Sunday, January 21, 2007

BAFAB 2007: The Winners

Well, after long consideration the decision has been made...

Firstly, I'd like to say that I found Blog Queen's art business venture and Professor's Fantasy's foray into publishing both hugely commendable and I look forward to following how they are going and supporting you both as much as I can;

that I am sure that Sadie J will keep her vow and I would love to hear how that goes too. The best of luck, and I am sure you will end up loving every moment;

that even though Dreamweaver indicates that her hope for reviews are just dreams at the moment - I hope they will eventually come true;

and that 'Anon I' will have equal success in her search for a partner too.

I would also like to say that I found both Anonny Nonny and Intisar's lists wonderfully inspiring and entertaining, so thank you so much for those.

It was a very difficult decision and in the end found I could not narrrow it down to just one winner but three and these are:

(i) Bad Girl for her imagination and verve - she receives a copy a copy of '98 Reasons For Being'.

(ii) Scott for his persistence and for making me laugh - he receives either a copy of my Wegener book (or if he has read that a copy of 'Karluk' by William Laird McKinlay - the story of another Arctic Adventure).

and (iii) Anonymous II who is returning to university in order to study for a PhD. This sounds to me to be an excellent and worthwhile activity and I'd like to wish you all my best. He or she willl receive 'Body Parts' by Hermione Lee - 'a series of brilliant essays...about every aspect of reading and writing, a life.' I hope that she/he will find it inspiring read.

So CONGRATULATIONS Bad Girl, Scott and Anon II - if you would email me (clareATclaredudmanDOTcom) with your addresses I shall send the books to you ASAP.

Thank you all very much for taking part and thank you to Susan, Filberta and Andrew for helping me with my choice.


Anonymous Filberta said...

Wisdom of Clare . . . but shouldn't everybody have a copy of Clare's books?

I wonder if that could be arranged.

Hey, you--yeah, you, reading this. Go buy one, will you?

the littlest nut

Sun Jan 21, 06:54:00 pm  
Anonymous crimeficreader said...

Hello Dancing Queen! (Do you ever strut to Abba, Clare?)
And congratulations to your winners!
But, more than that, all my best wishes to all who have a goal in the coming year and may you achieve it!
It was an inspiring competition and the prize(s) something to enjoy! I think they will inspire more too!

I intend to join in on the next BAFAB. I missed this one, but for the next round I too will have a book or books to pass on. And what a great way of doing it!

Mon Jan 22, 12:13:00 am  
Anonymous Scott said...

Thank you very much, Clare, though quite why my plans should have made you laugh I find curious.

Mon Jan 22, 01:39:00 am  
Blogger Susan said...

I wasn't laughing, Scott! I'm busy knitting you some nice woollen undies!

Mon Jan 22, 01:58:00 am  
Blogger Jan said...

Lucky Scott! If it's who I think he is, make them thick ones as he's quite a slender chap.

Mon Jan 22, 10:39:00 am  
Anonymous Scott said...

Great to hear it, Susan, and you can confidently expect a telegram from yours truly from the South Pole in the next six months.

Mon Jan 22, 10:49:00 am  
Anonymous Scott said...

I'm not who you think I am, Jan, though you're right about the slender aspect. Bit of a newcomer here- Andrew. Though I do share my friend Scott's confidence in his pigs and sheep assault on the pole.

Mon Jan 22, 05:16:00 pm  
Blogger badgirl said...

I'm the total newcomer as my first comment was entering the contest. Oh, I feel as though I won one of those clearing house sweepstakes however, I don't really know what that would be like. This is so much better! And wow. I copied my comment; it's in my computer, in my head and on the internet. I had better follow through on it all!!! Well, I've got more than eleven months, better get cracking.
By the by, I am an American, a northwesterner even on Puget Sound. I am a singer, I am a house keeper and am going to use my housekeeping skills which are substantial-20+ years worth-knowing 3 lanuages, a Bachelor's degree and plenty of spunk to get me to that penthouse with a view of the skyline as a live-in domestic. You can bet you willa ll hear about it if, indeed I get there. I suppose I'd have to set up my own blog...but, this one is so nice with all of you seemingly in my living room having a chat.
Let me close by saying I am honored to have won and by such a wonderful author to boot.

Fri Jan 26, 04:56:00 am  

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