Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Book Giveaway!

32 Comments


Virginie Says…

I was recently contacted by Gaby from Carnevale Films (which will soon branch out and include Carnevale Publishing) about reviewing The Harlot’s Progress by the late Peter Mottley.  As soon as I watched the trailer (see below) I knew I had to read this book.

Harlots progress

The Harlot’s Progress – Yorkshire Molly

 

By Peter Mottley

Paperback

Historical thriller

RRP £9.99

ISBN 978-0-9563756-0-5

This is the first in a trilogy and a fictional realization of Hogarth’s series of etchings called “The Harlot’s Progress”.  Each story follows one of three 18th Century harlots who have all been seduced into a life of prostitution at The Bell, a Wood Lane brothel in the City of London run by the notorious bawd, mother Wickham.  Underlying each story is the tale of a young woman’s struggle against overwhelming misfortune.  The first in the trilogy is called Yorkshire Molly, released on 7th November, 2009.It’s a very special trilogy.  Peter died in 2006, he paid meticulous attention to the period detail of Hogarth’s London.  While it has a compelling story it is also a bawdy romp and there is a breathtaking twist in the tale that keeps the reader gripped with a rewarding and ending…

I’m thrilled to announce that Gaby has generously offered up a copy of The Harlot’s Progress to one lucky reader of my blog!  The giveaway is international and entering  is simple.  Leave a comment with your address for one entry and ‘advertise’ this giveaway somehow (you choose, just make sure you let me know and post the link) for a second entry.  Contest ends on November 7, 2009.

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32 thoughts on “Book Giveaway!

  1. I really enjoyed hearing the author’s daughter reading from the book. She’s good! 🙂 I love her voice–I want to listen to it all day. Now if I read the book I’ll have her voice in my head!

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

  2. No need to enter me – but I was excited to hear the book read too. I am getting it to review soon.

  3. I am going to tweet about it. 🙂 I could listen to her talk all day! The book sounds really interesting!

    allison@wellreadreviews.com

  4. Hearing the daughter’s voice makes the book even more interesting and hard to resist. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  5. I tweeted about this giveaway to alert others to this great book:

  6. I enjoyed your post and video very much…would love to read this book. 🙂

    karen

  7. Hi Virginie,
    Sounds like a great book. Would like to put in your drawing. I posted this in my sidebar and linked it back to you. My email:

    splummer54@gmail.com

    Have a great day!

    Sherrie

  8. Ack! Did thesis on 18th C prostitutes! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to read this book (and the whole series)…

    umm, please enter me. Thank you.

  9. I tweeted about it! Lookie:

    http://twitter.com/silverfyshing/statuses/5295784723

    Can I just say what an awesome awesome title that is? Haha, am putting my name in the hat!

    esashamartinez[at]yahoo[dot]com

  10. I would love to be entered, been looking for this book!

  11. Sounds like a good book and historical fiction is my fave genre!

    enter me plsss!

    givingreadingachance AT gmail.com

  12. I love the realistic premise of the book! Please enter me into the giveaway too.

    Marian

    mdperera at hotmail dot com

  13. This sounds like a very special book and a topic the author cared a lot about as well as making sure the historical aspects were accurate for the time. So sorry he has passed away. What a loss.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  14. Sounds good, I’d like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

  15. This sounds so interesting. I’m very curious about the twist. I’d love to be added, please!

    oregonkimm(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. I also twittered:

    oregonkimm(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. The book sounds very interesting.

    Were the other two books published as well ?

    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thanks

    Carol

  18. I’ d love to read this book! Thanks!

  19. Oh, great giveaway!
    I liked the video.
    Very original idea!
    COunt me in, please!

    carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

  20. I would love to win and read “Harlot’s Progress” by Peter Mottley. Thank you for allowing us to hear an extract.

    teakettle58atyahoo.com

  21. I’ve tweeted a few times.. even under my Cloth Couture account 🙂 hehe!

  22. Here is my email: educhico AT gmail DOT com
    I think this will be a great trilogy!

  23. Greetings from Portugal!
    This sounds like a captivating story and the trailer is, in fact, genius.
    I hope you count me in: jafantunes [@] sapo [.] pt

  24. Oh, goody!
    😀
    o_rei_de_havana(at)hotmail(dot)com

  25. dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane
    @
    gmail.com

    Put me up for this, if you don’t mind.
    I think we are on for a treat with this one!

  26. Please sign me up.
    I thought I had already signed up but I guess not.
    catarina DOT magoito AT gmail DOT com

  27. 39(dot)5susy(at)gmail(dot)com
    😉

  28. Hey there!
    Just found this through a link in another blog!
    Thanks for the chance!

    goncalo.mil AT gmail.com

  29. I hope I get lucky!
    joanapatriciadias[@]gmail[.]com

  30. Oh, good, I still got here on time!
    tanitalves AT sapo DOT pt
    Best wishes!

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