Celebrate a maths and computing icon by winning this Fantastically Feminist book on Ada Lovelace

Anna Doherty's book, The Fantastically Feminist (and Totally True) Story of the Mathematician Extraordinaire Ada Lovelace, introduces children to this historical genius who is considered the world's first computer programmer – before computers even existed!

The new Fantastically Feminist book on Ada Lovelace (Hachette Children's Group) will help your child meet this remarkable historical figure: rebellious rule-breaker and maths whizz-kid.

Growing up in the shadow of her eccentric superstar father, the poet Lord Byron, and under the eye of her strict mother, Ada spends her time inventing and designing flying machines and studying her favourite subject – maths. In Ada's time, girls aren't encouraged to pursue maths, physics or engineering as they're considered not clever enough, but Ada doesn't let this stop her. Once she grows up, Ada meets the famous inventor and engineer Charles Babbage, who introduces her to a truly extraordinary machine... One that will test Ada's powers of logic and imagination, and establish her as the world's very first computer programmer!

Why we should all be obsessed with Ada Lovelace

You can win a copy of this fun, fascinating and brilliantly illustrated book for children age 5+ by entering our competition below. Good luck! 

Win this fun book about Ada Lovelace

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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 Sunday, 10 November 2019.

6. There will be ten 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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