Micheal Cobley

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SOE Competition Winners!

Posted on February 8th 2010 | 8 Comments so far

Well, wasn’t that fun and indeed revealing? Just to remind you, the question was -

“Bearing in mind the SETTING  of Seeds Of Earth, what is the connection between the book and the poet, John Keats?”

I believe I also dropped clangorous hints as the use of Google by which an answer might be procured. How so? – well, looking over some of the information available, as publicity and other reviews of the book, you might have seen that Seeds Of Earth is mainly set on the planet Darien, so if you put ‘John Keats’ and ‘Darien’ into Google and googlise them, you come up with Keats’ poem “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer” in which may be found the final line, “Silent, upon a peak in Darien.”

Only a few actually got it completely right, while others came close with answers which I can see why would be thought to be correct. Anyhow, my judgement is that the following shall receive a copy of the paperback of SOE:

Andrej El, Germany; Esther Shchory, Israel; James Toburen, USA

and Michael Coupar, Preston; Martin Barlow, Manchester; Jer White, Edinburgh.

I`ll be notifying the winners by email later today, and shall despatch the books very shortly (with consolation prizettes for the other entrants too)(cos I’m a soft sod, thats why!). Da judge’s verdict is, like, final, dude.

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