Get on first name terms with these incredible figures from history

From Abraham Lincoln to BeyoncĂ©, these fascinating biographies are filled with amazing facts about the lives of some truly inspiring people - and we've got a set of eight to give away.

Did you know that Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, had something in common with a sack of potatoes? That genius physicist Albert Einstein used to be called 'the dopey one'? Or that freedom fighter and South African president Nelson Mandela didn't use a toothbrush until he was 21?

This gorgeous series of First Names biographies introduces young readers to the lives of eight incredible people from history through stunning illustrations and gentle, descriptive text. 

We've got eight books in the series to give away to a lucky winner, including:

  • Amelia: (Earhart)
  • Ada: (Lovelace)
  • Malala: (Yousafzai)
  • Albert: (Einstein)
  • BeyoncĂ©: (Knowles-Carter)
  • Abraham: (Lincoln)
  • Nelson: (Mandela)
  • Ferdinand: (Magellan)

For your chance to win, simply answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Win a set of First Names books

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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 17 June 2021.

6. There will be one winner 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.

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

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