Win two hilarious and heartfelt adventure books with a historical twist – from the writer of the Paddington 2 movie

If you want magic, mayhem and oodles of silliness, then Simon Farnaby's two books about a warlock called Merdyn are the books you need to win! 

Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He’s the world’s greatest Warlock (don’t call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and he’s about to create a whole load of trouble for Rose, aged 12.

From the writer of the Paddington 2 movie and writer and star of Horrible Histories, The Wizard in My Shed and The Warrior in My Wardrobe are perfect for fans of books by David Walliams and David Baddiel. Readers will be gripped by the wacky, time-slip plot and the quirky characters from the very first page.  

We are giving away THREE SETS of the two books – just fill out your details and answer the question below before the closing date of 11pm on Monday 29 November

Win The Wizard in My Shed and The Warrior in my Wardrobe

Merdyn, the character in Simon Farnaby's two books, is known as Merdyn the WHAT? *

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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 29 November 2021.

6. There will be three 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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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.

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