Monday, 9 December 2013

Win! A map print from We Are Dorothy


On the sixth day of Christmas, Domestic Sluttery gave to me, a gorgeous clever map from We Are Dorothy!


Have you discovered the world according to We Are Dorothy? We've been pretty smitten with their maps for a while now and their latest maps are set to become firm favourites - especially this book map. Look, there's Mansfield Park. And The Bell Jar has become a pub!


Yes, in Dorothy's world Brighton Rock is in Wide Sargasso Sea. Don't ruin it. They've also created a brilliant new TV map and a bike map. If you win, you can choose whichever open edition you want - including their famed film and music maps. Actually, we'd like them all, please. We'll never have to talk to house guests again, they'll be too busy looking at the maps.


You can enter all sorts of ways with this comp, because these maps are one of our favourite things.
  • Leave a comment below telling us what you're planning on reading this Christmas. Have you saved The Booker Prize winner for the festive period? Are you planning on buying Take a Break for the Christmas train home? Or have you loaded your Kindle up with classics? Check out what we've been reading recently if you need a little bit of inspiration.
  • Pin one of these gorgeous images on Pinterest (make sure you follow us too)! These maps are too pretty to hide. Be sure that your pin goes back to this post so we can track it.
  • Like Domestic Sluttery on Facebook and then like or comment on our Facebook entry, which will go live shortly. Give us chance to make a cuppa.
  • Tweet the following: Yes please @domesticsluts. I'd love to win a brilliant map print from We Are Dorothy! http://tinyurl.com/p7pwghq
  • Sign up to our newsletter. Whether you win or not, you get a £60 wine voucher when you sign up to our weekly newsletter!
You can do as many or as few of these options as you like, but there's absolutely no need to tell us where you've entered. The internet is clever, we can see where you've entered. The email notifications will drive us crazy.

You've got until midnight tonight to enter the competition. Good luck everyone!

PS - wondering who won the brilliant cocktails? That was Last Year's Girl! She's not much of a Christmas drinker but 'may be persuaded to make a cheeky mulled wine'. Quite right too. Just email us to claim your prize, LYG!

Oh goody! Small print (read it). The competition will close at midnight (UK time) 9 December 2013. You must be UK based to enter, sorry you lovely overseas readers. If you're anon, your comment entry won't count and if you enter with lots of comments or a barrage of Facebook comments and tweets, we'll discount all of your entries and tell you off. The winning entry will be chosen at random and you must claim your prize within 48 hours otherwise we'll pass it on to someone else. You can choose your own map from the Open Editions and your print will arrive unframed in a protective tube. We're not allowed to enter our own competitions but Siany has been saving The Goldfinch for Christmas, to read when her Dad makes her watch awful Christmas telly. Last year's documentary on how shopping trolleys are made was particularly fascinating.

41 comments:

  1. My Christmas reading starts before the day itself - I always, always read The Dark Is Rising and A Christmas Carol in the run-up to Christmas to help me get into the mood for the festive season; sitting curled up with one of those, a big cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie when it's dark outside and the Christmas tree lights are on is one of my favourite things as both of them create such a brilliant wintry atmosphere. This year I'm also reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Long Winter for the first time - about a third of the way through so far and enjoying it.

    In terms of other Christmas reading, I have absolutely no idea! So I'll probably end up downloading something a few days before when I'm panicking I've got nothing left to read. If it comes to that I'm currently leaning towards Gone Girl or The Handmaid's Tale, or maybe something quite trashy like a Philippa Gregory novel.

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  2. I've saved the Game of Thrones books for my festive reading material. Snuggled up with mulled wine, blankets and a roaring fire I should be able to make sense of it.

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  3. I've saved the Game of Thrones books for my festive reading material. Snuggled up with mulled wine, blankets and a roaring fire I should be able to make sense of it.

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  4. I think I'm going to get stuck into a classic - maybe David Copperfield or Middlemarch!

