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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel gets released in Paperback! And Here's Your Chance to Win a Copy!

Wolf Hall Hits the Shelves in Paperback!

And The Winner is... Heather (hendy)! Congrats to Heather! And Thank you to EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

Historical fiction fans are in for a treat - not only has Hilary Mantel's book Wolf Hall been released in paperback August 1st, but courtesy of Picador Publishers, one lucky Chick with Books reader from the US will win a copy!

Last year Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel won the coveted Man Booker Prize. What exactly is The Man Booker Prize? The prize aims to reward the best novel of the year. Books eligible for the Man Booker prize must be written in English, but not by an author from the USA. Any citizen from the Commonwealth or The Republic of Ireland is eligible. The novel must be an original work in English (not a translation), full length and must not be self-published. And so, after much debate & reading, Wolf Hall came out the winner, and here's the synopsis...

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. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and 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?

Learn more about Hilary Mantel at, and while you're there read an excerpt of Wolf Hall. You can also connect with Hilary on her new Facebook page! And NOW you can enter to win a paperback copy of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel! Sorry, this giveaway is for USA residents Only... Here's How to Enter...

To Enter this Giveaway...

*Leave me a comment with your email address!

*Bonus Entry! Share your favorite Historical Fiction read!

This giveaway is open to US residents only (No PO boxes). The book will be shipped to the winner directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on September 18th. I will randomly pick the winner the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!


Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Suzanne...this is a wonderful giveaway. I'd love to read this book.

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com


stpand said...

Please enter me.

My favorite historical read was Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

My fav historical read was Knight of Pleasure.

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Pricilla said...

Thank you for the chance to win.
My favorite historical read is The Count of Monte Cristo

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I'd love to enter the contest! right now, my favorite historical fiction book is For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick. Thank you for the contest!!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Moridin said...
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Audrey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been meaning to read this book.
My favorite historical fiction book is probably The Other Boleyn Girl.


Michele said...

My favorite genre, please enter me!

It's hard to pick a favorite....I think The Other Boleyn Girl.

Anonymous said...

I want to read this book as it's about my relative Henry VIII.

Anonymous said...

My favorite historical fiction is
The King's Mistress by Emma Campion

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

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Bookventures said...

This book sounds like something that i'd enjoy. Sign me up

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DarcyO said...

Sounds like a great book. Please include me. My favorite historical read is The Postmistress.

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Carol W. said...

Historical fiction is my preferred genre. Please enter me in the giveaway.
My favorite historical fiction read is probably The Other Boleyn Girl.

Anonymous said...

I love Historical fiction so pleaqse enter me in this contest.
My latest favorite is Kitchen House.


Lori Hedgpeth said...

I have been meaning to get my hands on a copy of this book, so I'd love to be considered in the giveaway!

My favorite historical fiction reads (it's a tie!) are both by Philippa Gregory - - The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance. Loved them!

Thanks for the opportunity, Suzanne!

~ Lori

Gwendolyn B. said...

I just love reading British history and it's impossible to pick one favorite. I did recently read THE QUEEN'S PAWN by Christy English and I'm working on my review of it. But I'll give you a hint -- I LOVED it!!

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of WOLF HALL - I've been waiting for the paperback, but winning it would be even more wonderful!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Amy said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I've been wanting to read this!

I have a lot of favorite historical reads but the first to come to mind was The Red Tent!

amymelniczenko AT gmail DOT com

Booksnyc said...

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and for entering me!

booksncity at gmail dot com

LMM831 said...

I would love to win this!

LMM831 said...

My favorite historical fiction is the Outlander series

Anonymous said...

Please enter me.
stacybooks at yahoo
I love the Outlander series by Gabaldon.

hendy said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, book looks great.
My favorite historical fiction book is Those Who Save Us, fiction with that memoir/biography feel.

Shawn said...

Sounds like a really good book.


Sue said...

I'd love this. Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

weeziestoy said...

Would enjoy this....thanks for the contest

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Well researched and an interesting insight into how Thomas Cromwell made his way into Henry VIII's court. Mantel incorporates fascinating details of English life and creates a vivid picture of both court life and life as an ordinary citizen.

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