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Win A Bonne Mamam Big Read Experience


Every year The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival hosts its own book group, the Big Read to get people from all over the country engaged with a really great book. Sponsored by Bonne Maman Biscuits and Cakes, this year’s Big Read title is Joseph Heller’s seminal war satire Catch-22, published by Vintage.

The Bonne Maman Big Read encourages the rewarding pleasure of taking time out with a reviving drink, something perfect to nibble and a good book – the luxury of a quiet moment in a busy day. For more details about how to take part in the Bonne Maman Big Read visit Catch-22

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him. Joseph Heller’s bestselling novel is a hilarious and tragic satire on military madness and the tale of one man’s efforts to survive it. Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on the novel’s strength is undiminished, and reading Joseph Heller’s classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage.

Win one of five prizes fromBonne Maman, including a book bag and a selection of the brand’s delicious traditional recipe biscuits and cakes, a 50th Anniversary Edition of Catch-22, and a pair of tickets to the BonneMaman Big Read panel event with Andy McNab, author Mohammed Hanif and academic Sarah Churchill on Saturday 8 October, by answering the following question:

Q: Catch-22 celebrates which anniversary this year?

Answers should be emailed to The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email.

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival runs from 7-16 October and boasts more than 500 events from over 600 diverse speakers. To browse events visit

Win A BonneMaman Big Read Experience

Closing date: 31st October 2011. Entries received after the closing date will not be counted.

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