Saturday, 23 May 2015

Giveaway - 2 paperback editions of "Ashenden" by Elizabeth Wilhide.




Here is the second Giveaway to celebrate reaching 3000 twitter followers.  I came across this title while shopping in Drogheda, Co. Louth and basically totally judged a book by its cover!  In fairness, the blurb interested me too, as I live in an 18thC house (although not on the same scale- regrettably) and the concept of finding out about a house, and its previous residents, is one that intrigued me.  I picked up three copies, one for me and two for giveaway.  Open INT, just enter via rafflecopter link below.  Closes 31st May 2015.


The Blurb

Spring 2010, and when Charlie and Ros inherit Ashenden from their aunt Reggie a decision must be made. The beautiful eighteenth-century house, set in acres of English countryside, is in need of serious repair. Do they try to keep it in the family, or will they have to sell?

Moving back in time, in an interwoven narrative spanning two and a half centuries, we witness the house from its beginnings through to the present day. Along the way we meet those who have built the house, lived in it and loved it; those who have worked in it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends, including Mrs Trimble, housekeeper to the rackety, spendthrift Mores; the wealthy Henderson family, in their Victorian heyday; six-year-old Pudge; Walter Beckmann, prisoner in its grounds; and Reggie and Hugo, agents of its postwar revival.

Through good times and bad, the better we get to know the house, the more we care about its survival. A novel about people, architecture and living history, Ashenden is an evocative and allusive reflection on England and its past.



Best of Luck! 

21 comments:

  1. mine is The Book Thief such a fab and absorbing read

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  2. either the Thorn Birds, or The Help!

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  3. Tough choice as historical fiction is one of my all time favourite genres! I'd go with either The Book Thief by Markus Zusak or The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

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  4. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory

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  5. the name of the rose by umberto eco

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  6. Paula Readings25 May 2015 at 00:13

    Pride & Prejudice

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  7. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel x

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  8. What is your favourite historical fiction book? . . . . . . Clan of the Cavebear by Jean M Auel

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  9. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes

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  10. Little women, thanks for the giveaway lovey

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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