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WIN 1 of 16 copies of The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

From the bestselling author of The Jade Lily comes a thrilling modern-day treasure hunt brimming with family secrets.

Inspired by a true story, The Lost Jewels unfolds an incredible mystery of thievery, sacrifice and hope through the generations of one family.

In the summer of 1912, a workman’s pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, London, uncovering a cache of unimaginably valuable treasure that quickly disappears again.

Present day. When respected jewellery historian, Kate Kirby, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she’s on the brink of the experience of a lifetime.

As Kate peels back layers of concealment and deception, she is forced to explore long-buried secrets concerning Essie, her great-grandmother, and her life in Edwardian London. Soon, Kate’s past and present threaten to collide and the truths about her family lie waiting to be revealed.

 

Praise for The Jade Lily:

‘Kirsty Manning weaves together little-known threads of World War II history, family secrets, the past and present into a page-turning, beautiful novel.’ Heather Morris, author of the bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz

 

About Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and has been voted “Publisher of the Year” thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000.

We publish around 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults. Our imprints include Allen & Unwin, Albert Street Books, Crows Nest, House of Books, Inspired Living (MBS), Murdoch Books and Pier 9.

 

Please note this competition is open from 1st April 2020 until 30th April 2020 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. S. Perlitz - NSW
  2. E. Price - QLD
  3. J. Williams - VIC
  4. W. Mawhood - TAS
  5. R. Thomson - WA
  6. V. Liappas - SA
  7. J. Moore - TAS
  8. A. Phillips - QLD
  9. J. Burrows - QLD
  10. Y. Markowski - NSW
  11. J. Stevens - SA
  12. M. Huttig - VIC
  13. J. Giles - NSW
  14. T. Lamb - NT
  15. K. James - QLD
  16. M. Pennisi - NSW
  • Um, my photos and diaries. Lots of precious memories.


  • My Wedding Ring , Last Piece of jewellery my Hubby gifted me – Should off stayed Single ????????


  • My family as they love and help me even in bad times.


  • My kids, they may not think so but they make my world go round.


  • Currently my most treasured possession is the small locket of baby hair from my lil bubba. it’s to remind me of him and how much he will be with me in the future.


  • I know I should say something sentimental but quite honestly my hair straightener is my most treasured possession…anyone with a thick, unruly mane of hair will understand the bond I have with it…it’s a transformation tool ????


  • A thimble my Gran gave me when she was teaching me to cross stitch – I love it to this day and so vividly remember the fun we had crafting together.


  • I did have a beautiful ring that belonged to my mother however it was stolen in a house robbery but I still remember the ring and when I think about it I remember her wearing it and it triggers memories of my childhood.


  • My family and home are my most treasured possession – these are what makes me feel rich and complete.


  • My little teddy bear that I have had since birth, it is now 42years old and when ever I am feeling blue, or need a reminder that I can get through things, I go give him a squeeze and tell him my fears and put him back on the shelf where he watches over me from.


  • My kids ???? we have a bond no one can break


  • My most treasured possession is my family, they mean everything to me


  • A photo of my friends grave stone. He supported me though alot and having moved country 6 years ago I have not been able to go back. I wouldn’t been where I am today if it wasn’t for him


  • My treasured possession are my 2 children because I love them with everything I got and they are my little miracles


  • I have a pair of button up baby slippers and a hand made smocked baby’s dress with matching coat and matching underslip, all in viyella. They were made by my great grandmother for her first little boy, my grandfather, in the early 1940s. That’s almost 80 years ago and they are as new!


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