Monday, August 24, 2009

Announcing Elizabeth Chadwick Week!


This week we are very pleased to announce a special event for Historical Tapestry. From August 24 to September 1 it is


Elizabeth Chadwick week


This week is being held as a celebration for the fact that on 1 September The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick is going to be released in the US by Sourcebooks. There have been many readers who have already discovered how great Elizabeth Chadwick's books are, but they have been very hard for US readers to get hold of in the past. With the release of The Greatest Knight, there are many readers of historical fiction who will get their chance to discover for themselves how enjoyable her books are.

For Alex, Ana and Marg, Elizabeth Chadwick is already one of our favourite authors! We are working on Kailana and Teddy, and hope that this week will whet their appetites enough to entice them to try her books, and hopefully to entice some of you, the loyal readers of Historical Tapestry as well!

During this week there are going to be reviews, a couple of guest posts including one from Elizabeth herself as part of The Greatest Knight blog tour, an interview with Elizabeth Chadwick and much more.

There will also be a giveaway. We are happy to announce that thanks to the generous people at Sourcebooks we will have two copies of The Greatest Knight to giveaway (restricted to people who live in the US or Canada), but because we are all spread around the world, we also wanted to give other nationalities a chance to read any book off of Elizabeth Chadwick's backlist, so long as it is available from either BookDepository.co.uk or BookDepository.com.

In order to enter the giveaways, simply leave a comment on this post stating if you would like to win The Greatest Knight (if you are eligible for the Sourcebooks prize) or which book you would like to win from Elizabeth Chadwick's backlist. You can enter both prize draws if you wish, and you can choose The Greatest Knight for the backlist prize as well if you like! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday when we will have a post about all of Elizabeth's backlist.

To give you a taste of The Greatest Lion, here is the trailer for the book which Elizabeth Chadwick made herself.


46 comments:

  1. I am so excited for Elizabeth Chadwick week. I am looking forward to reading your posts. I already own, have read and adored The Greatest Knight. Please enter me in your backlist contest. I would like to win The Love Knot - one of the few books of hers that I don't already own.

    Thank you,

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm a huge Chadwick fan and am a proud owner of several thanks to bookdepository. I would be interested in the backlist. I would enjoy The Runnine Vixen, A Time of Singing or A Place Beyond Courage any of those and I wold be thrilled.Thank you for the chance!

    Nona
    san_peppy at hotmail dot com

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  3. I have heard so much about Elizabeth Chadwick but have yet to be able to get my hands on any of her books. I would love to enter both drawings - for The Greatest Knight and the backlist - if possible!

    robinbird_79 AT hotmail DOT com

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  4. very cool!
    I would love to be entered to win The Greatest Knight.
    thanks
    naidascrochet@yahoo.com
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  5. I haven't yet had the opportunity to read any Chadwick. I have heard great things from many people. Please enter me for the Greatest Knight. dolleygurl[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  6. Of course I'd love to win The Greatest Knight!

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  7. Her books are fantastic! I have almost every one of them (I live in Canada, and we get pretty much each UK release, only a few months later). Cool to see a week dedicated to her work :)

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  8. Hi, I have heard such marvelous things about the English author Elizabeth Chadwick. I have ordered Shadows and Strongholds, but haven't read it yet! I would like to enter the backlist for A Place Beyond Courage. Thank you very, very much!

    Chrissie

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  9. Alex, Ana and Marg, thank you! Thank you too for this wonderful showcase.
    I will be around if anyone wants to ask me questions about anything, but I don't want to intrude too much and have readers yelling 'pushy author'.
    I am very excited about having The Greatest Knight published in the USA, but a lot of it is because I want people to know about William Marshal. He was just such a fantastic guy and definitely my hero for the ages!

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  10. This would be a new author for me, so I'd like to receive anything by her!

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  11. I would love to enter both contests. I've seen her books on many book blogs but can't seem to find any at the library or at the nearest store. I'd love to get a chance to read one of her books. thanks!

    sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

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  12. I'd love to win an Elizabeth Chadwick novel - I'd like "The Winter Mantle" please as I already have "The Gretaest Knight". You American's are in for a treat when it's published there!

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  13. I've already pre-ordered The Greatest Knight, but I would love to win a copy of The Scarlet Lion.

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  14. She is a new author to me. The Greatest Knight would be great!

