The FitzOsbornes in Exile Book Giveaway

The FitzOsbornes in Exile - North American hardcoverMontmaray Book Three has been handed over to my publishers, so to celebrate, I’m giving away five signed copies of Montmaray Book Two. Yes, that’s the lovely North American hardcover edition of The FitzOsbornes in Exile, with the glamorous girl on the cover. This particular giveaway is just for Australians and New Zealanders, because they are special. (Actually, if you’re from elsewhere in the world, but have an Australian or New Zealand postal address, you can enter, too.) All you need to do is leave a comment below, telling us the title of a book you’ve recently enjoyed.

Here are the conditions of entry:

1. You can mention any kind of book you’ve enjoyed – young adult, children’s, fiction, non-fiction. You don’t have to say why you enjoyed it, but you can if you’d like. There are no wrong answers!
2. Make sure the e-mail address you enter on the comment form is a valid one, so I can contact you if you win (no one will be able to see your e-mail except me). Please don’t include your real residential or postal address anywhere in the comment.
3. The five winners will be chosen at random, unless there are five or fewer comments – in which case, it won’t be random and ALL will have prizes.
4. Entries close on the 31st of July, 2011. The winners will be e-mailed then, and I will send off the winners’ books as soon as possible after that.
5. Remember, Kangaroos and Kiwis only for this giveaway.

10 thoughts on “The FitzOsbornes in Exile Book Giveaway”

  1. I already have a copy of this wonderful book, but I thought that I would enter anyway. One of the best books I have read is called In the Shadow of the Crown, by Jean Plaidy. I really enjoyed this book as it is about one of my favourite historical figures Queen Mary I of England and was set in Tudor England my favourite era in history. I thought that Ms Plaidy (who, as I found out, is quite a well known historical fiction author) provided an interesting and overall sympathetic view of Mary I. Also it was very engaging and well written. My favourite series of books (other than the Montmaray Journals) would have to be Philippa Gregory’s Tudor series and the cliche but classic Harry Potter adventures.

  2. I recently enjoyed the Harry Potters (for the tenth time); Tete a Tete: the lives and loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre; and Wolf Hall. I am currently enjoying Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction, which I am reading for uni; Rash; and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy!

    I absolutely adore the Montmaray series and am really looking forward to the last installment!

  3. One of my favourite books is Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene. It is set during the time of WW1 and is about a Jewish girl called Patty who hides an escaped German soldier on top of her garage! I love this book because it shows that not all Germans were bad people. Like Herr Rahn in A Brief History of Montmaray, the German soldier called Anton, is a scholar who was forced into the war against his will. This book showed me a new side of the German soldiers during the war and that not all of them were bloodthirsty villians who liked to kill. This book demonstrated that the choices we make does not neccesarily make us bad people…and the ending was pretty good too!

  4. One of the best book that I read recently was “Marrying Ameera” by award- winning Australian author Rosanne Hawke. It is a touching, and confronting novel, which explores the complexities of arranged marriage in today’s society. Although I was aware of arranged marriages I was really shocked to read that this old-world practice is still happening regularly in Western countries, including Australia. To me it is a thrilling and must read book. Planning to read “The Rage of Sheep” really soon!

  5. I just finished re-reading the His Dark Materials trilogy (again), and “The Amber Spyglass” made me cry (again).

    I find a problem with reading a book which is too good is that it is hard to get over it and find one that’s better. (I re-read the series because I finished and loved The Hunger Games trilogy and I knew it would exceed it in awesomeness).

    I’ve been bursting spontaneously into tears lately due to Harry Potter, so I did not really need to read a sad ending, but oh well… 🙂

  6. I completely agree with you Maddy! It’s certainly a problem I encountered after reading The FitzOsbornes in Exile. I kind of just wanted to read it again… Or better yet, the next book!

    I read The Fellowship of the Ring over the holidays, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s my first time reading The Lord of the Rings, and for some reason I’ve always put it off. At any rate, I think I realised just how much I’d enjoyed it when I tried to move onto a new book and just couldn’t get into it.

    Eventually, after attempts at reading several of the books on my reading list, I got into reading Genesis, by Bernard Beckett, which was really interesting and thought provoking and well worth reading, if you don’t mind having your brain fried by the ending. I think my jaw dropped. And stayed dropped for a while too.

    I found the trick is to pick a completely different sort of book (so that you don’t hold the same expectations for it), and a short book can help too (it’s almost like a palette cleanser, to get you ready to read something new).

    And now I’m back to reading text books! Yay! 🙂

  7. Hi Michelle,
    I have enjoyed reading lately “Fragrant Rice” by author Janet De Neefe. This book is non-fiction and is a really lovely read about life in Bali.
    I would love to win a copy of your book “The Fitzozbornes In Exile”
    Thanking you.
    Lindy Hain.

  8. A book I really enjoyed reading was, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. Set during the Second World War, it depicts events at Auswitch concentration camp through the innocent eyes of a young German boy. While the story seems to dim the harsh realities of war, it presents characters who are relatable, and introduces life during the war in easy-to-understand way for young readers.

  9. I am so glad that I’ve been able to include reading back into my hectic life again so much so that I’ve finished seven books in the last three months. I’m pretty happy with my “achievement” . The book that I’ve enjoyed the most was Sold by Patricia McCormick. It is so touching, beautifully written in a simple language and style which really match that of the thirteen year old narrator, yet dealing with a very serious theme which is prostitution. It has a very emotional ending and is one of those book that everyone should read!

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