Be one of the first to read Charles Frazier's Varina

Varina

We're giving 100 Caboodlers the chance to read Charles Frazier's Varina, a stunning and timely novel about the chaos and devastation of the American Civil War, before it's out in September.

The new novel from the number one bestselling author of Cold Mountain - a stunning portrait of the devastation left by the American Civil War, as seen through the eyes of a woman who played a part at the heart of it.

With her marriage prospects ruined in the wake of her father's financial decline, teenage Varina Howell decides her best option is to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. When he instead pursues a career in politics and is appointed President of the Confederacy, it puts Varina at the white-hot centre of one of the darkest moments in American history - culpable regardless of her intentions.

As the Confederacy prepares to surrender and she finds herself friendless and alone, Varina and her children escape Richmond. With her marriage in tatters and the country divided, they travel south, now fugitives with 'bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit'.

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5 Caboodle Points


Get a copy of the new book by the author of Cold Mountain

This competition ended on 23/08/2018

Terms and Conditions

100 x winners will receive a copy of Varina by Charles Frazier

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.
  • As books are sent to winners prior to publication, the covers may differ from the image shown, and may be uncorrected proof copies. 
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 23rd August 2018.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., and employees of participating bookshops.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. The maximum number of Caboodle Points that can be collected by entering competitions is 250 within a 12 month period. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd. using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details will be shared securely with the publisher in order to fulfil the dispatch of Caboodle Firsts books.
  • Winners will receive a copy of the Caboodle Firsts title to the address they provided upon entering.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd., 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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