Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee Giveaway Hop

So as everybody in Britain knows, this weekend is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, which means that she's been on the throne for a whole 60 years. She's only 4 years away from being the longest reigning monarch of all time, after Queen Victoria.

There's a public holiday next week and shops everywhere are closing to celebrate. Street parties are popping up and you just can't walk past a shop window without seeing British flags. Honestly? I love it. I'm a staunch monarchist and it's wonderful to see everybody uniting to celebrate our Queen.

Ellie, from Curiousity Killed the Bookworm, is also doing her part! She's set up the Jubilee Giveaway Hop and Booking in Heels is proud to be a part of that.

Two people will win one of the following books by British authors. If you want a later book in that particular series, that's okay too. Open to anywhere The Book Depository ships.


So, that's - 

We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch 


To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter below and then hop on to the other blogs! a Rafflecopter giveaway

31 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for doing this guys! :) And thanks for making it international!!

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway!! :D and thanks you for making it international too! Rule Britania! :D

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  3. What fun! I think it would be wonderful to be there to celebrate!

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  4. I'm loving the long weekend and this hop is a great icing on the jubilee cakes! :-)

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  5. I might not be British, but hey, any reason is great to celebrate, right? Especially if it involves a giveaway, teehee!

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  6. Hey chuck! What an awesome idea - I'd have totally joined in if I'd known about it! I watched the most lovely documentary about the Queen last night - the one with Alan Titchmarsh on ITV - then switched over to the news where some Republic guy was blathering on about how it was just sixty years in a job, dudes, nothing to fuss about. SHOW SOME RESPECT, MAN, SHE'S THE FRICKIN' REIGNING MONARCH! I really wish we were closing at some point and not working right through all four days though, it feels like we're missing out on all the fun... *waves Union Jack cheerfully*

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  7. Thanks you a lot for making this international. I've read a review on "the rivers of London" and i was really interested in this one so thanks you for this opportunity to win it

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  8. Thanks for a great giveaway - I don't think I'd know which to choose if I won!

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  9. And I shall be working for the next few days - boo! Wish I could celebrate in some way. I suppose entering your giveaway and begging for How to be a Woman, Pirates (bought book 2 in the Kindle Daily Deal the other day), and Rivers of London would do it. /beg. ;)

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  10. Woah...AWESOME giveaway! I hope I win, so I can score Caitlin Morgan's memoir!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway!! I love that we have a monarchy and the Queen is kind of great. Plus, she's the perfect marketing asset for Britain, hahahaha ;)

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  12. Thanks You so-so much :)
    and so good for you have at least a Queen :) here we have noone..and it's boring and too modern , ahh.

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  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Wow, awesome choices. thanks for the chance to win though. :)

    -lauren

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  16. Your giveaways are always awesome :-) And of course a few of these are already on my TBR as you've raved about them! I like that our reading tastes are similar enough for me to pretty much be sure that I'll... if not love at least have a strong opinion about any book that you like!

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  17. (Ah-ha! I'm commenting again! Watch me fly...)

    I kind of wasn't going to enter because I thought it would be weird if I won...although I don't know why!

    Regardless, you know that I think that you're one of the most generous humans that I know. What a perfect way to acknowledge the Jubilee :)

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  18. thank you so much for this giveaway! GBU<3

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  19. Great hop and thank you for the giveaway!
    Artemis

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  20. This is an awesome giveaway! Hurray for the Queen!

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  21. Those are some fantastic books. I love the national pride :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Good Omens is one of my favorite books!

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  23. Wow, how awesome is this. I say rule Britannia too and I love in California!

    The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this

    email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway-some great books!

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  26. thank you for the international giveaway!
    Kristia Miltiadou

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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