Alexander McCall Smith Fan Club Fall Sweepstakes

About The Charming Quirks of Others (New in Hardcover):
Isabel has been asked for her help in a rather tricky situation: investigating a skeleton in the closet of one of the candidates for headmaster at a local boys school. What she discovers is surprising, but what she learns about herself and about Jamie, the father of her young son, turns out to be equally revealing.

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About The Lost Art of Gratitude (Now in Paperback):
Isabel is reunited with an old adversary, Minty Auchterlonie, who confides in Isabel about some sticky financial matters. But deciding how to handle Minty isn’t Isabel’s only dilemma she must also deal with a few lingering issues in her personal life, all in her inimitable, charming way.

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Official Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations

Sponsored by Vintage/Anchor Books
A division of Random House, Inc. (“Random House”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter for a chance to win, you must be subscribed to the Alexander McCall Smith eNewsletter. The sweepstakes begins October 4, 2010, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on October 31, 2010.

Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are at least 18 years of age on October 4, 2010, excluding all residents of Quebec, and all Random House and employees and affiliates. Entries received from persons residing in geographic areas in which entry is not permitted will be disqualified. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Fifty (50) first prize winners will each receive a magnetic notepad dedicated to all of McCall Smith’s enchanting books and five (5) grand prize winners will receive a magnetic notepad plus one copy each of The Charming Quirks of Others (hardcover) and The Lost Art of Gratitude (paperback). ALL WINNERS will be randomly selected.

All winners will be notified on or around October 31, 2010. The winners will be notified by email, mail or telephone and may be required to sign and return affidavit(s) of eligibility and release of liability within 10 days of notification. A noncompliance within that time period or the return of any notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. One prize per household. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility. RANDOM HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IF PRIZES, AS STATED ABOVE, BECOME UNAVAILABLE.

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For the names of the winners, available after October 31, 2010, please send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: Alexander McCall Smith Fan Club Fall Sweepstakes, 1745 Broadway, Mail Drop 20-2, New York, NY 10019.

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