Posted by: Lisa Hill | March 29, 2020

Book Giveaway winner: Parlour Games for Modern Families, by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras

Well, it’s time to draw the giveaway from Scribe Publishing.  It’s called Parlour Games for Modern Families and it’s by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras.

This is the blurb

Winner of the 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years) Parlour Games for Modern Families sets out to revive the tradition of indoor family games: push aside the consoles, turn off the telly, and bring some mental stimulation, silliness and laughter, joy and connection back into your living room.

This book is bursting with games of logic and memory, wordplay, card games, role-play, and rough and tumble. Not a single game requires equipment that you won’t find in your average home: a pack of cards, a dictionary, an hourglass, dice, paper and pen.

Games are organised thematically and referenced for age appropriateness. All are set out with clear rules and instructions. There are games that will challenge and stimulate you, and games that will have you in fits; games that can last all night, and games to fill that empty half-hour before tea; games for adults and older children, and games for your four-year-old’s birthday party.

Parlour Games for Modern Families, a book for fun-lovers aged four to 104, winds back the clock to remind you of games you’d forgotten and then a whole lot more. Whether you dip into it as the urge takes you or read it from cover to cover, a very good time is guaranteed.

We have only two entries, Teresa and Sue, so without further ado, I have consulted the random number generator at, and Sue you are the winner!

Please contact me with your postal address at anzlitloversATbigpondDOTcom by next Friday April 3rd and I’ll forward it to the publisher who will then send you the book.

Authors: Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras
Title: Parlour Games for Modern Families
Publisher: Scribe Publishing, 2011
ISBN: 9781921372995

If you want to buy a copy for yourself or a friend, neighbour or a relative, it’s available from Fishpond, Parlour Games for Modern Families direct from Scribe Publishing, or any of the bookstores still delivering.


  1. Lisa I just happened to log on here and what a nice surprise! Thank you! If you don’t mind I would like to pass it on to a family that is in need of it more than me – I have a friend who works for a charity here who I’m sure will know just who will be glad of it in these times of lockdowns.
    I will email you my address and thanks again!

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