Monday, March 12, 2012

I've got the cure for Downton Abbey withdrawal!

Win a copy of the book that inspired the Downton Abbey series, TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace.

From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles--just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details--plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette--To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.

To win your own copy of TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace, just send an email to contest@gmail.com, with "ENGLISH LORD" as the subject. Make sure to include your name and mailing address in the US only. This contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age in the United States only. One entry per email address, please. Your email address will not be shared or sold to anyone. All entries, including names, email addresses, and mailing addresses, will be purged after winner is notified.

This contest is only going to run until the end of the month, so your odds of winning are pretty good - if you enter by March 31, 2012! Good luck!

15 comments:

Meljprincess said...

I would love to win this book. I'm an Anglophile with a hernia. I'm going to be doing a lot of reading and resting. This is just the book for me!! Thanks!

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

What a great prize for a contest. I love the era of the Gilded Age.

Anonymous said...

Love to read and this sounds like something I would enjoy.

le p said...

I love the series. Now they're on a break before Season 3 is aired, winning and reading the book will be just the ticket! Thank you.

Elisa said...

Jessica Fellowes wrote a lovely companion book titled "The World of Downton Abbey" which covers both seasons.
There's also a CD soundtrack--the opening track has longer version of the theme song.

BookBitch said...

Thanks, Elisa, I didn't know about that one! Will have to check my library for it.

Maria D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen K. said...

Thanks, I'm definitely going to try for the contest! There's also another book that supposedly inspired Upstairs, Downstairs that's also been recently reprinted. It's called Below Stairs by Margaret Powell.

I also recommend the BBC series Manor House, which is like 1900 House, but set during the Edwardian period.

catslady said...

Sounds like a wonderful read and what a lovely cover! Thanks for the chance.

catslady5(at)aol.com

Karen H in NC said...

This sounds like a terrific book. I'm a total Downton Abbey Fan. Can't wait for season 3. Thanks for the giveaway.

I read another book also set in the gilded age titled 'The American Heiress' by Daisy Goodwin. The heroine is Cora Cash and her life is based on real life heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. If you haven't read this one, I highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I would be thrilled to read this book as reading a good book is my favorite hobby

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book as I love reading good books.

BookBitch said...

Thanks for the suggestions and great comments. Hope you all entered to win this book!

OcalaRose said...

I have heard so much about Downton
Abbey from my friends, but I don't watch television series. I would love to read this book, knowing that the rest shall follow. I find more enjoyment from holding a book that I find has more depth.

Virginia C said...

Americans with dollars and asipirations ; )

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