Sep 172008
 
THE TOWER, THE ZOO and THE TORTOISE
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by JULIA STUART
SEPTEMBER 22nd to SEPTEMBER 29th
SYNOPSIS (borrowed from Barnes & Noble):
   Brimming with charm and whimsy, this exquisite novel set in the Tower of London has the transportive qualities and delightful magic of the contemporary classics Chocolat and Amélie.

   Balthazar Jones has lived in the Tower of London with his loving wife, Hebe, and his 120-year-old pet tortoise for the past eight years. That’s right, he is a Beefeater (they really do live there). It’s no easy job living and working in the tourist attraction in present-day London.
   Among the eccentric characters who call the Tower’s maze of ancient buildings and spiral staircases home are the Tower’s Rack & Ruin barmaid, Ruby Dore, who just found out she’s pregnant; portly Valerie Jennings, who is falling for ticket inspector Arthur Catnip; the lifelong bachelor Reverend Septimus Drew, who secretly pens a series of principled erot­ica; and the philandering Ravenmaster, aiming to avenge the death of one of his insufferable ravens.
   When Balthazar is tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie within the Tower walls to house the many exotic animals gifted to the Queen, life at the Tower gets all the more interest­ing. Penguins escape, giraffes are stolen, and the Komodo dragon sends innocent people running for their lives. Balthazar is in charge and things are not exactly running smoothly. Then Hebe decides to leave him and his beloved tortoise “runs” away.
   Filled with the humor and heart that calls to mind the delight­ful novels of Alexander McCall Smith, and the charm and beauty of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise is a magical, wholly origi­nal novel whose irresistible characters will stay with you long after you turn the stunning last page.

THANKS TO LIZ, JUDY AND THE
FANTASTIC PEOPLE AT DOUBLEDAY
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I HAVE TWO (2) COPIES OF THIS GREAT BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN ONE.
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***ALL COMMENTS TO BE SEPARATE***

AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
FOR ALL ENTRIES
SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU, IF YOU WIN
***LEAVE COMMENT WITH YOUR FAVORITE ZOO ANIMAL***
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**EXTRA ENTRIES**
  • LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENT IF YOU PUBLICLY FOLLOW THIS BLOG (IF NOT, GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT ON RIGHT SIDE)
  • LEAVE SEPARATE ENTRY IF YOU GRAB MY BUTTON AND PLACE ON YOUR BLOG’S SIDEBAR
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  • LEAVE SEPARATE ENTRY IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
  • REMEMBER TO INCLUDE EMAIL ON EACH ENTRY
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***U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY***
***NO P.O. BOXES***
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***GIVEAWAY ENDS SEPTEMBER 29th AT 6pm est !!!!
WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG
AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL AND
WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO RESPOND OR
ANOTHER WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN.
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DISCLAIMER: Giveaway copies are supplied and shipped to winners via publisher, agent and/or author.
This blog hoststhe giveaway on behalf of the above.  No items that I receive
are ever sold…they are kept by me, or given to family and/or friends.

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  29 Responses to “Giveaway "The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise" 09/22 to 09/29 ENDED”

  1. Wow…this is some gorgeous blog…and…CONGRATS on your blog award from Coffee and a Book chic.

    I would like to enter your contest. I have heard good things about this book.

  2. I publicly follow your blog.

  3. I grabbed your button…it is beautiful as well.

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  4. I follow you on facebook…my name is Elizabeth Ann on there.

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  5. I follow you on twitter…well I submitted a request…I am @login4108 on there.

    silversolara AT Gmail DOT com

    I have 4 entries.

    THANKS for the great giveaway and CONGRATS on your award.

    FABULOUS blog.

  6. Cool giveaway~ (:

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  7. Following on GFC (:

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  8. I forgot my favorite zoo animal. Jeepers…sorry.

    Giraffe is my favorite zoo animal.

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  9. I am a follower. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  10. I'm a follower
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  11. My favorite zoo animal is koalas

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  12. Hmmm….my favorite animal? Does my husband count?? Oh wait! You said zoo animal! I guess I will have to go with penguins then–even though they are kinda stinky!

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  13. I already follow you

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  14. Already got your button too!

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  15. My favorite zoo animal is one not in the zoo, but running free! Otherwise I love the apes (gorillas and chimps in particular).

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  16. I follow

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  17. I follow via Twitter

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  18. I have your button:
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  19. I am a follower and the ocapi is my favorite zoo animal.
    I also have your button

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  20. My favorite animal is giraffes.

    mary@cire.com

  21. GFC follower Mary J

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  22. Fb liker.

  23. Gorgeous Blog! Makes me want to run out and by a roll top desk and start penning by hand.

    I haven't visited the zoo in almost two decades. (I live in a rural area and I don't think Cows & chickens count do they?) But I remember visiting the zoo when I was younger and I loved the Bird house/cage…the big open area where all the different birds fly around. I loved the sounds and the gracefulness of the birds. Now I want to go back.

  24. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. The book sounds fun.

    My favorite zoo animal is the giraffe.

    vminer@rochester.rr.com

  25. I follow publicly via google.

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  26. I've posted your button on my blog.

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  27. I follow you on facebook.

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  28. My favorite Zoo animal would be the Gorilla.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

  29. I follow you with GFC.

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