Happy Birthday, Zaronza! Win a Signed Copy to Celebrate

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My first novel, The House at Zaronza, is four years old and to celebrate I have one signed paperback copy to award to a lucky winner. Read on to find out how to enter.

Set on the stunning Mediterranean island of Corsica at the beginning of the 20th century and at the Western Front during World War I, The House at Zaronza is based loosely on a true story that we found when on holiday on Corsica.

The main character is Maria, the daughter of a bourgeois family in a village on the coast of Cap Corse. She and the local schoolmaster carry on a secret relationship, since her parents would disapprove, but everything is against these star-crossed lovers. The novel follows Maria’s fortunes into World War I and beyond.

The House at Zaronza was first published by Crooked Cat Books in 2014. It has been reissued this year in a new edition with some minor editorial changes and a new cover. I’m delighted to say that it remains popular with readers.

“A lovely book,” TripFiction

“Vanessa Couchman writes with intelligence and skill,” Historical Novels Review

“This book will take you by the hand and heart to Corsica.” Amazon customer review

How to enter:

Simply go to my Facebook page and do these two things to be eligible to enter the draw:

  • Like the pinned post at the top of the page about this giveaway;
  • Comment on the pinned post to say why you’d like to win it.

The competition continues until Wednesday 1st August at noon British Summer Time (GMT+1). The winner will be drawn at random and notified via Facebook private message. Facebook is not associated in any way with this prize draw or its administration.

Copyright © Vanessa Couchman 2018, all rights reserved

Published by Vanessa in France

We moved to an 18th-century farmhouse in SW France in 1997. I'm fascinated by French history, rural traditions and customs. I also write historical novels and short stories.

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