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  5. Good question - I have been saving The Devil in the White City for a bit of light, cheery Christmas reading (it's about the serial killer who operated at the Chicago World Fair)... but I keep sneakily reading pages as I can't wait till my holidays!

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  6. I'm just finishing Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and then I'm going to start on Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson. This will probably take me all of Christmas because I'm the slowest reader in the world. The reason I'm reading these hard books though is because I made a list off of an article in the Guardian about books you should read in your life. It's going well so far :) I'm all of the cultured now haha.

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  7. I'm going to stick my nose into Bring Up The Bodies at last and not come out except for occasional snack and drink breaks. Children, you have been warned.

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  8. I've been saving The Goldfinch, by Donna Tart. I was so excited when it came out that I ordered a physical copy, but I couldn't quite face slogging it on the tube everyday. Very much looking forward to tucking into it with a cup of tea and a mince pie next week- my sneaky extra week off to finish the Christmas shopping and bake lots of treats :)

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  9. I have Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness to read for my book club and A Tale for the Time Being for myself. So looking forward to some reading time.

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  10. I'm planning on reading the second two Tom Cox books (Talk to the Tail and The Good, the Bad and the Furry over Christmas)

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  11. I've got Giles Coren's How to Eat Out on my eReader. I loved the TV series he did with Sue Perkins when they ate from different eras. I think he's very witty and I'm looking forward to his take on eating out.

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  12. I'm re-reading the Dragon Prince/Dragon Star trilogies (or sextology, depending on how you see it) by Melanie Rawn as they are my favourite books of ALL TIME and I read them once or twice every year xx

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  13. I have A Serpantine Affair and One Step Too Far which I got for my birthday after your recommendations. I also have A Night Before Christmas ready and waiting for Christmas Eve - it reminds me of being little.

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  14. Toast by Nigel Slater is the next one on my list.

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  15. Christmas reading - where to start?! I think Kate Mosse's The Mistletoe Bride, then maybe Daphne Du Maurier's House on the Strand - spookiness always goes down well in winter!

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  16. I've a pile of books as high as an elephants eye that I've not got round to reading this year so I'll be looking for inspiration there! I have some oldies to revisit like The Dark is Rising. Some new ones like Wool and whatever I get for Christmas. Hopefully I'll get enough time to read one of them!

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  17. I've Clive James' translation of The Divine Comedy to look forward to.

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  18. I'll be reading whatever books are under the tree - I usually get a few. I'm starting The Secret History next so I'll be finishing that too.

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  19. I've got a whole pile of new books on my Kindle just waiting for me - I haven't read a page since starting my super-busy and super-awesome new job in October!

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  20. Love this as a Christmas gift, how original! I've saved up all my 'must read' books for relaxing with over the Christmas break, can't wait to get stuck into 'The Luminaries' in particular.

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  21. This map is so gorgeous! If I won this I would be torn between keeping it for myself or giving it to my lovely mum as I know she would absolutely love it - she's such a bookworm! My mum and I try and read the same books so we can have an 'over the phone book club' chat! We're just about to read The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Oooh I hope I win!

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  22. Well Colin Wilson just died so I want to re-read one of his books. A criminal history of mankind should put me in the mood for Christmas :)

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  23. I am saving India Knight's book 'Comfort and Joy' to read at Christmas as it is suitably festive and I haven't read any of her books before so I am really looking forward to it.

    Merry Christmas Sluts!

    Katherine x

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  24. I am going to be reading as many Georgette Heyer novels as I can lay my hands on, and that will actually be a LOT as I have inherited a huge box of of them from my Grandma!

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  25. l am currently re-reading all the Poirot and Miss Marple books.

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  26. I will be reading "death comes to pemberly" my PD James but I have to finish before it's on TV on Boxing day! Nothing like a relaxing read, eh!

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  27. I'm intending to read Bring Up the Bodies, but I suspect that if I have my usual brain shutdown over the holidays it'll be a re-read of the Harry Potter books!

