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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Celebratory International Giveaway of Capuchin Classic – The Green Hat by Michael Arlen

I have been blogging for just over three months and have enjoyed it so much that I would like to thank you all with a giveaway competition.

I have one brand new copy of the Capuchin Classic The Green Hat by Michael Arlen which I am willing to send anywhere in the world – so don’t worry where you are – if you like the sound of the book – simply enter the giveaway by leaving a comment below.

The Capuchin foreword is by Kirsty Gunn, and as always, Angela Landels has provided a simple but lovely line drawing for the cover illustration.

The back of the book is most enticing:

The Green Hat perfectly captures the atmosphere of the 1920s – the post-war fashion for verbal smartness, youthful cynicism and the spirit of rebellion of the “bright young things” of Mayfair.

Iris Storm, femme fatale, races around London and Europe in her yellow Hispano-Suiza in a swirl of romantic intrigue. Yet beneath the glamour she is destined to be a tragic heroine.

The brilliance of The Green Hat that was recognised when it was first published in 1924 led to its adoption for the screen, with Greta Garbo starring as Iris Storm”.

Floating around the blogosphere there are some lovely reviews – by Elaine at Random Jottings, Frisbee at Frisbee: A Book Journal and Simon at Stuck in a Book.


I have included a shot of the cover and a lovely photograph of Greta Garbo in the film of the book - A Woman of Affairs.

If you would like to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below, and I will draw a winner at random.

28 comments:

  1. What fun! I do love Capuchin Classics, although I don't actually own any! And congratulations on three months of blogging - here's to many more.

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  2. Only three months and already holding a competition. You're doing well, better than me and in theory I've been at it for years.

    I'm not one to win competitions but I love to enter them, if only to prove the point, I never win.

    I'm glad that you are invoking the spirit of the 1920s with The Green Hat. Such glamour. Thanks for linking us to these reviews.

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  3. Wonderful! Please enter me in the competition. I don't have any Capuchin classics though I'm sure I'll love them!

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  4. Congratulations on your three months of blogging - I bet you can't remember not being a blogger now!

    What a fantastic giveaway - this sounds right up my street. Please enter me!

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  5. This sounds fantastic - please enter me! Iris Storm sounds like she is just the sort of character that I love!

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  6. Well I've only been poking around your blog for about a week and I must say you're doing a great job. Happy 3 months! Capuchin Classics are hard to come by in the states and this one does look lovely. Please enter me too!

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  7. Congrats on your three-month anniversary! I've love to win a copy of this novel--I'm swooning at the promise of bathtub gin and haberdashery!! Please enter me.

    constance.reader@gmail.com

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  8. I'd love a copy, Hannah - please enter me in the draw. If for no other reason than that I can find out what an Hispano-Suiza looks like...

    Garbo was so beautiful its barely comprehensible, wasn't she?

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  9. What an astonishing face Garbo had - really riveting beauty and none of that airbrushing or plumped up breasts either. Just discovered your lovely blog too - thanks for the advice by the way. I'll be back!

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  10. What a wonderful giveaway! Congratulations on your first three months. I hope that you are around for many more anniversaries! I'd love a chance to win a copy of The Green Hat, so please do enter me in your giveaway! I just mentioned to my husband that you never see Hispano-Suiza's mentioned anymore. I can only actually think of one book that features one.

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  11. I'd love to enter. And I hadn't realised you were so new, you seem so accomplished!

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  12. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds like something I would enjoy.

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  13. I love the sound of this book but I haven't read any Capuchin classics though. Greta looks wonderful in that picture isn't it....

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  14. Congratulation!
    Please enter me - I've never heard of the author or this book. I had to look him up and found that he was Armenian. So even if I'm not lucky enough to win your book I'll try to find some of his books, to see if he is as good as one of my favorite authors, also Armenian, W. Saroyan.
    Margaretha

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  15. I'd love to join the celebrations! Please enter me for the competition. Well done on three months of blogging!

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  16. Three months of blogging and a giveaway already! You seem to have accomplished a much better and enjoyable blog than I have in my mere 4 months. Congratulations! I do hope you stick around long.

    I came here through a comment on my blog, btw, and I can't believe I hadn't discovered yours before. I'm slowly reading through some of your reviews and they're so well-written!

    I'd like to be entered into the competition.

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  17. I would love to be entered! I got my first Capuchin catalogue on the mail recently and have been drooling after several of the books, including this one. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  18. If you've ever seen my blog you know how much I love reading the 20's!

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  19. *sigh* Why do all the fun women meet tragic ends?

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  20. I love your pretty yellow blog with the still life of fruit. This book sounds lovely and a wonderful tale of a bygone era. It would be wonderful to win a copy.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  21. The book sounds fantastic, and that is one of my favourite eras to read about.

    And congratulations on three months of blogging. Do you even remember a time when you weren't blogging?

    ~ Rayna

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  22. I am not a month into blogging, but your blog inspires me on seeing your progress. Your blog is exciting - delicious even - and I am about to peruse it avidly. Thank you!

    Yes, I would love to be entered in the draw.

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  23. Congrats on three months! I so enjoy coming here to visit. You don't have to enter me in the drawing - I'm not interested in the book - but I wanted to thank you for your blog.

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  24. Sounds great and congratulations on your first three months.

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  25. Nice giveaway! I already have a copy of this and am dying to read it (but it's in a queue) so don't include me in the competition. Happy three months and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  26. I would love to win this! I'm so interested in these small press special editions. Thanks for entering me!

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  27. Hannah, this sounds fabulous, and also I new to me title; thanks for the giveaway.

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

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  28. wonderful! would love to read this over the summer time...perfect item for the beach :)

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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