Browsing & Bidding


You can browse the site by clicking on one of the categories listed on the right hand side of the screen. To return to your browsing click the back button. (If you scroll to the bottom of the screen click on ‘Older posts’ to continue browsing the rest of the items.)

You’ll find author names in the tag cloud on the right and you can also search for particular authors by entering their name in the search box on the right hand side of the screen.

Top right you’ll find an index listing all available items.


All bids are made in the comments box.

To make a bid click on the ‘Post a Comment’ link at the bottom of the post.

This will open all of the comments and show you any other bids.

Scroll down to the bottom of all of the comments, taking note of the highest bid.

In the ‘Leave a Reply Box’ you will be asked to enter your name and email address as required fields. Your email address will only be visible to us but your name will be visible to everyone. You can enter a website address if you have one but this is not compulsory.

Once you have entered your details write your bid in the comment box and click on ‘Post Comment’.

If you like you can tick the box to be notified of follow-up comments via email. This will allow you to watch the auction and see if anyone bids higher than you.

Your comment may take a few minutes to appear. If your comment does not appear within fifteen minutes you may have made a mistake and may need to post your comment again.

You are welcome to bid as many times as you like, so if you see that someone has outbid you, you can leave a new bid.

All bids must be made in UK pounds. You can find a simple currency converter at

At the conclusion of the auction the bidder who has made the highest bid in UK pounds will be deemed the winner.

Winning bidders will be notified by email and instructed to make their donations to the British Red Cross.

The donation to the appeal must be the pledged amount or higher.

Once winners have made their donations they need to email us their receipt as proof of payment. We will then arrange for auction items to be distributed.

We ask that you only bid if you are  in a position to purchase the item. Genuine bids only please.

Good luck!


13 Comments on “Browsing & Bidding”

  1. Ok just testing if the works for the Jill mansell dedication bid

  2. Lisa says:

    It looks like the comments are closed, at least on the pages I’ve clicked on…am I doing something wrong?

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  4. Nora Neibergall says:

    Understand payment is in pounds but what will method of payment be – will PayPal work? Also assume comments on authors are are closed until bidding begins.

  5. Judith says:

    Are we in Australia able to bid? There are some wonderful books etc here that are very hard to pass by. 🙂

  6. Paul Black says:

    Hi Guys, I’m publicity officer at little Tiger/Stripes – a couple of my authors have been in touch today wanting to donate some lots for the auction… how can i submit some lots to you guys? P

  7. Lee Jackson says:

    I can offer books to for teens – just let me know

  8. I hope I am doing this correct.

  9. I want to bid on Randy Russell
    Dead Rules
    Is this all I have to do?