Join Bridport’s biggest reading extravaganza by taking part in the Bridport Open Book Festival’s 2012 Big Read.

This fun initiative aims to get everyone reading and talking about the same book, whether in book group discussions or over a pint in the pub. The choice is Show Me The Sky, a fascinating novel about the power of books to change lives, by former Bridport Prizewinner Nicholas Hogg.

Time is running out for James Dent. On the trail of missing singer Billy K, his team has exhausted every lead. The investigation has cost Dent his marriage, his home and possibly his job. All he has left is his instinct, and a copy of Show Me the Sky – the book Billy was reading when he vanished. Mystery, adventure, historical voyage, coming-of-age, Show Me the Sky is a riveting read which will keep you guessing until the final page.

An assured and gripping debut.”  BBC Radio 3

The further I got into the book, the more impressed I became… I kept thinking, I hope he can hold this – and he did”  Ian MacMillian

Tell us what you thought about the book on the Open Book Festival blog:    Why not come along and meet the author? Nicholas will be in conversation with local writer, Katherine Locke, on Saturday 13th October, 6 pm at Bridport Arts Centre café (free event).

We have 5 free copies of the book to be won!  Simply call the Bridport Prize on 01308 428333 with the answer to this question – who judged the Bridport Prize short story category when Nicholas Hogg won an award in 2009?   The first five callers with the correct answer will be sent a free copy of the book.

Books available to borrow from Bridport Library or to buy from Waterstones and The Bookshop