Countdown to Christmas Giveaway: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

3 Dec

Today I’m giving away a copy of possibly my favourite book of the year (I say possibly because there are still a few weeks of the year left and you never know!)  I read this book way back in January and loved it straight away. You can read my review here.

I’ve been lucky enough to end up with two copies of the book so I’m offering one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of the paperback edition which was released at the end of September. A Discovery of Witches was a Sunday Times bestseller and Warner Bros has acquired the film rights. The sequel Shadow of the Night will be out in July 2012 so enter now to find out what all the fuss is about!

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she’s kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana’s discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels…

To enter just leave a ‘pick me’ comment in the box below and I’ll draw a winner using random.org after the closing date.

UK entries only please. Entries will close at midnight on Monday 5th December. Good luck!

9 Responses to “Countdown to Christmas Giveaway: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness”

  1. Lee Smith 3rd December 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Sounds like a great read so Pick me please! :)

  2. Revd Frank Julian Gelli 3rd December 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I hope to win!

  3. Lindsay Healy 3rd December 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to read this book, I have heard so many good things about it! Best wishes, Lindsay
    http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.com/

  4. Lindsay Healy 3rd December 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to read this novel it sounds brilliant.
    Lindsay

  5. Sharon 4th December 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Never heard of this author so sounds like a fab book for me to get into.

  6. Kirstie Gossage 4th December 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Please pick me :)

    Thank you x x

  7. Julie Cohen 4th December 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Pick me! I would love to read this book and haven’t yet.

  8. AILEEN RUSSELL 4th December 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Pick Me as I would be over the moon.
    Good luck everyone

  9. Louise R 4th December 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    please pick me :-D

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