With the exciting news that spas can reopen in April we couldn’t think of a better way to welcome you all back than with a scintillating read from a rising female star of the literary world and a fabulous competition.
A Burning, from Megha Majumdar is a truly explosive first novel. It’s only fitting that we should feature a writer of Megha’s caliber in the month of International Women’s Day. Megha herself is a woman of the world. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, and now a hugely successful editor and writer living in New York City. Megha is every bit as inspiring as her debut novel and we are delighted to bring you the opportunity to experience her magic plus indulge in some pampering treats.
It’s the debut novel that Time is calling “captivating”, Vogue says is “a highly compelling read” and The New Yorker “immersive…masterly”. With such rave reviews, we can’t wait to settle down, relax and read this scintillating book. What could be better than heading to your favourite spa with a brilliant new read? Or creating a relaxing and sensual, bathing experience, while soaking up the oriental blend and spicy aromas of the Fireside range and being transported to contemporary India?
To celebrate A Burning’s release, we’ve teamed up with Noble Isle, an exquisite fine fragrance Bath & Body brand to offer 5 lucky winners the chance to indulge in a pampering Fireside Duo Gift Set along with a Spabreaks.com gift voucher up for grabs.
Get ready to recharge your skin, relax your body and and awaken your senses with A Burning - a novel for our times and for all time.
A girl walks through the slums of Kolkata holding an armful of books. She returns home smelling of smoke, and checks her most prized possession: a brand-new smartphone, purchased in instalments. On Facebook, there is only one conversation.
On the small, glowing screen, she types a dangerous thing…
‘If the police didn’t help ordinary people like you and me, if the police watched them die, doesn’t that mean that the government is also a terrorist?’
Set in contemporary India, A Burning is the story of three unforgettable characters, all dreaming of a better future, whose lives are changed forever when they become caught up in the devastating aftermath of a terrorist attack.
Taut, propulsive and electrifying, from its opening lines to its astonishing finale, A Burning confronts issues of class, fate, prejudice and corruption with a Dickensian sense of injustice, and asks us to consider what it means to nurture big ambitions in a country hurtling towards political extremism.
MEGHA MAJUMDAR was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City. A Burning is her first book. Follow her on Twitter @MeghaMaj and Instagram @megha.maj
Noble Isle is an exquisite, fine fragrance Bath & Body brand inspired by the natural and cultural riches of the British Isles, featuring extracts sourced from local celebrated producers including Rhubarb from England, Sea Oak from Ireland, Barley from Scotland and Beetroot from Wales.
As part of this competition, we're giving away five Fireside Duo Gift Sets! The perfect, every-day moisturiser for all skin types, their warm and spicy Fireside Body Lotion is smooth like satin, providing a readily absorbed, fine veil of moisture to keep your skin looking its’ best all year round. The blend of black pepper, cinnamon and ginger recharges and comforts the skin and mind.
Fireside kindles the warm, spicy aromas of a country inn with cinnamon and cypress oil, comforting vanilla and vitamin-rich organic beetroot extract.
We have 5 fantastic prizes to win in this month's competition.
The first winner, picked at random, will receive: A £100 Spabreaks.com gift voucher, 1 x signed copy of A Burning and 1 x Noble Isle Fireside Duo Set.
Four lucky runners up will receive: 1 x signed copy of A Burning and 1 x Noble Isle Fireside Duo set.
- The prize draw opens on 08/03/21 and closes at 9am on 19/04/21. All entries after this point may not be included.
- Winners will be drawn at random.
- The prize consists of First prize; 1 x £100 Spabreaks voucher, 1 x Noble Isle Fireside Duo Set, 1 x signed copy of A Burning, 4 runners up will each receive 1 x Noble Isle Fireside Duo Set and 1 x signed copy of A Burning.
- The £100 Spabreaks.com voucher will be valid for twelve months.
- Prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable and there is no cash alternative.
- The Prize Draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over.
- If the Prize(s) is not claimed within 14 days of the Winner(s) being notified, Spabreaks.com reserves the right to award the Prize(s) to an alternative winner(s).