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  15. I just ordered my first Chadwick novel 2 weeks ago and am eagerly waiting for it to be delivered. I am a faithful follower of Sharon Kay Penman and once I read that she loved Elizabeth's books, I decided I should give them a try. Like most people that live in the U.S though, they are hard to come by! I've gone to my local library but they are very limited in what they have stocked. I would love to own either the Greatest Knight or Shadows and Strongholds. Thanks so much!

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  16. I would love to enter to win a copy of The Greatest Knight.

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  17. If I could win a copy of anything by Elizabeth Chadwick, I'd be thrilled, thrilled, thrilled!
    Anne G

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  18. I would love to win a copy of The Greatest Knight! Or something from the backlist. I just went through Book Depository and there are soooo many good things there.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Marg!
    So glad to see EC here with you, we all know how wonderful she is with her superb novels! As you know I have read a few of these already, but I would love to own one of a few of EC's novels, one of which is The Time of Singing.
    I love reading your blog,
    regards
    Pat (HF)

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  20. I'm a big fan of Willisam Marshal and would love to have my own copy of The Greatest Knight. Elizabeth's books are hard to obtain in the US and this is a great contest. Thanks.

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  21. I'd love to be entered for this giveaway- and I'm not picky! I love Chadwick- thanks:)

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  22. I'd love to win The Greatest Knight and for the backlist, The Time of Singing. Thanks!

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  24. I'd love to have a chance to win The Greatest Knight and for the backlist, The Conquest. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway, the books look great and I have put a couple on my wish list.

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway, I've heard good things about Elizabeth Chadwick but haven't read any myself yet. I'd be interested in The Love Knot or The Marsh King's Daughter from the backlist contest. tea4mee at gmail dot com

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  26. count me in for both contests please!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  27. Please enter me in the draw for The Greatest Knight! EC is one of my favourite authors. As for the backlist contest, could you please consider me for The Lords of the White Castle.

    Thanks so much,
    Andrea

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  28. I'd like to enter for both! :) As for the backlist: Shadows and Strongholds.

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  29. Please enter me for both and thanks for EC week

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  30. Please enter me for the backlist contest. I'd love to win Shadows and Strongholds.

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  31. Thanks so much for the chance to win an Elizabeth Chadwick title. I'd love a copy of any of her titles!

    ~Amanda
    bookwormomster AT gmail DOT com

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  32. I'm new to Elizabeth Chadwick and am very excited to read one of her books. From what I've read, her books sound amazing.

    I would love to be entered for both - The Greatest Knight and from the backlist A Place Beyond Courage.

    Thanks so much

    gaby317nyc AT gmail dot com

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  33. I love Elizabeth Chadwick's books! I would love to be entered to win The Greatest Knight and The Scarlet Lion.

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  34. Please include me in The Greatest Knight contest :) I would also like to be includes in the Eizabeth Chadwick backlist contest for The Winter Mantle.

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  35. I'd love to win a copy of The Greatest Knight. Please consider this my entry. I've got to say, with all of the positive things I've read about Chadwick's books, I'd love to read one.

    My e-mail is elenagwynne@gmail.com

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  36. Count me in for both contests please! I've wanted to read her books for long time but haven't found any yet.

    crimson_haze(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Me too! I love Elizabeth Chadwick's novels, and am working through what our library has. It's hard to find her books in the US. I'd like The Time of Singing from the backlist. Oh! And thanks for the Elizabeth Chadwick week blog. I enjoyed it.

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  38. These books must be fascinating! Both contests please, with The Conquest as the backlist request.

    teabird17 ##at## yahoo dot com

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  39. I would be thrilled to win ANY book!

    Thanks so much.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  40. I've just discovered Elizabeth Chadwick (saw Greatest Knight in a bookstore - definitely going to read that one as soon as possible!). I would like to be entered in both contests to win Greatest Knight.

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  41. I'm new to Elizabeth Chadwick and am definitely going to keep reading her books.
    For the backlist I would love to win a copy of any book by EC, except "The Lords of the White Castle"
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, girls!
    preciousarwen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I'm new to Elizabeth Chadwick but I definitely want to read the Greatest Knight.

    Thanks,
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I read one of EC's books before and enjoyed it. Truly an adventure. Would live to read the Greatest Knight.
    Thank you!
    jennygirl73(AT)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I would love to read anything by Ms Chadwick. I am on the waiting list for several at PBS but they never seem to be traded. She must be very good and I would like to give her a try.

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  45. I love Elizabeth Chadwick's storytelling. I already have nearly all of her books (The Time of Singing just arrived!), with only The Running Vixen left on my to-buy list. If that doesn't qualify as backlist (as it is being re-released), I would love another copy of The Greatest Knight to share with my sister.

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