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Penguin Books UK and British watch brand Uniform Wares have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury C36 watch in PVD satin gold with a navy suede strap and a signed copy of the new novel by Elif Shafak, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World.

 

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World follows Leila as each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory to her mind: the taste of spiced goat stew, the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar and the scent of cardamom coffee. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at key moments in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .

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Prize Draw Terms and Conditions:

1. No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw.  

2. This prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. 

3. Entries must be received by 24th July 2019 12:00pm BST. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be counted. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.

4. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize. 

5. To enter fill in your details on the online form. 

6. All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on 25th July 2019. The first entry drawn will be the winner.

7. The prize for the winner is x1 signed copy of the hardback of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World and a Uniform Wares C36 Women's date watch in PVD satin gold with blue suede strap. 

8. Prize is subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

9. The winner will be notified via email or post by 30th July 2019. The winner must claim their prize within 20 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules. 

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11. We will make the winner’s name and county available on request to the following email address gtaylor@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk (please state the name of the competition in the subject heading 10 weeks after the closing date).  If you do not want your name and county to be made available in the event that you win, please let us know by emailing gtaylor@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Please note we are required to make the winner’s details available to the ASA if requested.

12. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the prize draw, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter.  

13. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 

14. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA.

15. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. 

  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

    'Expect vibrant, vivid and eye-opening descriptions of Middle Eastern life propelled by a tender storyline, all in Shafak's haunting, beautiful and considered prose' Vanity Fair

    'Incredibly sensuous and poetic and evocative' Pandora Sykes, The High Low

    'Richly uplifting... truly beautiful writing' Nicola Sturgeon

    'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore...'

    For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuous memory: spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the birth of a yearned-for son; bubbling vats of lemon and sugar to wax women's legs while men are at prayer; the cardamom coffee she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each fading memory brings back the friends she made in her bittersweet life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .

    'Simply magnificent, a truly captivating work of immense power and beauty, on the essence of life and its end' Philippe Sands

    'A vivid carnival of life and death, cruelty and kindness, love, politics and deep humanity. Brilliant!' Helena Kennedy

    'Elif Shafak brings into the written realm what so many others want to leave outside. Spend more than ten minutes and 38 seconds in this world of the estranged. Shafak makes a new home for us in words' Colum McCann

    'Elif Shafak's extraordinary 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World is a work of brutal beauty and consummate tenderness' Simon Schama

    'A rich, sensual novel... This is a novel that gives voice to the invisible, the untouchable, the abused and the damaged, weaving their painful songs into a thing of beauty.' Financial Times

    'One of the best writers in the world today' Hanif Kureishi

    'Haunting, moving, beautifully written - and based by an extraordinary cast of characters who capture the diversity of modern Turkey. A masterpiece' Peter Frankopan

    'Extraordinary' Guardian


    'Life-affirming' Stylist

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