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Friday, July 10, 2009

Royal "Legacy" Giveaway...


O.K. this is a goody! I am giving away a hardback edition of Legacy by Susan Kay pub. in 1985. Winner of Historical Fiction in Memory of Georgette Heyer 1985 award and the Betty Trask Prize. It is currently out of print and difficult to find. This is one of my all time favorite books about Elizabeth I. It took Susan Kay fifteen years to complete this book. This is a must for any serious Tudor buff's library.

Publisher's Weekly: Kay's prodigious research buttresses this robust historical romance, winner of Britain's Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize and the Betty Trask Prize for a first novel. England's greatest Queen is presented from an intriguing psychological viewpointElizabeth I's need for men and the bondage endured by those she chose. Freely mixing the verifiable with the imagined, Kay traces Elizabeth's rise from lonely childhood to lonely eminence. In the person of Robert Dudley, later Leicester, she creates a romantic fulcrum for Elizabeth's womanliness, delineating the childhood affection for Dudley that flowered in clandestine liaison and may be the closest Elizabeth came to a loving relationship. All of the Court's intriguing personnelfrom the ubiquitous, conniving Cecils to the presumptive upstart, Essexare drawn with care; the turbulence of the period, filled with violent deaths, challenges from abroad, pragmatic liaisons, is conveyed with verisimilitude; the rich tapesty of the Tudor ascendancy is woven with colorful threads. It is, however, the depiction of a woman of whom "half the wives of England were jealous" that lingers. Literary Guild main selection.


Contest Rules:


1. International bloggers welcome, not limited to just U.S. and Canada

2. Must be 18 or over

3. For one entry leave a comment with email address

4. For two entries become a follower, if you already are please indicate.

5. For three entries post this giveaway on your blog.

6. Contest open until July 31, 2009


Good Luck!!!!

35 comments:

  1. Oh tis looks interesting! I would like to enter please to win a copy.

    I'm a follower also, great blog.

    Nona
    san_peppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Your trip sounds great. I am jealous. Please include me in the giveaway for Legacy. I am a follower through gmail.

    lsm.meadows@gmail.com

    thanks
    Lyn

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  3. I'd love to win this one! Very nice of you to give it away! I'm already a follower.

    alaineb (at) bigpond (dot) net (dot) au

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  4. my favorite genre of books would love to have this for my shelves .enjoy your trip and cant wait to hea rhow it was

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  5. This book looks wonderful - thank you for the giveaway! I'm a follower..

    teabird17 AT yahoo DOT com

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  6. Oh goodness, I never enter contests, but you've got me on this one...I'd love to enter!

    Michele @ A Reader's Respite
    readersrespite@yahoo.com

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  7. Add my name to the list!! Love the Elizabeth & Earls Stories. I am a follower..
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I'd love to enter Susie. I'm already a follower.

    bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

    Thanks!

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  9. I have heard such good things about this book! I would love to win it.

    My email address is ozdiamondlil @ gmail . com.

    I have blogged about your giveaway at historicaltapestry.blogspot.com

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  10. Count me in please - thanks.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  11. I would love to read this!

    I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  12. Hi:) Happy you're back! Please enter me in this one- I'd love to read it! I'm already a follower:)

    lucy_bertoldi@hotmail.com

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  13. I'm so excited about your giveaway -- this book has been on my TBR list for years and I've never been able to find a copy. I'm also just signed on as a follower. Thanks for the opportunity.
    thsorrell@gmail.com

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  14. This book has been on my WL for ages, I'm really excited that you're giving us a chance to win a copy. I'm already a follower and here's my email address: ana.sa.oliveira @ gmail.com

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  15. I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  16. Ooh, I'm a huge Tudor fan and have been eyeing this book on Amazon for a long time. Please enter me; I am now following your blog, too, nice work!

    thecourtiersbook [at] gmail [dot] com

    Thanks!

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  17. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing~

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  18. I've heard this is the best one on Elizabeth! I'm a follower!

    arleighjohnson @ gmail . com

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  19. Oh I have been wanting to get this book for a while!

    I am a follower!!

    robinbird_79@hotmail.com

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  20. What a treat! I'd love to read this book - please count me in.
    Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  21. I follow ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  22. I would love to win this. It has been on my TBR for a very long time.

    I now follow.

    I blogged about it here:

    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways-galore_17.html

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I would love, love to read this book. Please count me in.

    I'm a new follower - can I subscribe to your site via email?

    I love your Golden Puppy (but I'm very biased toward Goldens)

    clenna AT aol DOT com

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  24. Please enter me in the contest! I'm a follower.

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  25. I'm here from Teddy Rose's blog -and I'm a follower (of course) - Please enter me in this giveaway! I'm a true Elizabeth addict...

    teabird 17 @ yahoo dot com

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  26. Would love to read this! And I'm a follower...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  27. I would love to be included in the giveaway and am now a member.

    zsigandr@yahoo.com

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  28. I know nothing about this book but love reading historical books! Thanks for hosting the give away. Brenda dancealert@aol.com

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  29. I've been wanting to read this book FOREVER!! Great giveaway!

    Please sign me up and I am most definitely a follower!

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  30. I would love to be entered in to your book drawing.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

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  31. I am a follower #57!!!

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

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  32. yahooo....i'm not to late! and i am over 18! please put me in your drawing!
    spvaughan yahoo com

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  33. i am a new follower as hodgepodgespv
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    also known as sandy

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    am a new follower as hodgepodgespv
    spvaugan yahoo com
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