'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness

Today I am so excited to be a part of the Deborah Harkness The Book of Life blog tour. The absolutely wonderful people at Headline and Bookbridgr have given me an extract of all three books for you all to read. Not only that but one lucky person is in with a chance to win ALL of the books for themselves to celebrate the publication of the final book in this fantastic trilogy. 

The Book of Life



2. Complete the entries in the Rafflecopter to enter.
3. You have to accept the prize in 48 hours or we draw another winner.
4. Myself nor Headline are not responsible for lost books!
5. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone that is breaking these rules.


About the author:
My life has been a series of left turns that nevertheless took me in the right direction (though it didn't always seem so at the time). I went to college to be a theater major and ended up studying the Renaissance. I went to grad school to become a college administrator and loved to teach so much I became a college professor instead. I thought I wanted to be a Tudor-Stuart historian, and found myself a historian of science. I started blogging because a friend needed help on a project in 2006 and am still blogging about wine today. I started writing a novel in the fall of 2008, and it became a New York Times Bestseller in February 2011: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. The second volume in the All Souls Trilogy, SHADOW OF NIGHT, came out in July 2012 and debuted at #1 on the NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller's List. What's next? The final volume of the trilogy, of course: THE BOOK OF LIFE, coming July 15 2014 to the US, UK, Canada, and Republic of Ireland.

Follow Deborah:
Deborah’s faculty profile at the University of Southern California (USC)
Deborah’s wine blog, GoodWineUnder$20
Deborah Harkness’ Facebook page
Press and reviews for A Discovery of Witches
Press and reviews for Shadow of Night
Twitter: @DebHarkness


  1. No I have not read any of the series of books so far but would love to

  2. I finished A Discovery of Witches last week and loved it.

  3. I haven't read any of this series yet but it's on my 'to-read' list.

  4. I haven't read any yet but they're all in my massive TBR!

  5. I recently bought the first two books in a bundle and haven't read them yet, but I'm excited to get round to them!

  6. Thanks for sharing the excerpts for all three books love! I still need to get into my copy of book 1...I've owned it for AGES. I know it's something I'll like (probably love), but I just need to find the time to actually read it XD Good luck to everyone entering!!

  7. My boss has been telling me to read A Discovery of Witches for over a year now. I just haven't had time but I really want to get to them!

  8. These sound fantastic! What a writing career so far, have you got any more novels planned for the future?

  9. Hey,

    nice giveaway
    I haven't read it yet but it would be great :)


  10. no havent read yet but def on my list to read now

  11. Just got all 3 so looking forward to starting, good sign you liked it so much. I'd like to win to gift to a friend - thanks for the chance :)

  12. I haven't read any of them as yet but the blurb on them is great!

  13. I've read the first two books, its a great story - looking forward to reading the third, whether I win or not ;o) Rafflecopter entries in my real name NIKKI HAYES

  14. Hsven't read any of it but would like to ( Melanie M )

  15. I haven't read any part of this series yet but I want to!!


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