A photo of Charlie Higson's new book Worst. Holiday. Ever. on a light blue doodle background next to two £100 vouchers from Jaques London

To celebrate the publication of Worst. Holiday. Ever., described as the next Adrian Mole for a new generation, we’re giving you the chance to have your best holiday ever by winning £200 worth of vouchers to spend at Jaques of London this summer!

Jaques of London have been inventing and making toys and games since 1795, and firmly believe in the power of play and quality family time spent together. If you can't resist a giant tumble tower, want to brush up your badminton skills, or simply beat your own skipping record, at Jaques you'll find outdoor activities to enjoy over the holidays, whether in the garden, park, or even on the beach!  

Worst. Holiday. Ever. is the hilarious new book about facing your fears from Charlie Higson, the bestselling children's author of the Young Bond series. 'Made me cry with laughter and my heart ache' said Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy

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1. No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw.  

2. This competition is open to UK residents aged 16 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 8th August 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 or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. 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.

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6. All valid and correctly completed entries received by the closing date will be entered into a prize draw which will take place by 12th August 2021.

7. The prize for the winner is a copy of Worst. Holiday. Ever., and a £200 worth of vouchers to be spent at Jaques of London.

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  • Worst. Holiday. Ever

  • A hilarious new book from the bestselling children's author - Adrian Mole for the new generation!

    *'Made me cry with laughter and my heart ache' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy*

    *'Funniest. Book. Ever' Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster*


    Stan is going on holiday to Italy with his (fifth) best friend Felix and a load of strangers.

    Stan is absolutely terrified.

    Luckily, his mum's given him an emergency list that includes how to survive a shark attack, and what to do if he gets kidnapped.

    Stan thinks that a better list would include how to cope with odd food, and what to do if he accidentally calls Felix's mum 'mum' in front of everybody.

    And it soon turns out Italy is full of dangers and things that can go wrong.

    One thing's for certain, Stan's not going to come back the same boy he left. He just hope he comes back at all . . .

    Worst. Holiday. Ever is a story about facing fears, dealing with worries, and how it's OK to be anxious, scared, and sometimes a little bit brave.

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