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Want to Take Part in a Book?

Written by jen, 28th January 2009

Dorling Kindersley publishers are looking for members of the public to submit unique objects with incredible stories. The winning entry will be published in our new book All This Makes Life Worth Living. This book of wonders, published later this year features a vast array of astonishing items that add something to the world we live in, from Jimi Hendrix's burnt guitar to Edison's lightbulb.

About the book...

At a massive 1000 pages, the book will be the largest project DK have ever taken on, and it aims to cover everything in this world that makes life worth living. Featuring images of the world's most amazing and unique objects, each spread will feature an item that will have a story behind it.

A mangled, burnt out guitar is actually the guitar that belonged to Hendrix who used to set fire to his guitar on stage using lighter fluid; an old door lock turns out to be the object that kept Mandela in prison for 27 years during the South African apartheid. What may just appear to be some random object will actually have a significant tale to tell that has contributed to the world we live in today.


This is your chance to be part of the project. Do you own a rare, interesting, unseen, inspirational or amazing object that represents what makes your life worth living? It could be anything from a one-off piece of art to a ticket stub from the greatest gig you ever went to.

To enter you need to email with an image of your object and a maximum of 100 words on what makes it so worthy of a place in the book. The most unique and inspirational objects will be shortlisted and then an ultimate winner will feature within the book when it's published.

You can find out more on the website.  The competition closes at Midnight, Friday 30th January.

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