Bernard Cornwell ‘Death of Kings’ Giveaway Competition #histnovelcomp

The Historical Novel Society is working with Bernard Cornwell and his publishers HarperCollins to bring you the chance to win tickets to one of three events to hear him talk about his work or win a copy of his new book ‘Death of Kings’.

Bernard Cornwell needs no introduction.  He is the master of historical fiction, creator of Sharpe, the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord Chronicles about Arthur, The Grail Quest novels about the Hundred Years’ War and the Saxon stories.

‘Death of Kings’, the next book in the Saxon series, continues the story of Uhtred, this time through the tumultuous years which follow the death of Alfred the Great as two men struggle to inherit the crown of Wessex.

How to enter:

To enter you must tweet (or email your answer to: richard at historicalnovelsociety dot org) the answer to one of these questions using the hash tag #histnovelcomp:

For tickets to see Bernard at Ely Cathedral: What is the Saxon word for Ely?

For tickets to see Bernard at Winchester Cathedral: What is the Saxon word for Winchester?

For a hardback of Death of Kings: What is the first book in the Making of England series?

For an ebook of Death of Kings: What was the name of Alfred’s kingdom?

Your answering tweet MUST use the hashtag #histnovelcomp  in order to be counted.

The contest closes at noon GMT+1 (Noon British Summer Time) on Monday 26th September 2011.

Prize Event Details:

Win a pair of tickets to a Bernard Cornwell Book Tour event for the release of DEATH OF KINGS. We have six pairs of tickets for each event to give away:

MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER: ELY CATHEDRAL, Ely, Cambridgeshire. 7.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm)
Supported by Toppings Bookshop. T: 01353 645005.

TUESDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER; WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL, 9 The Close, Winchester. 7.45pm (doors open at 7.15pm)
Bernard Cornwell in conversation with historian and novelist James Holland at Winchester Cathedral, talking about Death of Kings, Cornwell’s new novel about King Alfred and a major part of England’s history.
Supported by Waterstone’s Winchester High Street – 97 High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH – Tel: 0843 290 8689

THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER; Simpson Room, Waterstone’s, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE. 7pm.
Bernard Cornwell in conversation with Toby Clements, the Daily Telegraph Literary critic.  Tickets also available from Waterstones Piccadilly 020 7851 2419.

These are great events. Even if you don’t win, you can buy tickets through Waterstone’s. We look forward to seeing you there!

Prize Books

We also have 10 copies of ‘Death of Kings’ to give away. 5 hard copy and a further 5 e-books.

Terms and conditions apply:

1.      Entry into the competition is your acceptance of these terms.

2.      This competition is promoted by The Historical Novel Society.

3.      The prizes include 5 hard copies of DEATH OF KINGS and 5 ebook copies of DEATH OF KINGS; and pairs of tickets to each of 3 Bernard Cornwell Book Tour events for the release of DEATH OF KINGS:

MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER: ELY CATHEDRAL, Ely, Cambridgeshire. 7.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm)

TUESDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER; WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL, 9 The Close, Winchester. 7.45pm (doors open at 7.15pm)

THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER; Simpson Room, Waterstone’s, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE. 7pm.

4.      This competition is open to all residents of the UK and Ireland, aged 18 or over, except for employees of the promoter or any companies or agencies directly connected with the creation of and administration of this promotion or their families.

6.      The competition closes Monday 26th September 2011.

7.     Entries received via all participating bloggers and tweeters will be pooled and the winners  will be selected at random from all correct  entries received.

8.      Responsibility will not be accepted for damaged, lost or delayed entries and the winning decision is final.

9.     The prizes  are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-divisible and no cash alternatives will be offered.

10.     You may enter as often as you like by tweeting the correct answer with the relevant hashtags.

11.     No purchase is necessary.

12.     Entrants accept that if they win, the promoters will have the right, without additional payment or permission, to use their name for the purpose of announcing the winner of this competition and for related promotional purposes.

13.     Any dispute relating to this competition shall be subject to the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

14.     The Historical Novel Society excludes all liability, so far as is permitted by law, which may arise in connection with this competition.

15.     The Historical Novel Society reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage.

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One response to “Bernard Cornwell ‘Death of Kings’ Giveaway Competition #histnovelcomp

  1. Mk

    Just entered this without reading all the rules – doh. I’m not a resident of the UK or Ireland. Too bad, I would have loved a copy of the book. Oh well, maybe next time. 🙂

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