Competition: Win ‘Under The Skin’ Move Tie-in Edition [Paperback]


By Michael Faber

Now a major motion picture starring Scarlett Johansson

Released in cinemas across the UK from 14 March, 2014

Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone?



–        A new edition of Faber’s exceptionally popular debut, to tie in to the release of a major film adaptation.

–        The film is directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) and stars Scarlett Johansson. Releasing in the UK on March 14th, it generated a huge amount of early buzz in the film industry.

–        Under the Skin is an incredibly powerful and unsettling debut novel from the author who went on to write The Crimson Petal and the White.

–        Canongate will publish Michel Faber’s first new novel in a decade, The Book of Strange New Things, in October 2014.


About the Author:

Michel Faber has written eight books. In addition to the Whitbread-shortlisted Under the Skin, he is the author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fire Gospel and The Fahrenheit Twins. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps and The Courage Consort, and has won several short-story awards including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.


Available Now (click image to buy):


To celebrate the release of ‘Under The Skin’, we have 5 x paperback copies of the new film tie-in edition of the novel to give away courtesy of our friends at Canongate Books Ltd.

To enter, fill out the following form with ‘Isserley’ in the subject line, including your full name, address, contact number and Twitter username.

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Competition closes on Tuesday 25th March, 2014

Winners will be notified by phone / email

Best of luck!



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