With apologies for taking so long to announce the winners of Magnus's Birthday Prize Draw.
No sooner had I uttered the word Odyssey than Magnus took off on one, absenting himself from home and his beloved food bowl and day bed (greenhouse) for several days which is completely out of character.
We even had a sleepless night, can you believe it until he strolled in one morning, fat as can be on field rabbits and heaven knows what else while I was having nightmares about him being shot, poisoned, trapped down rabbit holes or eaten by badgers. I had even gone out for several walks calling 'Maaaaagnus' like a real lemon. In fact that's why you call out a cat's name before bestowing it...I didn't feel too stupid and there was no one around.
Anyway he's home and the winners of a copy of Homer's Odyssey published by Oxford World's Classics are...
7 13 8 40 38 30
Random numbers generated Jul 5 2015 at 20:37:24 by www.psychicscience.org
By my reckoning that is...
7 - Jude McBain
8 - Ellen B
13 - Anne
30 - Barbara M
38 - Nicky Keep
40 - Jane from Dorset
Check here to be sure it is really you and then send addresses to dovegreyreader at gmail dot com and the book will arrive eventually from OUP, and many thanks to them for offering this lovely draw.