Wednesday 10 April 2024

GIVEAWAY!!! You could be the lucky winner of a brand-new Kindle.


Leaving Fatherland
By Matt Graydon

Publication Date: 20th August 2024
Publisher: Cranthorpe Millner Publishers
Page Length: 376 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

Oskar Bachmann always imagined that giving his first lecture would be the defining moment of his life. It was, but not in the way he expected... Growing up a misfit in Nazi Germany, a victim of his father's beatings, Oskar's love of books is a constant comfort in a world turned upside-down by violence. As a student, as a pilot in the brutal Luftwaffe during the Second World War, in an unhappy marriage to an English bride, he finds himself returning over and over to the circumstances of his childhood. What was the source and cause of his father's abuse? Could there have been more to it than he had once believed? Little did Oskar know that his first lecture at the University of Tubingen would ultimately lead to the end of a lifetime of searching... and finally reveal the figure who had been controlling his life from a distance.


You could be the lucky winner of a brand-new Kindle.

By signing up to Matt’s newsletter, you not only have a chance to win a brand-new Kindle, but also get updates on his upcoming debut novel, Leaving Fatherland. 

As a bonus, all new registrations will receive a free PDF of Matt’s short story Saigo No Tatakai - acclaimed as ‘emotional and thought-provoking’ by readers.

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• The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.

• Only one entry per household.

• Giveaway ends on 31st April 2024

• All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.

• The sponsor of the giveaway, Matt Graydon, will collect your shipping address if you win and will handle the shipping of the Kindle to you.

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Matt Graydon

Matt Graydon has always written stories, first as a schoolboy, then as a journalist and PR and now, in the culmination of his life’s work, as a writer of striking historical fiction. He likes to explore offbeat perspectives, inspired by true stories, especially in his tales of life in wartime. In his recently published short story, Saigo No Tatakai, his account of a kamikaze attack on a British warship is seen through the eyes of both the pilot’s wife and a Royal Navy sailor who witnessed it up close.  Now, in his first novel, Leaving Fatherland, inspired by a true story, Graydon tells the tale of a liberal German who returns home from his life as a New York university student to fight for the Nazis.

Matt is half-Irish, grew up in a loving but strictly religious home and spent many months in hospital beds as a child. Now he enjoys spending his non-writing time standing in remote fields at night viewing and photographing stars and galaxies through his telescope, or attempting to keep his unruly Surrey garden in check. He lives in the one-pub village of South Nutfield with his wife and daughter, and sometimes son, who easily exceeded his father’s one year stay at university in the 1980s. Oh, and the family Cockapoo, Ozzy, a regular companion under the armchair, inherited from his grandpa, where he writes. Well-travelled, his passion for writing was ignited, at age 21, during a three-month, action-packed, hitch-hike across the USA, when his escapades made great material for an in-depth diary and, perhaps, one day, story.

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  1. Thank you for the chance to win a new kindle.

  2. Congratulations on your upcoming new release. I have just signed up to your mailing list.

  3. Congratulations on your debut novel, Matt. You must be very excited.

  4. I have just subscribed. I am looking forward to reading your new book, preferably on a new kindle!!!!

  5. Oh Matt, you must be so excited about your debut novel. And thank you for such a fabulous giveaway. I hope you get lots and lots and lots of subscribers.


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