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Doing the Happy Dance

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Doing the Happy Dance

Post by EC2 » Tue March 8th, 2011, 7:11 pm

... because To Defy A King has just won the UK's Best Historical Novel in the RNA's annual book awards. The judges were Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society, Elizabeth Hawkesly, author and writing tutor, and Diana Pearson, President of the RNA. This couldn't have come at a better time as I'm in the midst of contract negotiations in the UK and TDAK has just come out in the USA. I'll blog about it later. The venue - the Gladstone Library in Whitehall Place overlooking the Thames was absolutely stunning. :D
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Misfit » Tue March 8th, 2011, 7:33 pm

Oh congrats on the win and well deserved.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue March 8th, 2011, 7:47 pm

That's fantastic! Congratulations.

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Post by wendy » Tue March 8th, 2011, 7:53 pm

Awesome! Fabulous news and many congrats.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue March 8th, 2011, 8:10 pm

Way to Go! Congrats EC!

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Post by Carla » Tue March 8th, 2011, 8:11 pm

Congratulations!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue March 8th, 2011, 9:39 pm

Great news, EC! Congratulations.

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Post by Libby » Tue March 8th, 2011, 10:08 pm

Well done. A well deserved win for an excellent novel. :)
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Post by Susan » Tue March 8th, 2011, 10:33 pm

Super news! A well deserved congratulations!
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue March 8th, 2011, 10:37 pm

Congratulations EC! That's great!

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