Monday, April 21, 2014

Fairy Tale Hop Giveaway: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


This hop is in conjunction with the 4th annual Fairy Tale Fortnight.  It’s the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, The Book Rat, and A Backwards Story. It runs from April 22nd to May 3rd.

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I am giving away one paperback copy of a terrific and award-winning book which I rated a rare 5 stars. It’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I absolutely loved it.

It’s historical fantasy set in England during the Napoleonic Wars and features an incredible fairy that readers will not soon forget called – the man with the thistle down hair. Please read my review for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by linking on this text.

Excitingly the book is also being made into a a seven-part British drama television series to be shown on BBC One and is planned to be released sometime in 2014. I am very excited.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke

Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me ...

The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms the one between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.

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Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Absurdly enough I already own two copies of JS & MN, so I'm not entering for this, but I did just want to add my own praise of the book. It's SO GOOD. I wish and wish that Susanna Clarke would write another book -- JS & MN, despite its long long length, is one that I've returned to a dozen times since it came out.

doreen lamoureux said...

google + - dorcontest

Unknown said...

Hi Jenny -
Thanks for commenting!

I am so glad you agree. Even though I've read JS & MN only once I loved every minute of its audio version. I wish I could re-read it for the first time. Maybe if I wait long enough it will feel new?

What I am hoping for (fingers tightly crossed) is that the BBC television series will be half of what the book was for me.

dorcontest -
Good luck!

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