Pirates vs Monsters UK Giveaway



SARAH MACKAY!!!! (Sept 24, 8:29 am)  Arrrrr!  Rawr!!


Congratulations, Sarah. Your prize awaits you. Send me a message via the contact page on this website and I’ll get it in the post to you.



Yesterday, I promised a giveaway, and here it is.

I am very sure that if you like this book:


You will also love this book:

And I’m willing to put it to the test.

Leave a comment saying whether you prefer pirates (arrrr!) or monsters (rawr!).  A winner will be selected at random and will win a signed hardback US edition of THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH and an (unsigned) hardback US edition of MONSTERVILLE.

The competition will close 5pm Friday 30th September, UK time.

Because of postage costs, this competition is for UK readers only. My apologies to those further afield.

Read a sample of Monsterville here!

PS. If you’re on twitter, you can follow me @clairefayers and Sarah @sarahsreida


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62 Responses to Pirates vs Monsters UK Giveaway

  1. Esther Liu says:

    Pirates (duh)

  2. ZoeT says:

    Arrr, sure the pirates have to win every time. They’d surely vanquish any monsters that get in their path or maybe just ask Trudi to make a tasty stew of them! 😉

  3. It’s a tough call, but I’d have to go with pirates.

  4. Peter Bell says:

    What about piratical monsters? Or is that trying to have my cake and eat it too? If I can only pick one, I’ll have to go with monsters, though it’s a close call.

  5. S-J H says:

    Pirates. Because they don’t live under my bed.

  6. Anne-Marie Lee-Cann says:

    Pirates all the way!!

  7. Pirates for me too! Got to love those scurvy scoundrels…

  8. Abigail Tanner says:

    ARRRRAWR! A monster pirate hybrid

  9. Beverley TT says:


  10. Sarah Reida says:

    It depends on monster type!

    If it’s a blob, you’d THINK pirates have the wooden leg up, but what if they charge and get stuck (like marshmallows in Jell-O)? Monsters win by default.

    If it’s zombies, pirates win because zombies are slow and clumsy.

    If it’s vampires, monsters win because hello! – they can’t be killed.

    If it’s goblins, it depends on who fights dirtier since speed and strength are about equal.

    Claire, I think we might have to write a book together to sort this out. These are important questions!

  11. Claire Fayers says:

    Vampires are easy to defeat. All the pirates have to do is whittle their wooden legs into stakes and stab the vampires through the heart. Another win for the pirates!

    You’re right, these are important questions which require much discussion. What about ice giants, for example? They could freeze the sea and the pirates would be stuck. Or a manticore? I need to go away and think about this.

  12. Jo Watkins says:

    Monsters please – all the way, but only because I can defeat them with my garden fork (just ask my kids how Mummy deals with the scary beasts – they know) I’m not sure how to deal with the pirates.

  13. Claire Nutman says:

    Monsters !!

  14. Mark Finch says:


  15. Sarah Mackay says:


  16. Rebecca Williams says:

    Monsters please 🙂

  17. Laura Squire says:

    Pirates arrr!

  18. Kathleen marsden says:

    Pirates They ooare! The best

  19. Kevin Williams says:


  20. Michelle. S says:

    Tough choice but I think monsters (rawrrrrrrr)

  21. Elizabeth Hinds says:

    Pirates, arrrrr! Mainly because I love doing the voices, haha!

  22. jodi cox says:

    Arrr it has to be Pirates – they get to have adventures on the seven seas while drinking rum. Not to mention their treasure…

  23. Christina Hedges says:

    oooo Monsters please 🙂

  24. Chey Dakota says:


  25. emil bondoc says:

    defiantely pirates !! 🙂

  26. Paul says:

    Monsters (rawr!)

  27. Jackie ONeill says:

    aaarr it be Pirates

  28. Emily Knight says:

    I prefer monsters – there’s more different types!

  29. Elaine says:

    Monsters are great, they’re so scary!

  30. David Reeves says:


  31. Solange says:

    Pirates arrr!

  32. Sarah Hurrell says:

    Pirates pls.

  33. Maggie Coates says:

    Pirates Arrrrrrrr!

  34. Simone Bishop says:

    Pirates!! Arrrr! 😛

  35. Tammy Tudor says:

    It has to be pirates!

  36. Jo Carroll says:

    Monsters…every time! 😉

  37. kim plant says:

    monsters :O

  38. Sue Barrick says:


  39. Rich Tyler says:

    Pirates ARARRR!

  40. Nicola Sadler says:

    Pirates arrrr!

  41. Elena Arsene says:

    Pirates arrrr!

  42. leanne weir says:


  43. Jo Mather says:

    Pirates arrrrr!!!

  44. Elaine P says:

    Arrrrr Jim lad, me thinks it would be them there pirates. Arrrrr

  45. Elspeth MacMillan says:

    Arrrrr Pirates I think 😀

  46. emma walters says:

    would love pirates for my son!!

  47. Joanna Coleshill says:


  48. Val Swift says:

    Monsters (Rawr)

  49. jodie a harvey says:

    Pirates 🙂

  50. Andrea A says:

    Pirates (arrrr!)

  51. Gill Mitchell says:

    Pirates! But my son might say monsters!

  52. Lynda Sanderson says:

    Pirates as they get to have more fun

  53. Diana says:

    monsters (rawr!) 🙂

  54. richard scholfield says:

    monsters please

  55. Jamie C Millard says:

    pirates (arrrr!

  56. Claire says:

    And the winner is Sarah Mackay! Congratulations, Sarah, please get in touch with me via the contact form and I’ll post your prize to you.

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