Monday, 21 October 2013

Paperback GIVEAWAY: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

**Giveaway now closed**


'Set in the tangled forests and sunlit cornfields of Ohio, Tracy Chevalier's vivid novel is the story of bad men and spirited women, surprising marriages and unlikely friendships, and the remarkable power of defiance.
When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers. 
Life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental. The sun is too hot, the thunderstorms too violent, the snow too deep. The roads are spattered with mud and spit. The woods are home to skunks and porcupines and raccoons. They also shelter slaves escaping north to freedom.
Should Honor hide runaways from the ruthless men who hunt them down? The Quaker community she has joined may oppose slavery in principle, but does it have the courage to help her defy the law? As she struggles to find her place and her voice, Honor must decide what she is willing to risk for her beliefs.'

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier is now available in paperback and has been chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club pick this Autumn.

'Her biggest novel yet, and her best... it's the characters that stay with you, and the courage of the abolitionists.' The Times

'Her best novel since Girl with a Pearl Earring... As a serious novel about a genuine moral dilemma, it is highly recommended.' The Independent


You can read my review of The Last Runaway here and also read more about Tracy's research and the quilt she made here. I have since re-read the novel and can honestly say I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. I also finally read Girl with a Pearl Earring and was just as enchanted. If you haven't read any of her books you really should and now you have the opportunity to win a copy of The Last Runaway

HarperCollins are kindly giving away 5 paperback copies of The Last Runaway to Charm About You readers.




**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED**

To enter to win a copy please comment on this post.

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UK entries only.

**PLEASE leave your email address in the comment, a lot of you are no reply bloggers and can not be contacted!

The giveaway will be open until Monday 28th October and the five winners chosen by random.org.

Good luck!

p.s. If you were one of the original lucky winners of a hardback copy and have had a chance to read it then please let me know what you thought by leaving a comment on the original review post. Thank you!





32 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book, fingers crossed for a win! :o)

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  2. sounds like a good book for a cold autumn night. I haven't read the Girl with the Pearl Earring, I should put it on my wish list.

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  3. I Love the sound of this book something you can get your teeth into. @DwarfHammyMum

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  4. Lovely, sounds like a good read!

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  5. I would love to have the opportunity to read this book

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  6. I really enjoyed Girl with a Pearl Earrings too, she has a lovely writing style. Thanks for the giveaway (might as well make the most of any reading time that I get!)

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  7. I would love the chance win this book, sounds like I would really enjoy it.

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  8. Thanks so much for the great giveaway, a girl can never have too many books or fabric.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  9. Cool giveaway. I've seen this author around the blogs and have wanted to read her for ages! Fingers crossed!!

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  10. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance. I would love to read this book.

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  11. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!Q

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  12. Thanks for the chance. This is the second recommendation I've had for this book. Fingers crossed! (I've enjoyed all her other books).

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  13. I read her book "Falling Angels" and loved it! This one sounds good, too.

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  14. ooh I would enjoy that, I liked the Pearl Earring. (I have just this minute finished a Debbie Maccomber, so it would be good to stretch my mushy brain) (Just also finished An Officer and A Spy by Robert Harris, very good)

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  15. Youve wetted my appetite for this! It sounds like a good read with some interesting social history of the times thrown in - perfect to huddle up with whilst I'm in a rented flat whilst my house is being repaired! lol

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  16. Looks like a fanstistic book!

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  17. Sounds like a fascinating read! Good luck everyone

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  18. Brilliant authors, would love to win this :-)

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  19. I love Tracy Chevalier -my favourite book is Remarkable Creatures. Fingers crossed!

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  20. love a good giveaway, love a good book. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

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  21. I'd love a chance to win this book. I love reading almost as much as sewing and a book combining the two would be bliss.
    Teresa x

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  22. But have you read it? so if so do you recommend it, if not, well, why not!after all, you have nothing else to do.... much... have you.. ;-)

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  23. I must say, the cover alone looks very inviting!

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  24. Nothing like a good book. It's the number one thing that distracts me from sewing. Life without reading would be bleak indeed.

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  25. I've tweeted it. Seriously, it doesn't matter how long it takes to read a book. What matters is that people read. I'm amazed by people who say they can't remember the last time they read a book.

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  26. I love novels that cover a broad historical subjects from a very personal prerspective (zbody@live.com)

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  27. sounds like a brilliant book - twitter id@_cathyj_

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  28. Sounds interesting, would love to read :)

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  29. This looks a fascinating story romance and tragedy. judy2357@hotmail.com

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  30. Sounds great and would be good for these long dark nights

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