Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HT News

Lauren Willig has announced that she has been working with illustrator Joanne Renaud to create comic versions of a few scenes from the Purple Gentian's adventures. Best of all, there will be a chance for her fans to win copies of the cartoons. They are signed, limited editions, and will up for grabs on Tuesday. Below is just one of the scenes. To have a look at the rest, head over to  Lauren's site.

Celticlady from Blog O' The Irish is celebrating her first blogiversary, and to celebrate she is giving away a book from a selection of those she has reviewed. There are a number which may be of interest to hsitorical fiction readers.

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Gaskell, and so to celebrate Laurel Ann from Austenprose has organised a blog tour to various sites who are going to be talking about Elizabeth Gaskell and her books (and the mini-series adaptations - yay! more Richard Armitage). You can see all the stops on the tour here.

Other giveaways

Heart of Lies by ML Malcolm (2 copies) at Hist-fic Chick
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel by Diana Gabaldon at Blog O' The Irish
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (audiobook) at Fly High!
Mr Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson (2 copies) at Austenesque Reviews


  1. Thanks for the shout out on the Gaskell blog tour. I am excited about the Pink Carnation graphic novels. What a great idea! Go Lauren!

  2. You are welcome! I meant to do it at the start!

  3. That's great news about Lauren's graphic tie-ins. Seems as if that could be fun for a lot of adventure-centered historical fiction!