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A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence – until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. — Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. It is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love.


ISBN 9781455594085, Paperback

There are currently  3 Members Wishing for this book.

1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member in good standing to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

You have until Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12 noon ET, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!


Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

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69 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Mary S. (mscottcgp) , says:

    Thanks for my free book last week; it came today! Mary

  2. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Steve B. (fog) says:

    Sounds interestnig

  4. Martha R. (mmrichey) says:

    This book sounds great! I love fictional books grounded around true stories!

  5. Sue J. (sadiejo) says:

    This book sounds like a great opportunity for me to learn about a part of the world I know very little about!

  6. Susan D. (mom2nine) says:

    This story sounds interesting. I sure would like to win this book for

  7. Terry H. (lilbyrd) , says:

    Sounds very interesting. The fact that is based on a true story increases my desire to read it.

  8. Mary M. (m32446) , says:

    Sounds great!

  9. Liz F. (AlamoLiz) says:

    Thank you for the offer!

  10. Dotty R. says:

    What a great idea! I LOVE paperback swap!

  11. Kathy W. (momrn1971) says:

    Paperback swap is awesome! It’s my go-to when searching for a book.

  12. Darcy R. (darcyrye6) says:

    How fun! Thank you for making this available.

  13. Tanya S. (neka-marie) says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such an intriguing novel and for bringing it to my attention. It’s now on my must-read list!

  14. Samantha T. (sammyg) , says:

    Sounds like an interesting read.

  15. I would love to win one of these books.

  16. Cindy H. says:

    This is my first time entering-maybe I’ll have beginner’s luck!

  17. Dawn W. (dawn11) says:

    Sounds interesting.

  18. Sharon Huling says:

    I’m always delighted to get a new book. The information on the dust cover looks very interesting. A true story that starts in Edwardian England! Winner!

  19. Rita G. (rag-j) says:

    This is my first entry after all these years! Sounds like my kind of story.

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