Saturday, 17 March 2012

Three gifts one lucky person; a brand new book, a vintage book and a postcard!

Oh! Poor Amelia Jane!  The Heritage Card Company sent me a copy of this new edition of a popular Edwardian children’s story written and illustrated by Kathleen Ainslie. It tells the story of the accident-prone Amelia Jane in ‘hand-written’ text, and bright colourful illustrations.

A Sunday trip by E. J. Romanes with four black and white illustrations by ‘H.R’ published by S. W. Partridge, London, undated but a gift inscription ‘to Hilda, from Ralph Xmas 1914’. The postcard that follows was found in the above book so I’ve included it in the giveaway.

Mere et enfants (Mother and children) by Auguste Renoir. Frick Collection, New York. Editions Hazan, Paris. Unused but it does have two small pin holes in the top edge.

Now for the fine print:
· giveaway runs from friday 16th March to Thursday 29th March 2012.
· one winner will be randomly selected.
· the winner will be announced on Thursday 29th March 2012.
· open to readers worldwide.
· to enter, please leave a comment and follow this blog.

Good luck!

Giveaway now closed, thank you for entering. 


  1. Please enter me in the drawing. I am sending you an email with my gmail address. First time I've ever been this quick to enter into anything..woo hoo!

  2. barbaraannefisher17 March 2012 at 12:04

    Hello Beth, Congratulations on being the first to enter. Your name is in the draw. Good luck, Barbara.

  3. This is a fantastic giveaway. The pictures are just so beautiful.
    Love to win them.

  4. barbaraannefisher17 March 2012 at 15:32

    Hello Marjorie, thank you for leaving a comment. Don't forget to send me your email address so that I can contact you. Barbara.

  5. Hi! I follow your blog via GFC. This is a great giveaway! I cross my fingers! Thank you and best regards from Barcelona, Spain, Marta martaplayita at gmail dot com

  6. barbaraannefisher17 March 2012 at 20:02

    Hello Marta, thanks for entering. Good luck. Barbara

  7. Hi Barbara! Yes of course I would like to entered in this give-away - email address is Wish me luck!

  8. barbaraannefisher17 March 2012 at 22:39

    Hi Megan thanks for entering. I wish you lots and lots of luck. Barbara

  9. Lovely giveaway! All my favourite things - books, vintage, and my children and I collect postcards! Love to win! summersleila(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. These pictures are just too precious! I love the last pic. I enjoy children's books that talk about trips. What a wonderful opportunity for someone.

  11. I'd love to enter, Barbara - fantastic giveaway! Thanks for running it :D.
    My email address is:

  12. I would love to win these wonderful goodies. They all sound so fascinating! What treasures! I follow your blog as Jess/Fairday and my email is haightjess at gmail dot com. Thanks so much for the chance to win! How exciting!

  13. How adorable. I would love to win the books and post card. My email address is

  14. What a lovely giveaway Barbara. I won't enter myself this time (life is still a bit chaotic after our move!) but this is such a fabulous goody bag for one lucky person!

  15. barbaraannefisher18 March 2012 at 20:49

    Darlene, Jess, Sophie and Leila,
    thank you all very much for calling in and entering the giveaway – your names are in the draw. I wish each of you the very best of luck. Barbara.

  16. barbaraannefisher18 March 2012 at 20:55

    Dear Sharon, I really appreciate you taking the time to call in. I hope you will be very happy in your new home. I’m sure I will be holding other giveaways later in the year, and you will always be welcome to enter.

  17. barbaraannefisher18 March 2012 at 20:55

    Dear Donna - it could be you! Would you like me to include your name in the draw? Barbara

  18. Patricia Blomeley-Maddigan19 March 2012 at 07:52

    Wonderful Giveaway, Barbara!
    Yes, please enter my name into the draw.
    I follow your blog and check in frequently.
    The vintage books are lovely to see - even when 'just' a picture!
    My email is: madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca
    Thank you for hosting this Giveaway!


  19. barbaraannefisher19 March 2012 at 09:45

    Hello Patricia,
    Your name is in the draw.
    Thank you for entering the giveaway!
    Thank you also for following and commenting on my blog, I truly appreciate it.
    Best of luck, Barbara

  20. Pocketfulofbooks19 March 2012 at 19:42


    My email:

    Fingers and toes crossed! x

  21. barbaraannefisher19 March 2012 at 21:07

    Hello, thanks for following and entering my giveaway.
    Good luck, Barbara

  22. Oh they are darling books! Oh! Poor Amelia Jane! My mother use to read me that almost every night; it looks just the same, only mine burned in a terrible fire at my aunts house one summer. How amazing is it that you are giving it away, I've been looking for it for years.


  23. barbaraannefisher20 March 2012 at 06:58

    Hello there, thanks for entering the giveaway. I can think of nothing worse than a fire in someone's home, how awful. I do hope your aunt wasn't injured. Your name is now in the draw. Good luck.

  24. Love it when you state it's WORLDWIDE! The postcard (oh, my, what a pretty piece of painting) and the books look fantastic. Barbara, I'm following your blog everywhere and keeping my fingers crossed on this giveaway.


  25. barbaraannefisher21 March 2012 at 07:38

    Hello Claudine, I was hoping you would call in and see the giveaway – I love it when ‘worldwide’ blog friends enter. The artwork on the postcard is lovely, and the nicest thing is the card will be staying with the book it was found in. Your name is now in the hat; I really hope you will be lucky.

  26. definitely would love to be entered ! '')
    have sent email... TY!!

    what a lovely find in the book! added treat to treasure ...

  27. barbaraannefisher21 March 2012 at 18:56

    Thanks for entering; you are now in the draw. You have such a pretty blog! I’ve just visited and followed. Barbara

  28. what a special giveaway.please enter my share at twitter rhondareads.

  29. barbaraannefisher24 March 2012 at 21:25

    Thanks for entering and sharing on Twitter. Barbara

  30. I came here while trying to find a book that I had when I was a kid. I have not found it as cannot remember the title. It was a book full of illustrated stories by various authors. Your blog is wonderful and what a special book you are giving away. Best of luck to everyone. I sure would love to win it too.

  31. barbaraannefisher25 March 2012 at 09:54

    Hello Shashi, thanks for calling in. You are very welcome to enter the giveaway just click on the ‘join this site with Google Friends connect’ button on the right-hand side and leave another comment with a contact email. That’s it all done. I will only contact you via email if you win the giveaway, I’m not asking for emails for any other reason.
    Regarding your ‘missing’ book you need to try to write down as many details as possible, things like, cloth or paper covering to the boards, picture on the front board, dust jacket, size, any of the stories, was it new when you had it or could it be much older. Try to remember every small detail because things like that really help when trying to find a book. There are lots of book search agents online, or you could send the details to me, and I will try to find it for you. Barbara

  32. Thank you for your reply Barbara. I will write to you with whatever details I can remember of the book.

  33. barbaraannefisher25 March 2012 at 12:00

    Thanks Shashi, I will look out for your message. You are entered in the draw, good luck. Barbara


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