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Win a Hamper of Books on Books LIVE’s Seventh Birthday!

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Alert! It’s World Book Day – and Books LIVE’s birthday! Happy birthday to us! And to William Shakespeare, who would have turned 450 today, if only playwrights lived that long!

(Incidentally, Shakespeare’s exact birth date is unknown, but is surmised to be today. He also died on April 23rd – and today is also nominally the day that Cervantes died, a fact that helped sparked the World Book Day tradition. But because of the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the synchronicity between the two death dates is more seeming than actual. And now you know.)

To celebrate Books LIVE’s seventh – seventh! we’re right behind you Willy! – birthday we’re giving away a fantastic hamper of books, including a copy of Ghana Must Go signed by Taiye Selasi.

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The Books LIVE birthday hamper includes Ghana Must Go, A Girl Walks into a Wedding, by Helena S Paige, Whoever Fears the Sea, by Justin Fox, A Passion for Freedom, by Mamphela Ramphele, The Quiet Violence of Dreams, by K Sello Duiker, October, by Zoë Wicomb, Thoughts in a Makeshift Mortuary, by Jenny Hobbs, A Rumour of Spring by Max du Preez, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulkes and Barracuda, by Christos Tsiolkas.
 

Ghana Must GoA Girl Walks Into a WeddingWhoever Fears the SeaA Passion for FreedomThe Quiet Violence of Dreams

OctoberThoughts in a Makeshift MortuaryA Rumour of SpringJeeves and the Wedding BellsBarracuda

 
To stand a chance of winning the hamper, wish us a happy birthday on:

Take a walk down our digitised memory lane with the links below, back to when Ben Williams launched the site as BOOK SA seven years ago (it’s worth it just to see Ben’s amazing 2006 fringe).

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Image courtesy Cake Central

 

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    April 23rd, 2014 @09:28 #
     
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    Happy birthday to us :) 6 going on 7: going to school this year!

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  • linnic15
    linnic15
    April 23rd, 2014 @09:50 #
     
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    Happy Birthday!

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  • <a href="http://tiahbeautement.typepad.com/quotidian/" rel="nofollow">tiah</a>
    tiah
    April 23rd, 2014 @10:27 #
     
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    Happy birthday!

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  • <a href="http://thefunimalscribe.worpress.com" rel="nofollow">Zoe_N</a>
    Zoe_N
    April 23rd, 2014 @11:00 #
     
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    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Books Live (and Shakespeare)! Happy Birthday to you! [Glad I'm not singing that, it would have been a mouthful]
    Best Wishes on your birthday :)

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  • Rouxlef
    Rouxlef
    April 23rd, 2014 @11:19 #
     
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    Happy Birtday! May 2014 be filled with wonderful stories to tell!

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  • Adapidandada
    Adapidandada
    April 23rd, 2014 @12:00 #
     
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    Happy 7th birthday and World Book day Books LIVE! Thank you for the words and here's to another 7 :-)

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  • <a href="http://www.tygerburger.co.za" rel="nofollow">LouSteyl</a>
    LouSteyl
    April 23rd, 2014 @12:10 #
     
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    Happy birthday! Here's to many more years of pure reading bliss!

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  • Greenhatgirl
    Greenhatgirl
    April 23rd, 2014 @12:14 #
     
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    Happy happy! Look forward to the next 443 years

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  • Meka-Owethu
    Meka-Owethu
    April 23rd, 2014 @12:29 #
     
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    Happy Birthday! May you have a day filled only with beautiful words.

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  • <a href="http://alexsmith.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    April 23rd, 2014 @12:38 #
     
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    Hip hip hooray, happy birthday Books LIVE. What a spectacular and ground-breaking 7 years. Many happy returns (as my Granny used to say)

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  • kbruwer001
    kbruwer001
    April 23rd, 2014 @13:06 #
     
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    HaPpy hApPy! May there be many many more!

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    April 23rd, 2014 @13:11 #
     
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    Happy happy birthday -- and thank you for making so many folk happy for seven long full years!

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  • DineoDee
    DineoDee
    April 23rd, 2014 @15:43 #
     
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    Happy birthday Books Live!! Have a fantastic one :)

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  • ruthn
    ruthn
    April 23rd, 2014 @18:14 #
     
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    Happy birthday

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    April 24th, 2014 @05:58 #
     
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    So glad to have BOOK SA/Books LIVE in my life. #lovemyjob!

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  • <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bokamoso-Book-Club/225154407541497" rel="nofollow">Bookamoso_BC</a>
    Bookamoso_BC
    April 24th, 2014 @08:42 #
     
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    A happy birthday to the awesome Bookslive! And Shakespeare!! Thank you for the continuous information about our favourite world - BOOKS - many more years to you! Here's to many more link shares for Bookamoso BC. Thank you!!!

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    April 24th, 2014 @08:45 #
     
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    Happy Birthday dear Bookslive team, from me and Modjaji Books and from all the authors we've published and Y'all have helped to give a place in the sun to. You rock. From one of the oldies (as in early adopters) rather than the other meaning, although that is probably appropriate too :)

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    April 24th, 2014 @08:50 #
     
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    Oh and yes, Love the 2006 fringe, Ben!

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    April 24th, 2014 @09:20 #
     
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    You had to point that out, hey :D

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  • sairbuc
    sairbuc
    April 25th, 2014 @01:54 #
     
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    Happy Birthday to one of my favourite sites!

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