Win A Copy of My Heroes by Ranulph Fiennes with the Book People!

The Book People, one of the UK’s leading online retailers of bestselling books, has launched a competition to give away two copies of Ranulph Fiennes’ extraordinary book My Heroes, worth £20!*

With so much to juggle around the Christmas period, the Book People decided to launch its competition now, with a view to handing out two copies of this incredible biography book in the New Year, and banishing those January blues. Anyone can enter, simply by emailing their name, address and telephone number to: hello@thebookpeople.co.uk

My Heroes by Ranulph Fiennes is a breathtaking book that will transport you to the lives of people you may otherwise never come across. The people profiled in this book are those who have inspired Fiennes – widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest living explorers – and who have earned his lasting respect thanks to their unwavering courage in the face of extraordinary adversity.

From freedom fighters and policemen, to impoverished families and fellow explorers, the plights of the people featured in this book are likely to quickly become your heroes as well as Fiennes’.

For your chance to win a copy, email your details to hello@thebookpeople.co.uk before midnight on 31 December 2011. The lucky two winners will be notified by 16 January 2011 and copies of the book with be posted out within two weeks.

Read the Book Peoples’ blog for inspiration on what other books should be in your collection, how to build a classic library of fiction books, must-read top annuals for 2011/2012 and much more. The blog also gives you the chance to leave comments on your favourite books and to connect with the Book People on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news from the literary world.

* Quoted is RRP, this book is available to buy for £6.99 from the Book People, while stocks last.

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The Book People Look Back On 2011 And Forward To 2012

Award-winning bookseller the Book People looks fondly back on the bestselling books and annuals of 2011 and looks forward to what’s hot for 2012. The Book People know that books make great presents all year round and that they are particularly popular as stocking fillers and Christmas gifts, especially with parents buying children’s books and colleagues buying cheap books for the all-important office Secret Santa.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “It has been a great year for the book, with numerous campaigns being started to get more children reading. Reading is one of life’s essential skills and our invaluable selection of cheap children’s books, fiction books and more is built with the customer in mind, and is priced to be affordable for all.”

The Book People’s ten best-selling annuals of 2011 include:
10. Match Annual 2012
9. The Simpsons Annual 2012
8. Ripley’s Believe it or Not 2012
7. Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2012
6. A Christmas Celebration by Avril Tyrrell
5. North – The Greatest Animal Journey On Earth
4. Moshi Monsters: Official Annual 2012
3. Top Gear: Official Annual 2012
2. Peppa Pig: Official Annual 2012
1. Doctor Who: Official Annual 2012

Such annuals are popular because they are very often family-friendly and can be read in manageable chunks after school, before bed, and as a family alternative to watching television. One review of the Simpson’s Annual 2012, left on 5 December on the Book People website, said: “It’s really good, funny, enjoyable. It’s child friendly and an all-round good book.”

The Book People expects classic fiction books to continue to sell well in 2012, as well as celebrity chefs books, boxed book collections and audio books for those who like to listen on the move. With the latest and most popular books available online at affordable prices, the Book People expects the book market to hold its own against video games and the like.

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