Discover the incredible history of The House By the Lake by winning a beautiful picture book

We have five copies of this stunning historical picture book from Thomas Harding and Britta Teckentrup to give away.

The front cover of The House By the Lake

On the outskirts of Berlin, on the shore of a lake, sits a wooden cottage. Over time, it was home to a loving Jewish family, a Nazi composer, wartime refugees and a Stasi informant.

As the years went by, a war came and went, and the Berlin Wall was built not far from the cottage's back door.

Thomas Harding told the incredible story of The House By the Lake in a biography for adults, and now he's adapted it into a beautiful picture book for young readers.

Accompanied by absolutely stunning illustrations from Britta Teckentrup, Harding tells the house's astonishing true story like it's a fairytale - you won't be able to look away from its pages!

We have five copies of The House by the Lake so if you fancy getting your hands on one, simply answer the question below and leave your details before the closing date of 11pm on Thursday, 29 October. Good luck!

Discover the incredible history of The House By the Lake by winning a beautiful picture book

Who has illustrated the picture book adaptation of The House By the Lake?

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Thursday, 29 October 2020.

6. There will be five winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. Due to the coronavirus situation, the prize will be sent out only when the prize provider is able to safely return to their office. There may be a delay before a chosen winner receives their prize.

15. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

16. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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