Wednesday, 3 April 2013

THE HALF A MILLION HITS GIVE AWAY...



As a special thank you to all followers of The Virtual Victorian, Essie Fox is giving away a personalised signed copy of The Somnambulist and also of Elijah's Mermaid.



Please leave a comment in the box below and Essie will choose a winner at random - to be announced here on the blog on April 8th.

40 comments:

  1. As an avid reader I would recommend The Somnambulist to anyone and everyone, it is witout a doubt one of the top 5 books I have ever read. I'm looking forward to Elijah's Mermaid becoming available as an audiobook.

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  2. What a landmark achievement, congratulations! The Virtual Victorian has been such a wonderful source of escapism and inspiration - here's to another half a million hits!

    Jem xXx

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  3. Well done Essie on such a landmark. Both your books are wonderful and always recommend them.

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  4. Always a delight to discover new books.

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  5. Congratulations! I've heard many good things about both books and would love to read them :-)

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  6. Indeed, congratulations, Essie. I do not need copies of either book because I have them both and love them! But i wanted to add to VV the celebrations.

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  7. Congratulations on a landmark half a million hits - wow. I thoroughly enjoyed The Somnambulist but have yet to read Elijah's Mermaid.

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  8. How generous of you, Essie!!! That's wonderful! Congrats!

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  9. I would love to win this prize. The Somnambulist is one of my all time favourite books and I'm reading Elijah's Mermaid just now. Brilliant! All the best, Corinne

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  10. Two books I would love to read (and win!).

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  11. I'm in! Congrats on all of your hits.

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  12. Excellent, Essie. I just love your books' covers. Very eye-catching.

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  13. I love your blog, we use it as a basis for home education, always so very interesting so we would love to win your books x

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  15. I would love to them both.... this is so exciting!

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  17. Two signed copies? Count me in! =)

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  18. Would LOVE to win this! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

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  19. Congrats on achieving the half million hits mark and on producing two stunning and brilliant books.

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  20. I would love to win your books. What a wonderful way to celebrate half a million hits!

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  21. Congratulations!! I would love a copy of the books, as they are both on my Amazon wishlist for when I have enough pennies to buy them, being a poor student (of Victorian Literature) ;-)

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  22. Love your blog and would love to read your books too. Congratulations!

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  23. "Beak," says He.
    "I watched the Somnambulist, a regular brick...
    Laugh at the web-toed girl which offended old Elijah
    who gave the brick a good slating shouting
    SHE'S A MERMAID! A MERMAID SHE IS!
    The Somnambulist kept on laughing cause
    he don't bleed a drop."

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  24. Awesome! I would love to win! Thanks!

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  25. Would love to read these. Thank you.

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  26. Keep up the good work! Your blog has helped me so much in my research.

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  27. oh! me me me !!! :) please

    I already have both on my shelf - but I would love nice new signed copies

    absolutely wonderful blog and brilliant to reach 1/2 million hits

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  28. Congratulations and thank you for the opportunity to win these wonderful books.Looking forward to the next one (no pressure!).

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  29. I would love to have these, especially The Somnambulist, in my classroom--I have a few very devoted potential Victorian addicts!

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  30. Heaps of congratulations and thank you for giving us the chance to win signed copies of your books! I discovered and adored both at my local library, and would love to have my own copies.

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  31. Congrats! Would love to read these :)

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  32. That would be so exciting...no less than half a million hits, of course :)

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  33. A fantastic landmark! Would love the chance to curl up with these books and some chocolate if it's not too late to enter....

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  34. Congratulations, that's fabulous! The books are beautiful!

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  35. What a great thing to do! I hope i'm not too late.. Love your research and writing.

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  36. Hello, Essie! I'm reading 'The Somnabulist' at the moment and enjoying it very much, and I do hope to read your follow-up novel too. I love Gothic 'Vic. Lit.', and am intrigued by the allusions to Music Hall, Pre-Raphaelite painting and the East End. I hope you won't mind if I point out one tiny anachronism; I believe that the song 'Burlington Bertie from Bow' was written in 1915, as a parody of a slightly earlier 1900 song, so Essie wouldn't have heard it at Wiltons in the 1880s. But never mind--Dickens made mistakes too--he had Mr Jingle describe the Paris Uprising of 1830 three years before it happened!)

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  37. But I couldn't resist it Sue - as the setting of the novel was Bow. I hope that the anachronism didn't irritate too much.

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    1. No, not at all. I appreciate the rationale behind it!

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  38. Right - I've been as fair as I can and I wrote out all your names and put them in a pot - and the first name to be drawn out was ..Abigail.

    Abigail, please send me an email with your name, address etc to virtualvictorian@gmail.com and I'll send the books off asap - also if you have a particular dedication you would like, just let me know.

    Congratulations!

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  39. Dear Essie, I have Emailed my details. Thank you so very much!

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