Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Delayed Prize Draw (Yes, There are Prizes!)

If you can't remember why I'm having a prize draw, it's to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog and other momentous events.

How to Play

The rules are fairly standard.  It is a prize draw in which you can earn up to three entries.

  1. Enter by commenting on this post.  You don't have to commit yourself now to which prize you want, but I will find it interesting to know what prizes people are drawn to (if it's just the concept of Free Stuff, that's alright).
  2. You can earn another entry by being a follower of the blog - either existing or new.
  3. Another entry comes your way if you promote this draw (either on your own blog or elsewhere).  You'll have to let me know that you've done so via the comments.
The draw will be made on Sunday 8 September.  There will be three winners.

The Prizes
  • David Day, A Guide to Tolkien




  • Penguin Classics, Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources



  •  John Wacher, Roman Britain




  • D Mason & A Selwood, Right Up the Empire - Victorian illustrations with amusing (modern) captions.  This one's got a torn dust jacket (but it's free!)



  • Jules Stewart, The Khyber Rifles: From the British Raj to Al Qaeda




  • Patrick Abbott, The British Airship at War, 1914-1918



  • Geoffrey Bennett, The Battle of Jutland




  • Six postcards of Edward VII



  •  Six various royalty postcards  



Good luck everyone!

As this post is probably going to generate some traffic, I have no qualms in pointing out that I don't just give books away - I sell them too.  Go here to buy some!

52 comments:

  1. I want in! Wow. Lots of nice offerings there. I will definitely give this a plug.

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    1. Plug is here: http://cstoesen.blogspot.com/2013/08/another-prize-draw-nice-books-as-prizes.html

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    2. Cheers Chris, your name's it the hat.

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  2. Edwin, I would like to partake in this prize draw please, I am particularly interested in any of the first 3 offerings. I shall return with a link in due course once I have published a nice plug.

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    1. Plug can be found here:
      http://napoleonicwargamingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/edwin-is-having-prize-draw.html

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    2. Thanks. Those three seem popular.

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  3. Ooh! Me! Me! Me!
    Ahem, I mean, I wish to express my interest in entering this competition. Expect a promotional post on my blog soon.

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    1. And here it is... http://hereford1938.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/and-thus-i-gain-one-extra-point.html

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    2. Decorum man! Remember you're British!

      Thanks for the plug Jon.

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  4. Excellent prizes; please include me. I am most interested in the Alfred the Great Book and the Edward VII post cards.

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    1. OK Mike. If you win, I'll throw in a Vesta Tilly.

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  5. I've done the promotion as requested - http://wargamesleadslifenstuff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/another-give-away.html - (though I'd have done it anyway - creep, creep!) so good luck with the exercise - do you want my address for the prize now?

    The khyber Rifles, Jutland or Tolkein pse.)

    Thanks in anticipation (!)

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    1. You do know you're not going to win, don't you?

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  6. Me too please, I came for the free books but stayed to look around... that's what I love about blogs like that it sent me on a search for local VC winners (found one- awarded in WW1 the recipient lived until 1955) many thanks.

    Regards,

    Pete.

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    1. Ah, you've seen through my secret plan! I'm glad you're finding it of interest, do stick around for the ride.

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  7. Hi Edwin. Congrats on your win on our giveaway mate! I'd like to join in on yours too. Please mark me down for "Right Up The Empire". Here's a link to the plug on our blog: http://canisterandgrape.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/50k-prize-draw-winners.html

    Cheers,
    Millsy

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    1. Thanks Millsy. Best of luck with this one.

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  8. Hi there, I've found your blog via the post on canister and grape, I'm a new follower and would like to enter too please. Lots of interesting books, the airships and the Alfred the great one look the most interesting to me.

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    1. OK, best of luck. Airships are fun!

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  9. Great as above I found your blog by Canister and Grape. I would be up for the Khyber Rifles and Roman Britain book.

    Cheers

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  10. Sign me up Sir!! I'd be particularly interested in the Khyber Rifles book!

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    1. Popular book that one. Best of luck!

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    2. Just promoted your givaway over on my blog Edwin.

      http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/more-fiw-buildings-and-depressive.html

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  11. I'm in and on board for the Khyber Rifles book too!

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    1. Promoted......

      http://theangrylurker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/28mm-painted-victorian-sci-fi-tanks-and.html

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    2. Cheers! This isn't going to turn into a grudge match is it?

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  12. Wow - so many choices!

    and promoted:

    http://irregularwarbandfast.blogspot.ca/2013/08/thoughts-of-depressive-diplomatist.html

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  13. Addendum: The prizes - all of them!

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  14. Edwin, Please enter me in the draw as a new follower.Congratulations on your first belated anniversary.

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  15. Very nice prizes.
    Loki sent me here.
    cheers

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  16. PS. I like the first 3 prizes.
    I also like your blog after having a look around.
    cheers

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  17. Blast! I like more than one! Darn my Anglophilia!

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    1. Well, never mind - you might not win!

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  18. Having arrived at this destination from Fran (Angry Lurker's) Blog. I would appreciate it if you might consider this comment to be in support of his entry. Kind Regards Clint.

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  19. What a splendid horde of goodies to choose from! I would certainly like to be considered and will be clearly hoping for something with a nod to the Victorian era or perhaps Tolkien inspired.

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    1. I do my best Michael. Best of luck!

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  20. I would als like to enter - the Roman Britain book looks particularly spiffing

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    1. Yep, it's a classic.

      The Wife doesn't know I'm proposing to give it away. Although we have another copy, she might want to hang on to it (we had that conversation about Sweet's Anglo-Saxon primer, which *isn't* in the draw!).

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  21. Great idea!

    I think that it would have to be the Kyber rifles for me.... always interested in reading anything about British colonialism and India.

    Darrell.

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  22. Great prizes there chap and I too would be interested in the Kyber Rifles or Royal Post Cards

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    1. Cheers. We'll see how things pan out.

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  23. Congrats on the anniversary!
    I'm not so proud I won't enter, even though I won recently;)

    I plugged your contest here:
    http://laughingferret.blogspot.com/2013/08/top-10-robots-of-movies-give-away.html

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  24. Ah count e in: I fancy Ray's book

    ;-)

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  25. Congratulations. Enjoy this blog from time to time.

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