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Prize Draw Announcement

Congratulations JON BLAZE of CANADA, you are the winner of the PURE Marilyn Chambers prize draw!

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Everyone who pre-orders the PURE: The Sexual Revolutions of Marilyn Chambers  paperback or hardback will be entered into a special prize draw. One lucky winner will receive a highly collectable 8″ x 10″ glossy signed by Marilyn Chambers (pictured — minus the watermark and censor block).

The photo was taken in 1982 for Club magazine and used for promotional photos and advertisements within the publication. The autograph is authentic and comes from the author’s own collection, along with a certificate of authenticity.

Competition closes at midnight GMT on April 22, 2024

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Vol 2: Messenger of Remembrance

Explores the seductive premise that visiting memorials to past tragedy will ultimately lead us to become better versions of ourselves.

“Should be read by anyone with even a passing interest in dark tourism and its commercialisation.” —Dr Jennifer Wallis

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Challenges the misconceptions of a ghoulish practice through the eyes of a self confessed dark tourist.

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