Giveaway: The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley (US only)
January 11, 2012 23 Comments
Giveaway: The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley
Yesterday, you could read my review of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret HERE. I thought this was a wonderful book so I asked the publishers (Broadway Paperbacks / Crown Publishing Group) if I could give a copy away to my readers – and they said yes!
What’s the book about?
In the 1760s, a young French peasant woman sails around the world dressed as a man. Jeanne Baret travels as the assistant of the botanist Philibert Commerson, with whom she has had a relationship that started when they worked together in France.
This is a non-fiction account of life and customs in 18th Century France followed by a reconstruction by the author of Baret’s time aboard the ship and the stop-offs at foreign countries (South America, South Sea, etc.) to look for new plants.
Read more in my review HERE. I loved the book and gave it 5 stars!
One US reader can win a copy of this book. Let me know in the comments why you want to win this book. If you tweet about the giveaway you will get one extra entry (leave a link to your tweet in a comment).
You don’t need to be a follower of this blog. On Wednesday January 18th I’ll draw a winner. I will send the winner an email and they have 3 days (72 hours) to reply or a new winner is chosen. US only this time, sorry.