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INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY! – 5 copies of The House On The Edge Of The Cliff (South of France)

12th May 2019

We are delighted to be able to offer you 5 copies of the The House on The Edge of the Cliff, a South of France set novel by Carol Drinkwater. Read our review here! Published 16th May.

The House On The Edge Of The CliffAs author Jenny Colgan says: “Carol Drinkwater’s writing is like taking an amazing holiday in book form“. It certainly is!!!!

So, travel with us to the South of France via fiction! All you have to do is tell us which town or resort would you most like to visit? Would it be Cannes for the Film Festival? San Tropez for the old world glamour? Marseille for the edginess of a port city?

Tell us in the Comments below by midnight (UK time) on Saturday, 25th May and the first five names out of the hat will be sent a copy of Carol’s new book, direct from the publisher.


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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 27/05/2019 at 5:25 pm

    The winners are:
    Roisin M
    Margaret G
    Sassie C
    Karen C
    Jackie R


  2. User: Daniel Flies

    Posted on: 24/05/2019 at 8:17 am

    My wife and I are big fans off the ‘Olive’ books by Carol, so we hope you win this one so that we can both read it this summer in our garden sipping a glass of Pimm’s. Btw, we love to go to Arles!!!


  3. User: Nancy Pope

    Posted on: 22/05/2019 at 9:49 am

    I would like to visit Marseille.


  4. User: Annegret

    Posted on: 22/05/2019 at 7:12 am

    San tropez!


  5. User: KateS

    Posted on: 21/05/2019 at 10:53 pm

    The whole Provence region makes me want to pack my bags, leave and never come back. 😀
    If I had to choose one place, it would probably be Nice.


  6. User: Josephine Hartline

    Posted on: 21/05/2019 at 11:23 am

    cannes film festival


  7. User: Sheila Reeves

    Posted on: 21/05/2019 at 10:23 am

    I’d love to visit Arles – amazing history and architecture and great for walks too


  8. User: Rochelle Almeida

    Posted on: 21/05/2019 at 12:38 am

    The South of France makes me greedy—so I will pick 3 places: Grasse (so I can dally in flower fields and think i’m In the Garden of Eden), Eze (so I can actually see for myself those 180 degree Cote d’Azur Views as the birds do) and Cap d’Antibes (so I can view the place through Picasso’s wacky eyes).


  9. User: Jane Dunning

    Posted on: 20/05/2019 at 11:00 am

    St Tropez for me! My books are set near there…


  10. User: Gaye Mcnown

    Posted on: 20/05/2019 at 10:30 am

    I just finished reading “The Olive Farm”……what a beautiful book!!!!! I can not wait to read Carol’s other books. Not only is she a wonderful actress….she is a gifted writer as well.


  11. User: Judith Masters

    Posted on: 20/05/2019 at 8:13 am

    San Tropez, definitely. I hope I win. I’d love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.


  12. User: Linda Smith

    Posted on: 19/05/2019 at 6:54 pm

    Would love to visit Avignon!


  13. User: Sheryl Pike

    Posted on: 19/05/2019 at 4:58 pm

    San Tropez ❤️


  14. User: Angela Paull

    Posted on: 19/05/2019 at 7:29 am

    Caracassonne (probably spelt wrong). I’d love to explore those medieval walls!


  15. User: Christie

    Posted on: 19/05/2019 at 7:03 am

    I’d pick San Tropez because the whole old world glamour sounds so pleasant and inviting.


  16. User: Jen Ha

    Posted on: 19/05/2019 at 4:05 am

    San Tropez


  17. User: Sheryl

    Posted on: 19/05/2019 at 2:27 am

    I would love to see the whole country. Lyon, Cannes, the French alps.


  18. User: Gwen Cross

    Posted on: 19/05/2019 at 2:07 am

    I would like to visit the film festival at Cannes


  19. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 18/05/2019 at 5:34 pm

    Cannes to relive a memory of a day trip there with my Dad. We were staying as a family at a campsite down the coast and Dad took me to the city for the day, it felt like such a treat. I still remember eating a tomato and mozzarella salad, drinking Perrier and feeling very sophisticated!


  20. User: Sheila Shepheard

    Posted on: 18/05/2019 at 3:47 pm

    Marseille for me – it is a little bit dirty and dangerous. Perfect for looking for scoundrels.


