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Contest: Breaking Dawn Fans

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THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED- Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner - Kalpana

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED- There were lots of you, and remember to check back regularly

I promised you a contest to start out the New Year, and boy have I got a doozy for you. This comes courtesy of our friends at InteractPR.

One lucky CPL fan wins the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 grand prize. It includes:
- a Breaking Dawn overnight bag
- a Breaking Dawn passport cover
- a Breaking Dawn soundtrack
- a copy of Breaking Dawn
- a copy of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

We're also going to hook up FOUR of the grand prize winner's friends with an official Breaking Dawn tote bag, which includes:
- a Breaking Dawn T-shirt
- a Breaking Dawn Mini Poster
- a set of Breaking Dawn Trading cards
- a tin of Breaking Dawn Mints

Now this is dead simple to enter- all you have to do is send us an email with your NAME and PHONE NUMBER to (Only your first name will be published if you win) On Friday January 6th I will draw the winner from all the entries I recieve. The prize package can be fedexed to you- anywhere in Canada.


George Gently

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I almost called this post "Swinging Durham" because this newer mystery series from the UK is set in 1960s Northern England. That would have been too grim altogether since the death sentence by hanging was still in practice at the time. It realistically takes on still serious topics such as racism in the context of the time and place. We haven't spotted any anachronisms yet.

I was a skeptical before starting on this series because we've seen a lot of these co-detective shows coming from Britain (Morse, Midsomer Murders) but don't be put off. Gently and Bacchus' relationship is fresh and new enough with a little humour, and a bit of debate. Martin Shaw is perfect as the principled Chief Inspector George Gently. His young "mop topped" assistant is John Bacchus struggling with ambition and his marriage breakdown.

We have George Gently both in dvd and blu-ray. Season One is available from the library in individual episodes while two and three come as full seasons. Season four was broadcast in 2011 so look for more episodes in future.

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