Friday, August 24, 2012

Partial to the Past--Historical Fiction {Give@way H O P}

WINNER:  Nirmala!

Bippity Boppity Book

Welcome to my stop on the hop! Sorry for the late posting.  Busy, busy work week.  Anyway, what I'm giving away today is a copy of my current read-a-long, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  It is an excellent book so far and I think it's author earned the Man Booker Prize well.


About the book:
In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power 
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum. 

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? 

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

Details:
I'm shipping from Better World Books so it's open worldwide.  It will be a used copy.  Just leave me a comment with your email address to enter.  Would love a follow, but it's not required to enter.  Take a look around while you're here and maybe my blog will suit your fancy. ;O)  Giveaway ends on Thursday, August 30 at 11:59pm CST.  Good luck!


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31 comments:

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  1. Amazing giveaway -- have been dying to get my hands on this and just...haven't! :) I'm a new follower -- not sure why I haven't before as you read what I love. :) Looking forward to seeing more of your reviews!

    unabridgedchick@gmail.com

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  2. Thanks for the offer- who wouldn't want to win Wolf Hall!

    kescah@comcast.net

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  3. I so want to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  4. Thank you for this chance to win Wolf Hall!

    maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  5. Back when this book first came out, I didn't think it would appeal to me, read several reviews that said it was difficult to read and follow. But more recently I've read some really good reviews, and think I'd like to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway. BTW I am a GTF follower.

    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. would love to read this book.

    readingwithmargaret at gmail . com

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  7. I would love to readthis book
    gfc - mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  8. I have this on my shelf but haven't read it yet. I need to get to it.

    THANKS for the reminder.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogpsot.com

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  9. Sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    Follow on GFC as Anita Yancey
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  10. I would love to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway. I'd love to read this book.

    Terri, niteofblu at gmail dot com

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  12. Count me in on this one, too. Thanks.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

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  13. Awesome book choice! Thank you for the giveaway! readerrabbit22 at gmail.com

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  14. I would love to win and then try and catch up in your readalong. booksnobsblog at gmail dot com

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  15. Sounds like a really great read. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. I am so excited about this giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance.

    leahweller(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  17. I'd love to read Wolfhall! Thanks for the giveaway!

    nirmalachandrasiri(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Would love to win a copy of this book. darlene dot foster at telus dot net

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  19. Thank you a lot for this opportunity to win. I don't know this book or author so it would be a complete discovery

    all the best

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Read this book a while back (borrowed from the library) and it is an excellent book. I was impressed with Mantel's ability to create such a deep character (Cromwell).

    Great pick for the giveaway.

    I follow via email: nrlymrtl [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. awesome giveaway! thanks for this chance :)

    pinglecoon at gmail dot com

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  22. This sounds like an amazing book. I enjoy a goof HF book- and this appears to be just that! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

    ~Jess
    GFC: old follower- Jesssica Haight/DMS- google keeps switching it. :)
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  23. Oh- my email is: haightjess at gmail dot com

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Would love to win a copy! Just finishing up, "Kincaid and the Legal Massacre" another great historical fiction, by Curtis D. Carney. Definitely need something new to read once finished. Thanks for the opportunity.
    http://www.insightpressbooks.com/

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  26. I would LOVE The chance to read this book...I have been eyeing it for a bit now and trying to justify it... :) Thanks so much for giving us all this chance...

    redcincibabe@yahoo.com

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway !
    I follow by GFC (Leocadia).
    maric1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. My husband just bought me this or I would be entering :)

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  29. YAYYYYYYYY! Thank you so much for giving away Wolf Hall! I'm dying to read it! Thank youuuuuuuuuuu!
    GFC: Gisele Alvarado

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!
    my email: joviemaria[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  31. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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