Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY -This is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees

I would like to welcome Celia Rees to the blog today - I got the chance to ask her who she would invite to her ideal dinner party?

This is a tricky one. Will they like each other? Does that matter? What on earth will I give them to eat? It’s worse than being on ‘Come Dine With Me’!

My guests are:

William Shakespeare – because he is so enigmatic. After writing The Fool’s Girl, in which he is a character, I’d like to know what he was really like. I’d also like to ask him where he got his ideas from and I’m sure my other guests would be interested to know that, too.

W.B. Yeats – because I love his poetry and I want to know about his membership of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Mary Shelley – she can tell me the real story behind the origin of Frankenstein and dish the dirt on Lord Byron and the Romantic poets.

Miss Austen and her creation, Emma Woodhouse. They will make sure etiquette is observed.

Daniel Defoe. He can tell us entertaining stories about pirates.


BIOG: Celia Rees studied history at university before going on to teach English in comprehensive schools. She has used her passion for the past and her love of literature to create much-loved novels such as the highly acclaimed Witch Child and its sequel Sorceress, as well asPirates!, Sovay and The Fool’s Girl. Her new book, This is Not Forgiveness, is published in February 2012 and is available in paperback and eBook.  





FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF - This is not forgiveness by Celia Rees...

...just leave me a comment TELLING ME WHO WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL DINNER GUEST also please leave your email address (if you don't want to leave your email address below just send me an email and leave a comment telling me you've chosen that option -



  1. Don't enter me in teh giveaway as I already have This is Not Forgiveness - but I really wanted to answer your question!

    Personally I would love to have Stephen Fry for a dinner guest - you just know that the conversation will be witty and charming - and you would learn stuff! :)

  2. I would like to have The Queen as my dinner guest, I find her fascinating and it would be interesting.

  3. It was great fun deciding on the dinner guests and wonderful to see them so elegantly presented. It would be quite a glittery occasion!

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  5. Well - living I might have to say JK Rowling. Although on the Harry Potter front - I bet Helena Bonham Carter would make for an entertaining guest.
    Dead - John Adams (the ex-president) because he's one of my favorite historical figures. Jane Austen is up there as well.

  6. Alison - JK Rowling would definitely be on my list too! I think it would be great to get some time to discuss writing and her success story.

    Sam - I think that I would rather go to the Queen's for dinner :)

    Celia - Thanks for stopping by :)

    Mel - Stephen Fry would be an Awesome dinner guest, I bet he'd have some fantastic stories to keep everyone entertained.

  7. I would love to have J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl as dinner guests because I love their books.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I would Love Robert Pattinson to be my dinner guest, do I even need to explain why? I would just stare at him all day ;)

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