#BookCharades – as it happens

It’s a festive Friday at Faber Towers, and here in the Academy we’re playing #BookCharades all day. One new book-themed charade every hour, with an excellent prize at stake.

The first person to email us at 5pm with all nine answers will win that excellent prize, and we just can’t wait to see how you get on.

Here’s where we’re at so far…

This was your first charade, released at 9 a.m. :

Followed an hour later by this one:

And then by this team effort:

This one is our noon charade. Can you guess the writing guide?

A modern classic for our lunchtime clue:

Up at #6, Ian does something that looks a bit sharky (but isn’t):

There was this cheeky one, about a book not yet published…

Ian interrupted a festive snack for this Academy favourite:

And finally, this one from Nicci:

Get your answers in to academy@faber.co.uk!

Time to play… #BookCharades!

Season’s greetings!

It’s been a festive old week here at Faber Towers. There was a fiercely contested Christmas Decoration Competition, mince pies aplenty and wall-to-wall Mariah. What better way to round out the week than with a good old party game?

Today we’re going to be posting an hourly #BookCharades video, beginning in just a few short minutes at 9am. Each time, it’ll be a member of Team Academy doing their very best to convey a book title to you in classic charade style.

All you have to do is guess what that book is – but keep it to yourself! Don’t be @ing us and giving the game away, eh?

There’ll be nine videos in total, with the last one posted at 5pm, and the first person to email us at academy@faber.co.uk with all nine titles correct is THE WINNER.

The winner will win one of two things. Those things are:

These ten wonderful Faber books (happy Christmas to you):


OR a mini-report from our manuscript assessment team. If you opt for this one, you can submit up to 10,000 words of prose (part of a novel or a short story) or five poems to us, and we’ll provide a report of up to 1,000 words on your work’s strengths and weaknesses.

The choice is yours!

Here are some important things to know about the competition:

  • We haven’t just chosen Faber books to act out, so think outside the house
  • No Academy staff were harmed in the making of these videos
  • We might give extra clues if you tweet us nicely…

Meet you at #BookCharades! Bring a party hat.