The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read

Whatever you do, DON'T read this book!

You definitely shouldn't read David Sundin's bestselling book, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, translated from Swedish by B. J. Woodstein.

And you absolutely must not fall in love with the beautiful illustrations from Alexis Holmqvist, either.

Because this book does NOT want to be read. Do you know what happens if you read this book? Lots of strange and magical things, that's what. Alligators could appear out of nowhere, the book might try to fly away, and worst of all, you'll find yourself having all sorts of very silly fun and laughing a LOT. And you CERTAINLY don't want that.

So make sure you definitely don't enter this competition to win one of five copies by answering the question below and leaving your details by the closing date of 11pm on Monday 9 August 2021.

You can't say we didn't warn you!

Win a copy of The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read

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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 Monday 9 August 2021.

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

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

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