  21. User: Karen Sharp

    Posted on: 17/05/2019 at 7:56 pm

    I would love to travel to Marseille! A very special and enchanting port city! Thank you for this chance!
    #TripFiction #TheHouseonTheEdgeoftheCliff


  22. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 17/05/2019 at 3:27 pm

    Avignon for the history. Beautiful historic buildings.


  23. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 17/05/2019 at 3:09 pm

    I would love to visit Marseilles….


  24. User: Linda Hull

    Posted on: 17/05/2019 at 11:34 am

    I would LOVE to read your book! A fictional trip to the South of France is a getaway I could lose myself in. Cannes has always been fascinating to me.


  25. User: Teresa Mcgovern

    Posted on: 16/05/2019 at 11:15 pm

    Carcassone. My dream place.


  26. User: Karen

    Posted on: 16/05/2019 at 1:04 pm

    A very timely competition as I’m off to the South of France next week for a few days, mainly for the Monaco GP but I also plan to do some sightseeing too. I shall be staying in Nice and want to explore some of the smaller villages around there.


  27. User: Elizabeth Dunn

    Posted on: 16/05/2019 at 7:22 am

    I would love to go back to Uze near Avignon. I have such happy memories of a fabulous day there, many years ago, on one of our first family holidays. The smells and sounds still linger but need refreshing!


  28. User: Tina Ayres-Chilton

    Posted on: 15/05/2019 at 9:11 pm

    Saint-Tropez as it is a popular place for yachting which I love watching. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets, and browse the open-air markets


  29. User: n Millard

    Posted on: 15/05/2019 at 8:07 pm

    San Tropez, dahling!


  30. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 15/05/2019 at 7:42 am

    I love all things medical so I’d like to visit Montpellier’s anatomy and pharmacy museums!


  31. User: Teresa S

    Posted on: 15/05/2019 at 4:47 am

    Carcassone where the new Kate Mosse book The Burning Chambers is partly set.


  32. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 15/05/2019 at 4:15 am

    La Croix Val Mer for the almost empty beach and the wonderful market


  33. User: Patricia Wingfield

    Posted on: 14/05/2019 at 5:22 pm

    St Paul de Vence


  34. User: Mary O

    Posted on: 14/05/2019 at 4:49 pm

    Old world glamour for me! San Tropez sounds exotic


  35. User: Shelley White

    Posted on: 14/05/2019 at 1:31 pm

    St Maries de la Mer


  36. User: Alice Smith

    Posted on: 14/05/2019 at 12:49 pm

    Cagnes-sur-mer, a hilltop village near Nice. Perfect medieval atmosphere with sea views. And, some delicious restaurants and fun shops.


  37. User: Marion Clapson

    Posted on: 14/05/2019 at 9:47 am

    It would be medieval Albi, birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec and capital of the Tarn, to see the magnificent Cathedral and Bridge and visit the Toulouse-Lautrec museum.


  38. User: Sheila Kennedy

    Posted on: 14/05/2019 at 6:46 am

    I would love to return to the Luberon region, full of many beautiful towns, rich colours and breathtaking lavender. If on the coast, then a trip to Menton, such a beautiful place with all its vibrant buildings and lemon festival.


  39. User: Tracy D

    Posted on: 14/05/2019 at 12:19 am

    Any of them! Can I leave now?!


  40. User: Laura Chapman

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 9:17 pm

    Definitely San Tropez for me! Sounds divine.


  41. User: Leila Benhamida

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 8:32 pm

    It will be Avignon for The palais des papes, love medieval Gothic buildings and the history behind which was once a palace and papal residence.


  42. User: Elaine Fearnley

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 8:29 pm

    I would love to visit Port Grimaud, near Saint Tropez and soak up some of the luxury and decadence there!


  43. User: Karen Curwen

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 6:34 pm

    Marseille. I would love to see the fish market.


  44. User: ALYSON READ

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 5:46 pm

    Definitely Marseilles for the history.


  45. User: Gail V. Barnes

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 12:29 pm

    I would go ANYWHERE in southern France but am intrigued by Marseille. I have a weakness for port cities, having lived in Norfolk, VA for 18 years. I love Genoa, Italy for the same reason.


