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Monday, December 7, 2015

The Restoration of Otto Laird by Nigel Packer Giveaway! (US/Can only)

The Restoration of Otto Laird
Nigel Packer

Retired architect Otto Laird is living a peaceful, if slightly bemused, existence in Switzerland with his second wife, Anika. Once renowned for his radical designs, Otto now spends his days communing with nature and writing eccentric letters to old friends (which he doesn't mail). But Otto's comfortable life is rudely interrupted when he learns that his most significant and revolutionary building, Marlowe House, a 1960s tower block estate in South London is set to be demolished.

Otto is outraged. Determined to do everything in his power to save the building, he reluctantly agrees to take part in a television documentary, which will mean returning to London for the first time in twenty-five years to live for a week in Marlowe House. Once Otto becomes reacquainted with the city he called home for most of his life, his memories begin to come alive. And as he mines his past and considers life moving forward—for himself and his building—Otto embarks on a remarkable journey that will change everything he ever thought he knew.


Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy of The Restoration of Otto Laird—yay!!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me in the comments below:
What is the most beautiful piece of architecture you've ever witnessed in-person?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Nigel and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

In high school, I had the privilege of touring Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, which is a house that has a waterfall running through it! Absolutely stunning and a mastermind creation that you couldn't see or even hear of anywhere else.

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the publisher—a huge thank you to the lovely folks at St. Martin's Press!
Giveaway ends December 21st at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open to US and Canada readers only—sorry, everyone else! Please check my sidebar for the list of currently running giveaways that are open worldwide. There are plenty to choose from!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!