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A Piece of Cake is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake. It begins when, aged 11, she is orphaned and placed in the 'care' of sadistic foster parents. 

Astonishingly, Cupcake turned her life around and this is her brutally frank, startlingly funny story. It is a redemptive, gripping tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it. It is also the most genuinely affecting rollercoaster ride through hell and back that you will ever take.

To celebrate the reissue of A Piece of Cake, we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a £200 Tesco E-gift card to spend on their next food shop.

The competition closes on 30 June 2021.

For your chance to win, enter your details below.


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  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 23:59 on 30 June 2021. 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 01 July 2021. The first entry drawn will be the winner.

  7. The prize for the winner is a two hundred pound (£200) e-Gift Card from Tesco.

  8. The prize can only be delivered via email. The prize will be sent to the email address provided by the entrant when entering the competition.

  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 08 July 2021. The winner must claim their prize within 30 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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  15. The Promoter is The Random House Group Limited, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA

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  • A Piece Of Cake

  • 'Phenomenal woman' The Oprah Magazine
    'Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.' Washington Post


    This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake Brown.

    Orphan, runaway, addict, all before she was twenty. That's when things got really interesting...

    Cupcake was just eleven years old when, orphaned, she entered the child welfare system. Moved from one disastrous placement to the next, like so many, she was neglected and sexually abused.

    She fed her appetite for drink and drugs by selling the only thing she had. Her body. Before long she had stumbled head first into a world of gangs and extreme violence. After one crack binge she woke up behind a dumpster. Half-dressed and more than half-dead, she knew she had a choice. Change her life or die.

    Brutally frank and startlingly funny, A Piece of Cake is the remarkable true story of a resilient spirit who triumphed over the very worst that life could throw at her.

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