The Changeling

by Robin Jenkins | Romance |
ISBN: 1847672388 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcanongatebookswing on 4/30/2009
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by TheLostBook from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 30, 2009
Aileen and Watson, The Lost Book Welcome to The Lost Book!

The Lost Book is a collaborative adventure in storytelling. It's taking place online and anyone can join in. At its heart is an animated web series: the adventures of investigative journalist, and BookCrosser, Aileen Adler, who is trying to solve the crime of a missing book. Episode 3, the second of five episodes to be written by the public, was launched this month. It gave Scotswoman Aileen her first glimpse of the book thief, thanks to her dog Watson's keen nose - watch the story so far. Right now we're working on the plot for episode 4 with help from all the visitors to the website - it will be launched on Friday, 15 May 2009.

Where the story goes next remains in your hands. You can suggest plot developments by visiting now. Each month between now and July the storylines will be pulled together into the next episode, animated and published online.

There are loads of ways you can get involved and it won't cost you anything. Please help us to write the story for the web series - make suggestions or vote on other people's ideas. You can also join our special guest writer Jasper Fforde and reconstruct a stolen book in our weekly microstory competition. You can enter our soundtrack competition by creating your own music for the web series. You can even produce your own animation.

And, you can read this book, tell us what you thought of it, give it away, and follow its journey.

The Lost Book is a partner project to the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust's 2009 reading campaign, The Lost World Read 2009, which is using free books, online resources and events to get people reading The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Lost World Read is the largest collaborative reading project ever seen in the UK. We're extending the reading campaign, thanks to the generosity of project sponsors Canongate, by giving away other free books throughout The Lost Book.

The Changeling is the story of thirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, a Glaswegian boy on probation for theft. Originally published in 1958, this new paperback edition from Canongate includes an afterword by Andrew Marr.

So join in, wherever you are, and have fun!

Journal Entry 2 by wingcanongatebookswing on Thursday, April 30, 2009

Journal Entry 3 by TheLostBook from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 30, 2009
Reserved for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's treasure hunt!

This book will be released in a mystery location in Edinburgh on Friday 1st May - containing a pair of tickets to the SCO's Bass Notes concert at Queen's Hall on Saturday 9th May. Clues to its location will be posted on at 3:30pm on Friday.

Journal Entry 4 by SCOEd on Thursday, April 30, 2009
Next week, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is performing a concert that is out of the ordinary. The concert is called Bass Notes and includes the world premiere of a new double bass concerto by Icelandic composer Haflidi Hallgrímsson. If you've found this book, you've won tickets to hear this concert at the Queens Hall on Saturday 9th May. Here's the programme:

KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
HALLGRÍMSSON ‘Sonnambulo’ Concerto Op 42 for Double Bass and Chamber Orchestra World premiere
BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste (Sz 106)

Baldur Brönnimann, conductor
Nicholas Bayley, double bass

Haflidi has had a close relationship with the orchestra for many years as a former principal cellist, and his concerto ‘Sonnambulo’ is dedicated to SCO double bassists Adrian Bornet – who suggested that Haflidi write such a work – and Nicholas Bayley our soloist and SCO Principal Bass. Here Haflidi talks a bit about his piece:

“No string instrument of the orchestra is as elusive and mysterious as the double bass. By adding ‘Sonnambulo’ [meaning Sleepwalker] to the title, I have given myself an opportunity to enter the dark and mysterious world of sleep and strange dreams. My task is to compose music worthy of this instrument – which is so shy of the limelight – and to dream up interesting music, but remain at the same time ‘profoundly awake’.”

Released 11 yrs ago (5/1/2009 UTC) at -- Wild Released somewhere in Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom



There are two clues to help you find this book. The first will send you to the correct location. The second, once you've got to the right place, will tell you exactly where you'll find a bright green Scottish Chamber Orchestra envelope. Once you have the envelope, take it to a member of staff who will give you the book. The tickets are tucked inside.

Clue 1:

An Edinburgh cellist named Su-a,
Likes stories performed for the viewer,
The street is not low,
The place Netherbow,
If you've worked it out, then pursue her!

This place is open today until 6pm and tomorrow 10 'til 6. It's not open Sunday.

Clue 2:

I'm hiding deep and low,
in amongst witches and wizards,
in the cosy red corner.

Good luck and happy treasure hunting!

Journal Entry 6 by Bibliomane34 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, May 04, 2009
Just home after finding this treasure hunt prize! Thank you, The Lost Book - and Su-a! Looking forward to the concert and the read!

Journal Entry 7 by Bibliomane34 at Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, September 06, 2009

Interesting read, not comfortable.

Released 11 yrs ago (2/17/2010 UTC) at Stevenson College (Details in notes) in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom



great book, won it in a competition, enjoy!

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