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!


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


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.



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!

  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. 🙂


  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:

    Have a great day!


  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:

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


  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

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


    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!

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


  16. I also twittered:


  17. The book sounds very interesting.

    Were the other two books published as well ?

    Please enter me in the giveaway.


  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.

  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!

  25. dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane

    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! AT

  29. I hope I get lucky!

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

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