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Saturdays Are Gold by Pierre Van Rooyen
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I really loved reading this. Van Rooyen conveys such a vivid picture of two children growing up in South Africa, and effortlessly weaves in all the sights, colours and sounds of the time. Humour, emotion, adventure, sensitivity, curiosity, and a delicious undercurrent of sinister apprehension keep the reader avidly turning the pages. This novel is like nothing I have read before and I would heartily recommend it.
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Michele Brenton Could I ask you to kindly get behind Saturdays Are Gold by Johannesburg born & bred author Pierre Van Rooyen and nominate it for the Guardians Not The Man Booker prize? The actual prize is no big deal just a ceramic mug - but the potential publicity could be amazing. I genuinely think Pierre has a good chance here . Closing date for nominations is 9th August 2011 - http://www.guardian.co.uk/book​s/2011...

Basically you first have to nominate the book in the comments section under the article on the link I started this thread with.

Then you need to write a reader review on the guardian review section. It only needs to be 150 words long. You need to register with the guardian/books section to make comments and put a review up.
Terms & conditions are here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/​books/2011...
Frequently asked questions are here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/​books/2011...

On the 9th August they will count up the number of nominations and the top 6 will go through to the next stage.

There is a standard Kindle edition version out now - for 99c/75p - so if you could read it & review it before the 9th that would be marvellous :)

Saturdays Are Gold


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Cas Peace Have done, Michele!


Michele Brenton Thanks Cas :) Much appreciated.


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