Saturday, August 4, 2012

August Giveaway: Anne Boleyn by Norah Lofts

This month, I am hosting TWO giveaways! The first is going to be held here at the Tudor Tattler, and feature a copy of Anne Boleyn by Norah Lofts. Amberley Publishing has kindly offer a brand new copy for one lucky winner!

First, a little about the book:
Ever since she first appeared in the Tudor court, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second queen, has been a mystery and a source of controversy. Even her birth is shrouded in obscurity; both year and place are the subject of debate. Was she beautiful, as those who fell under her spell believed, or was she a rather plain girl blessed with striking eyes and a wealth of black hair?
 
More mysterious still is the nature of her role in one of the most turbulent times in British history. Henry, who wrote her impassioned love letters and composed songs in her praise, honoured her as no woman was ever honoured before, and finally defied the Pope in order to marry her. Her enemies at the time believed she owed her success to witchcraft, and indeed she bore two ‘devil’s marks’. But was she, in fact, only a hapless pawn, subject to the passions of a notoriously mercurial autocrat? Why was her fall from favour so sudden and complete? Henry’s love changed to a hatred so vicious that he conspired with his chief minister to have her accused of adultery with five men – one her own brother. Four of them went to the block protesting her innocence – and their own.
 
About the Author: Norah Lofts was one of the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists and many of her books remain in print today. Anne Boleyn is one of her rare - yet highly successful - forays into non-fiction and displays her trademark application of authentic period detail to a gripping narrative. Her fictionalised account of Anne Boleyn's life, The Concubine, was a huge bestseller in the UK and US. Lofts wrote more than fifty books.

Read more about this new release at Amberley Publishing's webpage.

Now, there are several ways to enter:
 
1) Leave a comment here with your name. This will enter you one time.
2) Like The Tudor Tattler on Facebook. This will enter you a second time. If you have already liked on FB, mention that in your comment.
3) Follow The Tudor Tattler on Twitter. This will enter you another time. If you are already a follower, mention that in your comment.
4) Follower The Tudor Tattler on Blogger. This will enter you another time. If you are already a follower, mention that in your comment.
 
That gives you a chance to get your name in the hat up to four times! The giveaway starts today, and ends on Sunday, August 12th. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 13th. The second giveaway (a copy of David Loades' Mary Rose) will open on August 13th as well.
 
Good luck!
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43 comments:

  1. Would love to read Norah Lofts's book on Anne Boleyn, have already read 'The Concubine'. Thank you for the giveaway! I follow in FB! Rebecca

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  2. I've loved Norah Lofts' "The King's Pleasure" (about Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) for some time; it was the book that first got me into my love of the Tudors. :) I follow your blog and the Facebook page as well.

    Anyway, I'll be really interested to see what Norah Lofts has to say about Anne Boleyn. ;)

    -Krista Rainey

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  3. Hello Tudor Tattler! I do like you on Facebook! I think I "like" everything Tudor, which makes me really want to read this book! Anne Boleyn is my favorite of Henry VIII's wives, probably because of all the mystery and injustice surrounding her short life, and the complexity of her relationship with Henry...it's the classic "love-hate" dilemma; the very thing that attracts you to a person becomes the repulsion after the initial "sexual chemistry" wears off! Just fascinating! Pamela Kapustka

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  4. will look forward to reading that book , hope i win regards mirella simpson

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  5. Always looking for a new Anne Boleyn book to read. Follow on FB. Deidre Peterson

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  6. I can never get enough of the Tudors! I have actually never read a book by Norah Loft before (gasp!) but I have heard great things about her writing. Thanks for the chance to win het new book!

    I follow on Twitter (candc320).

    I follow on Facebook (Colleen Turner).

    Thanks!

    Colleen Turner
    candc320@gmail.com

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  7. I am new to this but can't get enough. I already like Tudor Tattler on Facebook and enjoy the posts. Our local library has not enough Books on this time in English History so I would love to read her book and I am going to look in the used bookstore for The Concubine. Maureen Ackerson

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  8. Can't wait to read this one! I always love reading something new about Anne. She's my favourite historical character. I have entered the contest 4 times.

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway!! I'd love to read this book. I also like you on FB. Eliza.

    elizapol(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I absolutely love Anne Boleyn and would love to read this book!

    I follow on Twitter (BookWorm8900).
    I follow on Facebook (Elizabeth Libby Riggs).
    I follow via GFC (Liz R).

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Looking forward to reading this one. I just can't get enough of the Tudors. I just liked the Tudor Tattler on Facebook and I follow the Tudor Tattler on Blogger.

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  12. vickyou tomlinson
    hi.i have liked on facebook and followed on twitter.would love to read this interesting book please

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  13. Would love this book. I like on twitter and follow on facebook.
    Kim Harding

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  14. Have liked and followed looks a great book a must for my book list

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  15. Love historical books and Norah Lofts is one of the best writers

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  16. I'd love to read about her. Thanks.

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  17. Please enter me in the draw. I would love to win.

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  18. I Live near Heaver Castle so Anne Boleyn has always been a character that intrigued me. I would love to read this book it looks brilliant.
    Following on twitter @Emstargally

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  19. Both books sound amazing! I "like" both sites and follow you on Twitter now, although I am more of a Facebook junkie than Twitter :)

    Thank you!
    Cheryl E.

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  20. I'm enjoying your website and can't wait to read this book! I follow you on twitter and facebook. I love all things Tudor! (kandebonilla@gmail.com)

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  21. Hi - I would love to read this book. I've always felt very sorry for Anne Boleyn and would love to know more about her.
    Rachel Jarrett

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  22. Would Love to read this!

    Kelly koya

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  23. @gholmes724
    Please enter me in the draw – thank you x

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  24. Please enter me in the drawing, I love the Tudors!

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  25. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway! I also follow you on Blogger.

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  26. I would love to read this!

    I follow on twitter (@boris3428)

    boris3428@yahoo.co.uk

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  27. I just discovered your blog and I love it! I'm a huge Tudor fan. I'm now a Blog and Twitter follower, and I liked your FB page. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    jenalang(at)live(dot)com

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  28. Sounds like a good read
    Following on facebook as Deborah Wheeler and on twitter as @debwh142

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  29. I've wanted to read this book for awhile. I follow on Facebook, twitter and blogger as we'll. jpratt397@gmail.com

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  30. Zoe,

    Email: sheepity812@yahoo.co.uk

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  31. This sounds great!
    Following through GFC as Rhoda Kellar

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  32. I ADORE Norah Lofts! She make!s History come alive. Fingers crossed!

    I follow you on Facebook and am strawberrisc on Twitter

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  33. I want to read this book. I like your website on facebook.
    magdalenamakowka@wp.pl

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  34. I have read a few of her books and with a toddler I don't get much chance of reading but find her historic novels very easy reading and would love to win this one as my holiday read!

    Note sure how to post my details as a bit of a technophob - they are suzdiemer@gmail.com

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  35. Fab site to come across, I love it already. Please add my name to the draw, I like on facebook (Sarah Rees) and followed on Twitter (jomarise) Email sarahmrees@hotmail.com

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  36. I have liked on fb and followed on twitter :) Please add my name sarah@tartanparkers.co.uk

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  37. Sounds like an interesting read! Love the Tudors! The history and the tv programme lol xoxo

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  38. Liker on fb, follower on twitter @tinkertink2010 and on gfc xoxo

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  39. Would love to enter
    Liked on FB as Paul Witney
    Following on Twitter as @pepicola3
    Following blog via GFC as Paul Witney

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  40. I would love to enter! I follow you on FB, and Blogger! And I am leaving a comment too. :) xoxo

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