Monday, August 17, 2009

Book Giveaway: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Historical fiction is my guilty pleasure reading. I absolutely LOVE Philippa Gregory's historical fiction books about The Tudors. I've read them all and waited anxiously for Gregory to publish each and every one. I was happy to learn that Gregory was spreading her wings and that her next book, The White Queen, would go back in time to the rulers that preceded The Tudors - the Plantagenets. I couldn't wait to get my hands on her newest book. Imagine my delight when I was contacted by Katrina, a publicist at Wiredset, asking me if I would be willing to review this book and host a giveaway here on Pam's Perspective. Are you kidding me? You bet I would be interested! Katrina very kindly sent me a copy of the book to review and has agreed to give a copy of the book to two lucky readers of my blog! In the spirit of simplicity, I'm going to make this very easy. All you have to do if you want to win this book is leave a comment on this post. I will choose the winners using Random.org on Friday, August 21 at 10:00 pm. I will announce the winners on Saturday, August 22. Good luck! And be on the lookout for my review of The White Queen. I'm going to be starting the book today. Hopefully the review will be up soon.

What follows is the all the information about The White Queen that Katrina asked me to post:

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The White Queen
By Philippa Gregory

On Sale August 18!
Pre-Order here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416563687/simonsayscom


Preview excerpt: http://books.simonandschuster.com/White-Queen/Philippa-Gregory/9781416563686/excerpt

Book trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atxGvwVH4SA


Book description:

Philippa Gregory, "the queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) Presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses.

Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

With The White Queen, Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series from this beloved author.


About the author:
Philippa Gregory
is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance. A writer and broadcaster for radio and television, she lives in England. She welcomes visitors and messages at her website, www.philippagregory.com.

19 comments:

Kathy B! said...

I've never really explored the genre of historical fiction, but maybe I should start!

I'm thrilled to hear that you were contacted to do book reviews and giveaways. If there is anyone that should be doing this sort of thing, it's you! Your reviews are fantastic. I just wish I could get through a book as quickly as you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pam,

I have read some historical fiction and enjoy it much more than just reading about history. It makes it so much more interesting. I look forward to reading this book and your review!

Colleen

C said...

Books have trailers now?? Who knew? :)

I love Philippa Gregory books, so I hope the new one is amazing!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I love Philippa Gregory and this one looks really good! Hope you enjoy!

Beth said...

I read The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance and currently have The Constant Princess checked out from the library, so I'd love to read another of her books!

Anita said...

Count me in, I know so many people who love her books, I'm thinking it's high time I gave one a whirl!
I'm looking forward to your review.

Sandy said...

You know I am very fond of historical fiction or as I've been known to refer to it...."fictional history." Okay, so I'm not the brightest bulb on the circut, I'm smart enough to know your reviews are far and away BETTER than any other bloggers I find here. Just saying......so enter me, please!

Isk8Jewel (~Julie~) said...

Ooooh... I love historical fiction, too! I especially love the novels related to any of the royals. I saw a review of this in a magazine recently and was so excited. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! :)

Alex the Girl said...

What a time to pick in catching up with my favorite blogs! I've read a book or two written by this author, and enjoyed them quite a bit. It's interesting how "pre tudor" times tend to fall off to the wayside. Good review!

Gail Foelsch said...

This sounds like an interesting book - nice review. We were just at the Tower of London in late July when we were in England. It would be fun to read a book that takes place there.

Gamma Sharon said...

I have seen her books and always thought I would like to read one, but never have... You make it sound really good and I love historical fiction... why I have never read one by her I don't know.
I am off to look at her website. Thanks.
Sharon

Mary said...

Oh, count me in please!!

mary @ deepsouthdish dot com

Lucky Wife/Bookaholic said...

The only historical fiction I've read was the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers and LOVED it... Maybe I need to devote more time to that genre

Tammy Howard said...

I tried to comment yesterday, but google had decided in it's infinite wisdom that I was a spammer (I know! WTH?) So it only allowed me to read and not comment (not just here - everywhere I went)

So.

Tardy, but present.

beth said...

i love phillipa gregory books and with the recent mention of the plantagenets on shotime's "the tudors" series, i am more curious about them as well! can't wait to hear/read what you think of this book!

Vera said...

I love Philippa Gregory, have all her books and would love to add this one to the collection!

vvperesk@gmail.com

ModernMom said...

Hi there new here!
I have never heard of this authour and do consider myself a book addict!
Thanks for the tip.

Pam said...

I want to win!

melacan at hotmail dot com

blueviolet said...

This would be an absolute treat for the senses to read! I would love it! Thank you for the chance.
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