Win copies of Alexander Chee's The Queen of the Night

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If your book group loves historical fiction we’ve got a bewitched, gorgeous, and epic novel for you . . .

Michael Joseph are giving away a set of ten copies of Alexander Chee’s beautiful and immersive operatic tale The Queen of the Night to three lucky reading groups. This is a sweeping tale of Lilliet Berne and her transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano.

For the chance to win a set for your group, simply email michaeljosephcomms@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk before 5pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Please also tell us a bit about your reading group, why you would love to get your hands on a copy, and if you would be happy to review this title for us.

About the book:

“One doesn’t so much read it, as one is bewitched by it. Epic, gorgeous, haunting” Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life

“Brilliantly extravagant” Vogue

When it begins, it begins as an opera should begin: in a palace, at a ball, in an encounter with a stranger, who you discover has your fate in his hands . . .

She is Lilliet Berne. And she is the soprano.

1882. One warm autumn evening in Paris, Lilliet is finally offered an original role, though it comes at a price. The part is based on her deepest secret.

Only four people could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her still, one wants only to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all.

In taking this role Lilliet is forced to confront her darkest lies but will the truth save Lilliet – or destroy her?

Closing date: 28th February 2018

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