Win a signed copy of Floella Benjamin's incredible memoir, Coming to England

Baroness Floella Benjamin's classic children's book, Coming to England, was first published over 20 years ago – and is still just as moving and powerful. 

Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she, her sister and two brothers arrived in England in 1960 to join their parents, whom they had not seen for 15 months. They had left the island paradise of Trinidad to make a new home in London – part of a whole generation of West Indians who were encouraged to move to Britain and help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

Reunited with her mother, Floella soon realised that the only way to survive this new country was to work twice as hard and be twice as good as anyone else.

Read our interview with Floella Benjamin on the impact of her story

This inspirational book is now over 20 years old and has been reprinted with a foreword by the author and some additional historical information. It is also beautifully illustrated by Michael Frith.

We have nine copies – SIGNED by the legend herself – up for grabs. 

Win a signed copy of Floella Benjamin's classic memoir

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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, 30 September 2019.

6. There will be nine 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.

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