BOOKS: Win a whole year's reading

World Book Day was launched in 1995, and this year nearly 40 countries are taking part. In Britain, the events include signing sessions, writing competitions, discounts, extended bookshop opening hours, a World Book Day bus travelling around London, and 14 million pounds 1 vouchers for schoolchildren.

To celebrate World Book Day, the Independent on Sunday has a year's worth of books to give away to 10 readers: a book a month, fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback, adults' and children's titles, to take you up to World Book Day 2000.

The titles are:

Fish by Sophie Grigson and William Black (Headline)

Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes (Faber)

The Tulip by Anna Pavord (Bloomsbury)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling (Bloomsbury)

Chasing the Mountain of Light by Kevin Rushby (Constable)

Ex-Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman (Penguin)

The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger (Little, Brown)

Soup & Beyond: Soups, Beans and Other Things by The New Covent Garden Soup Company (Macmillan)

Goggle Eyes by Anne Fine (Penguin)

Nathaniel's Nutmeg by Giles Milton (Hodder)

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach (Heinemann)

Hens Dancing by Raffaella Barker (Review)

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