Last year I read and reviewed Helen Garner’s This House of Grief, an extraordinary true crime book about an extraordinary true crime in rural Australia.
It was one of those reads that has stayed with me, not the least because it’s about a truly tragic event — the death of three young boys in a car, which was driven into a dam by their father, the sole survivor of the “accident” — but also because Garner is such a wonderful, forthright and honest guide as she takes us through events leading up to Robert Farquharson’s arrest and the ensuing court case in the Supreme Court of Victoria to answer three counts of murder.
The book has just been published in paperback, here in the UK, and thanks to the generosity of FMcM Associates, the PR firm that promotes Garner’s publisher, Text, in the UK, I’m lucky enough to have three copies to give away to three readers of this blog.
To enter the prize draw, simply leave a comment below naming a narrative non-fiction title that you would recommend. The draw closes at 7pm GMT on Monday 14 March. I’ll then select the winners at random using a random number generator or some such.
The competition is open to entrants worldwide, but please note you can only enter once. Multiple entrants will be disqualified.
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UPDATE — MONDAY 14 MARCH
I used an online random number generator to select three winners. The numbers chosen were 17, 21 and 5. That means the winners are CATHY746BOOKS and ANNA and SARAHC — congratulations to you all! I’ll be in touch soon to find out your mailing addresses. Thanks to everyone who entered — and commiserations if you missed out.