Item 1 in the Christmas Giveaway is a souvenir leather bookmark. I’ve picked up a few different ones this autumn, because bookmarks are useful things. Please specify which one you’d like if you win, because I have a few to choose from.
The options are:
- Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Leicestershire (green), where Richard III met his sticky end.
- Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (light purple), where films like The Duchess and Pride & Prejudice ’05 were made.
- Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (red OR green, I bought two), because even though the castle as it stands today had nothing to do with Robin Hood or Prince John, it’s still Nottingham Castle!
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (purple), because whether ’tis nobler for the reader to forget where she last read up to or to … whatever.
They’re all made of the same kind of thing, and I’m not sure if the leather is real or not, but it’s likely that it is (smells like it, so it’s at least partially real), so they’re not vegan friendly, so to speak. All of the bookmarks are embossed rather than printed, and are most likely made by the same manufacturer as they all have the same sort of feel to them. Except the Nottingham ones, which are thinner and have a gold print and made by someone completely different. Probably.
It’s not a lot, but you might be able to fool someone into believing you’ve been there, or at least pretend it yourself. Whatever you like.
Giveaway closes at some point during 27 December 2011. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted and with a bit of luck, has responded with some form of contact details so I can send it when the post office opens again on the 28th.
Remember, I need to be able to contact you and get your postal address if you win, so if you’re not on Facebook, Etsy, Twitter or any other way of getting in touch, it will be hard to let you know you’ve won, and so on, so in order to be in with a chance of winning, add some kind of contact details and answer the following qualifying question: What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?
This giveaway is open worldwide.
Good luck! I’ll be back in a few hours with today’s SECOND item!