We're celebrating the publication of The Last Duchess with an exciting competition. Just asnwer the following question and you could win a book for everyone in your class*!

* One (1) winner will win a book for each child in their class. This prize will include a maximum of 40 books, with the content and age range of these titles to be confirmed with the winner over email once they have been selected.
To win a book for everyone in your class, read this exclusive extract from The Last Duchess and answer the question below.

Read the exclusive extract

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Please read the terms and conditions. The competition closes at 23:59 on 1st October 2017. You must be over 18 years to enter or have the permission of a parent of guardian.

Terms and conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By entering into this The Last Duchess Competition (“Promotion”), you agree that you have read these terms and that you agree to them. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may result in your disqualification from the Promotion.

1. This Promotion is run by Macmillan Children’s Books a trading division of Macmillan Publishers International Limited a company registered in England with registered number 02063302 and registered office at Cromwell Place, Hampshire International Business Park, Lime Tree Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8YJ  (“Promoter”).

2. To enter this Promotion you must be: (a) a resident of the United Kingdom; and (b) aged 18 years old or over at the time of entry.

3. This Promotion is not open to directors or employees (or members of their immediate families) of Promoter or any subsidiary of Promoter. Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.

4. The Promotion is open for entries between 09:00 on 5th June 2017 and 23:59 on 1st October 2017.

5. No purchase is necessary to enter this Promotion and will not increase your chances of winning

6. You can enter this Promotion in the following way: By answering the question hosted on www.panmacmillan.com/lastduchess

7. Only one entry per eligible person. Multiple entries will be deemed to be invalid and may lead to disqualification

8. Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid. No other form of entry is permitted. Please keep a copy of your entry as we will be unable to return entries or provide copies.   

9. The prize for the Promotion consists of the following: one (1) winner will win a book for each child in their class. This prize will include a maximum of 40 books, with the content and age range of these titles to be confirmed with the winner over email once they have been selected.

10. The prizes shall be awarded as follows: One winner will be selected at random

11. The winner(s) of the Promotion shall be notified as follows: By email within ten (10) working days of the competition end date.

12. The winner(s) will be required to confirm acceptance of the prize within [7] seven working days and may be required to complete and return an eligibility form stating their age and residency details, among other details. Promoter will endeavour to ensure that winner(s) receive their prizes within [30] days of the date they confirm acceptance of the prize.  If a winner does not accept the prize within [7] days of being notified, they will forfeit their prize and Promoter reserves the right to choose another winner(s). Promoter’s decision is final and Promoter reserves the right not to correspond on any matter.

13. The name, region of residence and likeness of the winners may be used by Promoter for reasonable post-event publicity in any form including on Promoters website and social media pages at no cost.

14. You can find out who has won a prize by sending a stamped addressed envelope, marked with the name of the competition to Last Duchess Competition, Children’s Communications, Macmillan Children’s Books, 20 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RR 30 days after the closing date

15. Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend these Terms and Conditions or change the Prize (to one of equal or greater value) as required by the circumstances. No cash equivalent to the Prize is available.

16. All personal data submitted by entrants is subject to and will be treated in a manner consistent with Promoter’s Privacy Policy accessible at http://www.panmacmillan.com/panmac/privacy-policy. By participating in this Promotion, entrants hereby agree that Promoter may collect and use their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Promoter Privacy Policy.

17. Promoter may at its sole discretion disqualify any entrant found to be tampering or interfering with the entry process or operation of the website, or to be acting in any manner deemed to be disruptive of or prejudicial to the operation or administration of the Promotion.

18. Other than for death or personal injury arising from negligence of the Promoter, so far as is permitted by law, the Promoter hereby excludes all liability for any loss, damage, cost and expense, whether direct or indirect, howsoever caused in connection with the Promotion or any aspect of the Prize. All activities are undertaken at the entrants own risk. Your legal rights as a consumer are not affected

19. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with this Agreement shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.