Book Week Giveaway #3: Win a copy of Mr Darcy by Alex Whitfield

To celebrate Book Week, My Little Bookcase is running a week of book giveways. Each giveaway will be open for 24 hours. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new giveaway.

Mr Darcy book cover

This book has been a favourite in our house for a few years, and thanks to New Frontier Publishing, I have one special edition to giveaway that celebrates 200 years of Pride and Prejudice.

By adding some child-friendly twists, Alex Field cleverly introduces young readers to the main characters, settings and basic plot of the Pride and Prejudice. Plus Peter Carnavas‘¬† charming illustrations¬† add more delight to this child-friendly adaptation. (You can read our full review of Mr. Darcy)

Also look out for the sequel to this book, Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck- a sweet story about three friends who kindly prepare Mr Darcy for the dancing season.

Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck

To enter:

  • Read our review of Mr Darcy and tell me in a message below who you would like to give this book to if you won a copy.

The winners:

  • My favourite entry will receive a copy of Mr Darcy.

Terms and conditions:

1. Each reader may enter only once.

2. The giveaway is only open to Australian residents.

3. All entries must be received by 9.30 pm (AEST) on Thursday 22 August 2013

4. The winner will be chosen by Jackie Small of My Little Bookcase

5. The winner will be notified via email

6. The winner will also be announced on, Facebook and Twitter

7. The winners are asked to send a reply email including their delivery address within 7 days before a new winner is selected

Book Week Giveaway #3: Win a copy of Mr Darcy by Alex Whitfield


  1. I would be tempted to keep it for me being such a Jane Austen fan, however, I won’t be so selfish! I would read it with my gorgeous 14 month old son to share my love of ‘classics’ (I’m an ex high school English teacher and current primary school teacher librarian). I’m so in love with Mr Darcy and I adore the front cover of this book! Happy book week!

  2. I know a little toddler girl whose Mama is Austen-obsessed, so I know she would be thrilled if I helped her start indoctrinating her daughter so young!! :)

  3. The cover reminded me of my friends little boy who discovered a top hat at the local charity store and wore it with pride almost everywhere he went until it had a frightful accident and got swept off his head and into the local river. It was last seen floating away with a rather upset little man crying at the edge of the river pleading for it to come back. So I’d give it to him as he’d love it.

  4. I would give it my mr darcy (my darling husband), and because he might understand why I love anything Jane Austen like.

  5. Since it took me way, way too long to discover Jane Austen (not until I was an adult!) I would give it to my 12 month old son so he will always have some Austen inspired goodness in his life

  6. I would love to give this book to my son who loves feeding ducks .He would love to read this book for his little brother ,mum , dad and improve his reading skills by reading this well illustrated book again and again.

  7. What a brilliant book! Would give to my daughter – too young for the novel, movie, BBC series or Bridget Jones – this is perfect. Love it.

  8. I’d give it to my daughter, I too was late to discover Jane Austin and see this as no better way to introduce her wonderful words to my dd from a young age..that and she’s scared of ducks but loves books so it might entice her to feed them again X

  9. I would read this book with my gorgeous son, Darcy! He is 18 months old and loves ducks. I say it’s never too early to teach your son how to become a gentleman!

  10. If I were lucky enough to win, I’d give it to my cousin and her daughter!

  11. I love Jane Austen, but I would give the book to my husband so he could read it to our four year old son. I think my son will enjoy this book. He will especially fall in love with the cover because he loves ducks and he has a top hat that he loves to make daddy wear as they pretend play! I think this book would be perfect for some more daddy son bonding time!

  12. I would love to give this book to my 4yr old princess who shares her mummy’s love for curling up with a book every night and is a romantic soul

  13. My New Year’s Resolution this year was to be more giving, so with that in mind, I would wrap it up and place it under the Wishing Tree at Christmastime for a small child, so that they would have a beautiful book to read on Christmas Day.

  14. Amy said: On August 22, 2013

    I would give this gorgeous book to my amazing, book-loving son. He is 3 and a half and there aren’t many books, short or long, happy or sad that fail to capture his attention and imagination. I think this would be a marvellous book to add to our collection, he is very empathetic and I think that he would be able to take in this storyline and further develop his social skills.

  15. I’d give it to my son’s Nanna who we fondly refer to as “Nanna Duck” she could then read this story to my two boys and her other two grandkids each time they visit.

  16. Mel said: On August 22, 2013

    I’d give this book to my daughter, Ella, because she loves ducks, but also because it’s a beautiful story to share. I’m sure Mr 2 would love listening to the story and looking at the pictures too!

  17. Liz said: On August 22, 2013

    I would give this book to my two sons. Being a HUGE Jane Austen fan (I read Pride and Prejudice at least once a year), I want to introduce my kids to her books as early as possible. This book provides the perfect opportunity to do that.

  18. I would love to give this book to my sponsored child Margreth in Tanzania. Opening the world of picture books and also the classics to a child who has so little would mean so much to her and to me. She is always so grateful when we send the gift of literature to her.

  19. My gorgeous 1 year old niece. She goes through books like crazy, absolutely devouring every word. I love reading to her because I know how much she loves snuggling up with a book (especially if it’s a new books – exciting!)