COMP CLOSED | Book Giveaway | Guardians


We are very pleased to be giving away two copies of Alan Titchall’s book ‘Guardians’, to our GrownUps members.

All you need to do to enter the draw is be a GrownUps member, make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and fill in your details near the bottom of the page!

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About Guardians

A thrilling historical novel that opens on the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and follows Robert (Ropata) Smith’s troubled journey through the following decades, as he weaves a path of truths and non-truths, revenge and justice, while seeking peace with his guardians.

In part one of this three part novel, Robert’s story starts in a small North Island hydro village in October 1962 after he is confronted with a spiritual world of local guardians (kaitiaki) through a white fantail.

At the same time, 11-year-old Robert is surrounded and nurtured by colourful adult characters of all ethnicities and nationalities, with many of them related to an incident that happened in WW2. His suspenseful connection with the white fantail adds to the tension in the village as the missile crisis deadline looms.

In part two and three of this fast-paced novel, we follow Robert and his childhood friends as adults, as he journeys to his spiritual destiny through a dangerous path of murderous revenge connected to his family’s past.

These parts of the book, covering 1970 to 1998, are set in Dunedin, Belfast, London, Northern England, Sydney and Auckland, before reaching a violent climax back in the original, now near-deserted, village where his guardians govern the window to the world of souls.



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    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 5th June 2024, winners will be notified via email by 6th June 2024.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be sent. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize in non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize can only be redeemed within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, please check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.