  46. User: Gaye Mcnown

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 11:05 am

    I would love to visit Cannes. Or any of the area around Carol’s olive farm! She describes it so beautifully in her books….I can almost smell the rosemary & orange blossoms!



    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 10:49 am

    I would love to read this House on the Edge of a Cliff. Having often travelled to the south of France as I find this interesting.


  48. User: Helen Jones

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 9:43 am

    Antibes a jewel in the Crown of all the resorts on the med


  49. User: Denise Price

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 9:09 am

    The Camargue to see the beautiful white horses.


  50. User: Nick Goodrich

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 8:30 am

    I would love to take my girlfriend Clare to Toulon, I have many happy memories from being there years ago whilst in the Royal Navy.


  51. User: Wendy Jamieson-price

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 8:06 am

    Carcassonne To soak up the history and architecture, top of my visit list


  52. User: Margie Hunter

    Posted on: 13/05/2019 at 5:23 am

    I learned about Carcassonne years ago in school and I’ve always wanted to go there.


  53. User: David Hilton

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 10:51 pm

    Though many love the gorgeous sights like Eze in the Cote D’Azur or Avignon in Provence, I’d love to explore the Languedoc region- especially the medieval gem of Carcassonne.


  54. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 10:33 pm

    Have spent a lovely holiday in Cavalaire – and visited Cannes and St Tropez – lovely area, lovely food and wine.


  55. User: Sarah Clapton

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 9:37 pm

    Yes please, would to read this book.


  56. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 9:15 pm

    Cannes during the film festival, so glamorous!


  57. User: Jackie Cooper

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 9:02 pm

    Cannes would be amazing


  58. User: Daniel Smith

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 8:57 pm

    Monte Carlo!


  59. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 8:57 pm

    It would have to be Nice!


  60. User: Jackie Mungle Mungle

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 8:51 pm

    I’d love to win some books,


  61. User: Susan T.

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 8:09 pm

    I’d like to see Avignon for the architecture and Biarritz for the beach!


  62. User: Elaine Savage

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 8:07 pm

    I’d love to go to Monaco to see how the other half lives!


  63. User: Nerys

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 7:45 pm



  64. User: Pauline Jollands

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 7:44 pm

    Antibes — Seems to have everything.


  65. User: Jackie Robinson

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 7:19 pm

    Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix!


  66. User: Barbara Holdhusen

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 7:13 pm

    Would love to go to Nice!


  67. User: Carol Nash

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:51 pm

    I’d like to revisit Arles, and the Camargue region, for its natural beauty and wildlife. We passed through there on a small yacht in 1988; I’d love to see if much has changed. In my mind, it hasn’t. I remember the sound of thousands of frogs croaking, keeping me awake the whole night!


  68. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:51 pm

    I would like to return to Nice! Because it’s nice!
    I have been there several times & always feel very comfortable there!


  69. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:45 pm

    Oradour-sur-Glane to pay my respects for the victims of the massacre in June 1944. 642 were brutally murdered by the Nazis.


  70. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:40 pm

    I’d pick Montpelier so I could see the botanical garden, the medieval architecture and visit the Museé Fabre. Hear the weather is quite nice too!


  71. User: Roisin Murray

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:37 pm

    My dream location is Antibes – fab mix of old world glamour & small town french traditionalism. Lovely cafes, beautiful beach & touch of culture with the Picasso museum!


  72. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:27 pm

    A DREAM summer read – so hope im lucky and celebrating with you


  73. User: Jean Vaughan

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:25 pm

    San Tropez would be my ideal destination with all the iconic architecture and the hope of bumping into (not literally!) some of the glamorous stars from the silver screen.


  74. User: Susan Illis

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:19 pm

    Cap d’Antibes. Though I’d happily go anywhere, to be honest.


  75. User: Belal Ahmed

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:19 pm

    I would like to visit most is: San Tropez


  76. User: Sassie Clarke

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:18 pm

    I’m actually visiting Marseilles this summer. But would like to see Cannes too – my favourite place in the South of France I visited in my twenties was the artisan village of Biot.


  77. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 6:13 pm

    I think Marseille would be très intéressant x


  78. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 12/05/2019 at 5:48 pm

    I’d love to cycle around Porquerolles Island, it looks so beautiful…& there are no cars.