We have time to squeeze in a quick giveaway before Thanksgiving, right? Right!
Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair is the companion to the PBS Masterpiece series — so possibly a good gift for someone who is a fan, if not for yourself — and let’s flip it over and virtually read the back copy, shall we?
More than 16 million viewers watched the first season of the Masterpiece presentation of Victoria,created and written by Daisy Goodwin―the highest-rated PBS drama in twenty years, second only to Downton Abbey. But what happened after the Queen married her handsome prince? Did they live happily ever after, or did their marriage, like so many royal marriages past and present, fizzle into a loveless round of duty? This all-new companion book by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan transports us to the private world of Victoria and Albert. Though first cousins, they could not have been more different: Victoria was impulsive, emotional, and capricious, Albert cautious, self-controlled, and logical. But together they forged a bond with each other and with their people that would change the world. Drawing on letters and diaries and fresh insights into royal history, this gorgeous book charts the constant ebb and flow of power within the couple’s surprisingly ardent and modern marriage. Sumptuously illustrated and full of rich insider detail, Victoria & Albert takes us behind the scenes of the magnificent TV drama, including fascinating, in-depth information on the actors, the props, and the costumes – and bringing an extraordinary royal marriage even more fully to life.
I have five — FIVE — copies to give away!
THE TASK: I’ll be picking the winner at random, but please comment to enter. Here is today’s hypothetical query: Say you somehow find yourself in a magical conundrum wherein you are forced to be married to a royal personage for two years. This royal personage can be ANYONE throughout history or time; dead or live, married to someone else or not, of your sexual orientation or no, of any gender. WHO IS IT? Bear in mind, however, that this magical conundrum does not come with a protection spell: If you want to risk Henry VIII, you are betting that you can hang onto your head for two years.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, November 28th. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the publisher. Open to US residents only. GFY uses affiliate links when appropriate — like the one to Amazon in this post — which means we earn a little money when you click through and/or buy stuff. Thank you!)