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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.

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