As I mentioned yesterday, Linda Lappin has generously offered to send a copy of Katherine’s Wish to one of my readers (read my review) and a copy of The Etruscan to another reader.
As I have not read The Etruscan, here is a brief synopsis:
Set in the early 1920s, in the middle of Etruscan country north of Rome, this wildly romantic first novel unburies the nearly lost genre of the literary Gothic. Told through alternating points of view and diary entries, it recounts the story of Harriet Sackett, an independent lady traveler and photographer who leaves the staid society of England in order to photograph and research Etruscan tombs on behalf of the London Theosophical Society.*
Reviews of The Etruscan are available on these sites:
Roman Road Walks (scroll down to second review)
The Irish Emigrant
The Literary Review
You can also visit www.theetruscan.com, which contains a clickable map of the area of Harriet’s explorations, with audiofiles and photos.
Finally, you can watch a YouTube video about the book.
This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and I will accept entries until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, July 17.
For one entry, post a comment here and let me know which book you would like to win. You can indicate that you are interested in both; however, you can only win one (so be sure to let me know which one you want most). Entries that don’t include a blog link or email address will be disqualified.
For another entry, let me know if you like reading fiction based on the lives of real people. If so, what’s your favourite book in this genre?
For another entry, post a relevant comment on my review of Katherine’s Wish. If you’ve already done so, that counts too!
For another five entries, become a follower of my blog or subscribe to my blog through Google Reader (or equivalent). If you are already a follower or subscriber, let me know and you will still get the five extra entries. (Please do not comment that you are a follower five times! I will tabulate each person’s entries separately.)
Best of luck!
*This description was taken from www.theetruscan.com.