Sunday, 17 January 2010

The Winners!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the lookalike contest. I think that when more people have read the book then I'll have some more, to get an idea of what other characters looks like.
Anyway..the winners! They're both pictures of teenagers, and they've been sent in by a proud mum and a proud daughter.
The runner up is Candy Gourlay's cover mock-up modelled by her son. Both hilarious and brilliant - worthy of a signed copy.
And the winner is Lorelei King's picture of her dad, John King, taken when he was 16. Lorelei says, "The whole uncropped picture has him sitting there with an open book and a pipe ... and he was just 16! Too adorable. I think he must've been in university then. He was quite brilliant and went to uni very young.
He's been dead for 25 years, I'm sorry to say... He would be about 78 or 79 now had he lived.
He was brilliant, funny, maddening, difficult, charming - and a devil with the women!"
You have to imagine John in a hoodie, because his hair's not right, but the eyes, mouth and eyebrows have it. And I love the idea that his picture wins a contest more than sixty years after it was taken.
So Candy and Lorelei, send your addresses to and your prizes will be with you as soon as I can lay my hands on some more copies.


  1. Wow! So thrilled that my father won. I believe this is his first appearance on the internet - he would've loved it! Thank you so much. Can't wait to read the book...

  2. Wow! These pictures are really good!

    Congratz to the winners

    And great contest Keren!

  3. These are brilliant! And I just knew Candy's had to be in there - such a lovely shot, such a photogenic, good looking boy!

  4. oh but i had one more entry! i got too busy. thanks so much ... can't wait to read it!

  5. You can still send it...I can post it as a follow up.

  6. Candy's interpretation is a real good one!

  7. Congrats to the winners :)

    Kate xx