August 30, 2013

'Queen's Gambit' Giveaway!


To coincide with my review of Queen's Gambit (here - Don't worry, no major spoilers) and Elizabeth Fremantle's Virtual Blog Tour, we here at the Tudor Book Blog have been gifted TWO copies of the novel to give away to TWO lucky readers!

To enter, leave your name below and tell us (briefly - a sentence or so) what interests you about Katherine Parr.

You have until Sept. 5th at midnight to enter. I will be announcing the TWO winners (who will be randomly drawn) on Sept. 6th.

This giveaway is only open to the US. Sorry about that :(

Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Catherine Parr interests me due to the lack of both literature and real fact about her. Having read many many books about his other wives, it would be great to read something substantial about Catherine Parr.
    Eva (evaevaeva923)

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  2. Tiffany Day

    Honestly, the most interesting thing about Parr is her life after Henry VIII! lol I also love learning about how she took on the role of educating Elizabeth I and Jane Grey.

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  3. My name is Haley Noriko Writz. I would love to win the book "Queen's Gambit", because I love to read about ALL of King Henry VIII's wives, especially Catherine parr, because I don' t know much about her yet. I started loving history in 7th grade, and still love it as a sophomore in highschool

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  4. Parr is not a heavily covered figure in history and learning about her would be like finding missing pieces of an historic puzzle!

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  5. I believe Catherine Parr was the most level headed of Henry's wives. She seems to have had a quiet presence in history.

    Elizabeth Bevins

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  6. I would love to win this book because I don't know much about about Katherine Parr and would love to learn more! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Catherine Parr was the only wife of Henry VIII who outlived him & I would love to know what happened toher

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  8. what piques me about Katherine Parr is that i know nothing about her, but now i want to know ALL about here!!

    thank you for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  9. Great giveaway! Katherine Parr is the one of Henry VIII's wife who people sort of write off....and I know that there is a remarkable story there!

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  10. She interests me because not much is written about her but she outwitted a very dangerous man in very dangerous times and must have been very clever.

    Verna Austen Austenverna@gmail.com

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  11. What's not to love? Married four times. What stories she could tell! The experience she gained with her first two marriages and then to be plucked up into royalty? Fascinating!

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  12. I love the Tudor era but haven't read much about Katherine Parr. This book sounds fantastic!!

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  13. I like that Katherine Parr survived Henry and had a love marriage afterwards!

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  14. Katherine Parr was a smart woman who knew how to get what she wanted in life and protect her own. When Henry nearly had her arrested she went to him and pleaded for her life and unlike her previous wives who had failed in their attempts she succeeded. She have up her happiness to be with him, and struggled through her marriage constantly fearing for her life. She was a powerhouse woman and I admire her for it.

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  15. Katharine Parr is one of my favorite wives of Henry VIII because she was able to not only survive him but to go on and make a life for herself, even if it was short.
    candc320@gmail.com

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  16. Katherine Parr is one of my favorite ladies from the Tudor Era. She managed to outlive King Henry, and married for love after him. At least, she seemed to have a period of enjoyment in her life beyond her duty.

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  17. What interests me about Katherine Parr is the influence she had on Elizabeth, because she was the only real mother Elizabeth ever had. Yes Elizabeth was Henry and Anne's daughter, but the relationship she had in her formative years with Katherine Parr had to have contributed to her becoming such an extraordinary woman and monarch.

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  18. I don't know much about Katherine Parr, which is why this giveaway is very appealing to me! I think she is interesting in that she had multiple marriages just like Henry, so she was likely wiser and more capable of dealing with her infamous husband than many of his previous wives.

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  19. I am interested in Katherine Parr because she is a survivor! Either that or she was just lucky.

    Jami Telgren

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  20. Katherine Parr is usually portrayed as this loving, nurturing nurse character. What's behind the persona? That's what I want to know. Not that it has to be anything dark - I just think it'd be interesting to see what Elizabeth Fremantle's take is on KP's personality. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  21. I have a great interest in the Tudor period and I love collecting books. I havnt read a lot about Kathryn parr but the little I have intrigues me to know more. I would love to win this book, dying to read it :)

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  22. I'm Shelli Cummings and I'm interested in Katherine Parr because she was married to Henry at the end of his life, when he seems to be universally seen as an unstable, volatile tyrant. She survived the marriage and changing his putrid bandages, which must have taken some considerable mettle! mljcwsu at yahoo dot com

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  23. I would love to learn more information on Katherine Parr's marriages to Edward, John, King Henry and lastly Thomas Seymour (secret marriage). I have a great love for the York and Lancaster period but especially for the Tudor's.

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  24. My name is Sara Rivera

    I feel like Katherine spent her time as wife to Henry in a state of constant fear for her life yet trying to see the best out of the marriage. Her story is not nearly as detailed compared to previous wives. She survives what most say were Henry's worse years.

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  25. I love anything during the Tudor period of history. Katherine was quite a woman, and the influence she had on on Elizabeth -wow. Would love a copy of the book.

    Andrea Gilman

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  26. Good afternoon, Ms. Elizabeth!

    I am thankful that I did not delay my viewing of the Queen's Gambit tour stops any further! I have been wanting to go around to the different blogs for awhile now! :) When I first came across this book, I believe it was through a Shelf Awareness e-letter, although to be sure, it could have been through Book Browse -- I read both equally, and on-top of my local library, its sometimes difficult to remember where I find which book! Laughs. However,... ever since that first glimpse, I had a feeling I would enjoy the hearty girth of history that is etched into the backdrop of the story!

    My interest in Katherine Parr, truly lies in wanting to read a story of her life and how she eclipsed the fate that those before her could not bypass!! Her impressive strength and fortitude to be a step ahead and to keep her ears tuned to what she needed to know is remarkable given the time she was living in! And, to think even of whom her next husband was! She was a woman in conflict of the heart, and a woman who had to make choices that could be life or death situations if she made any missteps! To be sure, my interest was pert and aware that this book would not only set the stage for me to dip into the Tudor era in a way I have not yet had the pleasure of doing, but it would allow me to get into the heart and mind of a woman that none of us should soon forget!

    I am always drawn to strong women characters, either in pure fiction or those through biographical fiction step out of their real life and into the pages that alight in our imaginations!

    Thank you for this wonderful bookaway!
    Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story

    And, I am going to start to follow your blog, as I am finding that I want to spend more time here, wandering around and seeing which books I would also be tempted to reading! Lovely layout!

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  27. Katherine Parr interests me because she is a survivor after marrying King Henry VIII. I do want to learn more about her life before and after King Henry VIII. I would love to get this copy of the book.

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  28. Each of Henry's wives fascinates me, but Katherine in particular is fascinating because of her relationship with Thomas Seymour. Was he really her long-lost love once Henry stepped in for her hand? If so, how did it affect her character once rumors of Elizabeth's betrayal got her attention? (Or more interestingly, what did she KNOW?) The poor woman--it seemed like happiness never lasted very long for her.

    Katie Schumm

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  29. What interests me most about Katherine Parr is that I know so little about her. I love historical fiction and have been reading excellent reviews of this novel.

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