The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert – Facebook Competition Winners Announced

Last week we ran a competition on our Facebook page to win one of five copies of Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book The Signature of All Things, one of the biggest releases of 2013.

Thanks to everyone who entered (all you needed to do is LIKE and SHARE our Facebook post), and the winners are:

Cassie Lofthouse, Terry Schroeder, Maggie L’Estrange, Vicki Willenberg, Katherine Stepanic.

Please email us at promos@booktopia.com.au with your details to get your copies ASAP!

If your name isn’t there, don’t despair. The book is out now!

Don’t forget to check out our review here.

Click here to buy The Signature of All Things from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

The Signature of All Things

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as a vagrant in Sir Joseph Banks’ Kew Gardens and as a deck hand on Captain Cook’s HMS Resolution. Alma’s mother, a strict woman from an esteemed Dutch family, is conversant in five living languages (and two dead ones).

An independent girl with a thirst for knowledge, it is not long before Alma comes into her own within the world of botany. But as Alma’s careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction.

The Signature of All Things is a big novel, about a big century. It soars across the globe from London, to Peru, to Philadelphia, to Tahiti, to Amsterdam. Peopled with extraordinary characters – missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses and the quite mad – most of all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker, a woman of the Enlightened Age who stands defiantly on the cusp of the modern.

Click here to buy The Signature of All Things from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

REVIEW: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (Review by Terry Purcell)

Click here to order The Signature of all Things.When I was handed The Signature of All Things I noted the name of the author and popped it on the pile of books marked, not urgent. Yep, I let my prejudice against the author of Eat, Pray, Love influence my decision even though it was obvious this new novel was a departure from the squillion copy selling EPL. Then, one night I overheard a couple of booksellers talking. One had taken the plunge and had read The Signature of All Things. This was a bookseller whose opinion deserved respect and she had loved it. Loved it.

The next day I picked up The Signature of All Things. It was immediately obvious to me that this was a work of historical fiction of the highest order but it was a big book and with so many other books on my pile already, I gave it to my dad. Here is his review:

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