Thursday, July 03, 2008

July book draw

The Modern Virago Classic for this month is The Edwardians by Vita Sackville West. There are a lot of book draws taking place at the moment, so you might like to click on some of these, say hello or count me in, and wait for your name to be drawn out of the various hats.

Juliet is offering a really beautiful book which I covet, so please don't go there and reduce my chances of winning. However, if you visit Juxtabook, you can not only enter two draws but find details of lots of other blogs taking part in the Buy a Friend a Book (BAFAB) week.

Good luck with all of those but don't forget to leave a comment here if you'd like a chance to win The Edwardians. It is a story set in fashionable Edwardian society. It was written by Vita Sackville-West as a fun way of making money: "Such a joke it will be, and everybody will be seriously annoyed", she wrote. It is quite a light, frothy tale of a young duke, a headstrong girl, a beautiful seductress and a lavish house party. Perfect reading for the garden or beach.

24 comments:

  1. I'd love to be included in the draw please.

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  2. Please don't include me in the draw because I already have a copy so it would be a waste, but I'm slightly cross that the edition you are offering has a MUCH nicer cover than mine! Good luck, everyone!

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  3. Good luck, Cath.

    J, having made the decision to keep the lovely old green covers, I'm finding I have far more of the later editions and the covers are lovely. BUT, the shelves are full and I must make some space for all the books that I've been forced into buying by the blogging community!

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  4. I know, these bloggers, eh? They really twist your arm behind youro back and make you part with cash, don't they?! I used to think my book purchasing was right out of control (and I include charity shop bargains when saying that - it's not the money, it's the SPACE!), but it's way off the scale now I keep seeing must-reads on every blog I visit. I should stop but: My name is Juliet and I'm a book-blog junkie.

    There. I'm out of denial now! Phew.

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  5. Perhaps we should devise a 12-step programme? We've started by acknowledging our problem, I suppose. I am Maureen and I'm a book-blog junkie.
    I wonder how many more people will join us?

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  6. I loved Vita's All Passion Spent, so please include me in the draw for this one.

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  7. I think this is better than 'All passion spent' Lyn, so good luck in the draw.

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  8. I would adore this book - it is on my Wish List with ReaditSwapit but I might be luckier in your draw!
    Margaret Powling

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  9. May I join in please? I will add you to the BAFAB roll on Juxtabook too.

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  10. I'll put your name in the hat, Juxtabook and thank you for adding me to the roll.

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  11. Yes please, M. Millie and I would like to share an entry.

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  12. I'll put you in, Millie and her Mum!

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  13. Sounds like a fine read! I'd love to win :) Thank you for the chance!

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  14. I really would love to win this book, thanks for the chance.

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  15. Good luck Lizzie and Bunny B.

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  16. hi! she's a new author for me and that book sounds like a good read.

    if you're sending international, do toss my name in the hat, please :)

    ivan[dot]girl25[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. Welcome, ivangirl, I'll put your name in the hat. Previous winners include readers from US and Canada so distance no object!

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  18. oh, me...please?:) I have just started the book from you a while back. I have so many RC sitting on the shelf that I feel a little nervous about reading anything that is not on that shelf right now. that is why it has taken me so long. it is great so far !!:)

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  19. Good luck, Bethany. It would be nice to see a growing library of Virago Modern Classics on your shelf!

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  20. You're not usually late for the party, D. One might think you had been busy or something!

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