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  28. I'll be picking upon short stories in between mulled wine and roasting my nuts : mavis gallant is lined up at the top of the list and a compilation of short stories from the new yorker. Just finished the second book in the 'you are not so smart' series by david mcraney as well which are well worth a read if you can grab a copy.

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  29. I plan to read Scotland Street and I pinned!

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  30. Each and every Christmas it has to be Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm. Then I sometimes just move on to Cold Comfort Farm. This year there will also be some Truman Capote Christmas stories which my husband gave me for Christmas last year - thank you, kind sir. We are also adding in The Night Before Christmas for our 6 year old daughter - a girl after her mother's heart with her love of books and reading. And finally, Stick Man. Although, to be honest, that goes down well any time of the year.

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  31. I like to treat myself to a couple of rereads of dear favourites at Christmas, it feels like a time for old friends. So this year I have planned Norwegian Wood and By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept. And I also plan to see what all the fuss over Stoner is about. Bring it on!

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  32. Hello!

    I know this is not open to peeps oversea (regrettably), but I thought I would let you know what I am planning on reading over Christmas: The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing is the ultimate book about growing up.

    Currently I am reading, Sputnik Sweetheart by The.Great Haruki Murakami =) Everyone should read at least ONE of his novels in their life time (Norwegian Wood has a cult following in Japan!).

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  33. Seeing as Christmas is a time for magic, I'm going to dip back into the Harry Potter novels - I went to the studio tour this year and want to remind myself of all the wonderful props and costumes as they were depicted in the books :) And I figured the holidays are for time-off from reading serious books for work!

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  34. This Christmas I have a kids book festival planned - I have started re-reading Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci books and it's set me on rather a binge so I'm going to read Half Magic which my friend has recommended and probably a whole lot more Dians Wynne Jones. I love her. Also Narnia, obvs.

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  35. Every Christmas Eve I read Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve by Mariana:
    http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/miss-flora-mcflimsey's-christmas-eve/

    My Mum's version was published the year she was born, 1957, and has fallen apart again, despite years of cello-tape trying to hold it together. A couple of years ago she bought me my own copy, and I'd love to read it to my niece when she's a little older.

    Other than that, and Wondrous Christmas Stories, I think I'll be reading new birthday books, as my birthday's just before Christmas.

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  36. Every Christmas Eve I read Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve by Mariana:
    http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/miss-flora-mcflimsey's-christmas-eve/

    My Mum's version was published the year she was born, 1957, and has fallen apart again, despite years of cello-tape trying to hold it together. A couple of years ago she bought me my own copy, and I'd love to read it to my niece when she's a little older.

    Other than that, and Wondrous Christmas Stories, I think I'll be reading new birthday books, as my birthday's just before Christmas.

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  37. I am currently reading Alex Wood vs the universe. I think for Christmas I will read Where Did you go to Bernadette, possibly Morrisseys autobiography and some Nigella for festive feasting inspiration. Although now I am going to have to look what books your recomending

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  38. I'm hoping my mum will give me a good book for Christmas, as she's usually pretty good at that. But just in case I bought Steph Penney's The Invisible Ones at the weekend, and for some reason I have made my own little tradition of re-reading Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond series at this time of year (Francis Crawford - you just would, plus the writing and the history is brilliant).
    Will be getting some inspiration from the other entries though, I read fast so need more than one book!

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  39. I'll be reading The Dark is Rising, and probably the rest of the series over Christmas/New Year. I love that it's the sort of book that's still great reading, even when you're all (allegedly) grown-up.

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  40. I've almost finished Clash of Kings, so hopefully by Christmas I'll be on to the third Song of Ice and Fire book!

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  41. Great maps to explore and think, 'I know that one!' - I love the film map as well. I'll be reading Susan Cooper's 'The Dark is Rising' - a bit of a yuletide tradition for me - and don't pay any attention to the travesty that was the film version. Interesting to see it's on a few other seasonal lists too.
    Closely followed by the plays 'Hitchcock Blonde' and 'The Plough and the Stars' because I'm wardrobing them at the local am-dram in the New Year.

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