Thursday, February 11, 2010
Not a new thing at all. Apparently the first English one was in the time of Good Queen Bess, and they only ceased in the 1820s, to be begun again in one form with the Premium Bonds, and in the 1990s by a straight lottery.
And linked to gambling, at least, in March the UK edition of Tempting Fortune, book 2 of the Mallorens, available in trade paperback, postage free from The Book Depository. You can order your copy now.
From sunny but nippy Whitby,