03 July 2019
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To celebrate the paperback of Kit de Waal’s The Trick to Time, we're giving away a book club bundle for you to share at your next book club event. We’re thrilled to be offering you ten 100ml Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masques from Kiehl’s to use while relaxing with your copy of The Trick to Time, as well as prosecco, soft drinks and snacks to share at your book club meeting. Whether it's an official book club or one you've set up with friends, this bundle will set you up for a lovely evening of discussions, with book club questions in the back of the book to get you started.

The Trick to Time is an unforgettable tale of grief, longing, and a love that lasts a lifetime. Described by Emerald Street as "a love story to take on the classics", The Trick to Time explores the moments that shape a life. For Mona, it's the joy of playing on a Wexford beach as a young girl, next to her family's cottage overlooking the Irish sea. The thrill of moving to Birmingham with a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding-house. Meeting the love of her life; a whirlwind marriage; a sudden, tragic loss. But now, decades later, Mona is determined to find happiness before it's too late. She knows that every moment is precious. But can we ever let go of the past that shaped us?

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  • The Trick to Time

  • 'There's a trick to time. You can make it expand or you can make it contract. Make it shorter or make it longer . . .'

    Some moments you want to last forever. Some moments shape a life.

    For Mona, it's the joy of playing on a Wexford beach as a young girl, next to her family's cottage overlooking the Irish sea. The thrill of moving to Birmingham with a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding-house. Meeting the love of her life; a whirlwind marriage; a sudden, tragic loss.

    But now, decades later, Mona is determined to find happiness before it's too late. She knows that every moment is precious. But can we ever let go of the past that shaped us?

    'Devastatingly emotional. De Waal's storytelling gives us the poetry and sorrow of life itself' Financial Times

    'Weaving tragedy and joy, big themes and the minutiae of life, this is a love story to take on the classics' Emerald Street

    'An emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity' Sunday Times

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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 25th 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 29th July 2019. The first entry drawn will be the winner.

7. The prize for the winner is x10 copies of the paperback of The Trick to Time, x2 bottles of Mionetto Prosecco Doc 75cl, x2 bottles of Belvoir Elderflower Presse 75Cl, x1 box of Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection Chocolates 195G, x1 box of Fox Fabulously Biscuits 275G and x10 Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masques 100ml. 

8. 5 runners up will each receive x1 copy of the paperback of The Trick to Time.

9. Prizes are 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.

10. The winner will be notified via email or post by 12th August 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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12. We will make the winner’s name and county available on request to the following email address ehudson1@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 ehudson1@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Please note we are required to make the winner’s details available to the ASA if requested.

13. 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.  

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

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

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