Win a signed copy of Curtis Sittenfeld's Romantic Comedy, a vintage typewriter, and a £100 National Book Tokens Editions gift card!

Life is (not)* a romantic comedy

*delete as appropriate

Romantic Comedy is Curtis Sittenfeld's most daring and compassionate novel yet, available in paperback next month. 

This Valentine's Day, we've teamed up with Doubleday to give you the chance to win a signed copy of Romantic Comedy and a fully restored 1950s Olympia typewriter – plus a £100 National Book Tokens Editions gift card to spend on even more wonderful books!

With a series of heartbreaks under her belt, Sally Milz - successful script writer for a legendary late-night TV comedy show - has long abandoned the search for love.

But when her friend and fellow writer begins to date a glamorous actress, he joins the growing club of interesting but average-looking men who get romantically involved with accomplished, beautiful women.

Sally channels her annoyance into a sketch, poking fun at this 'social rule'. The reverse never happens for a woman.

Then Sally meets Noah, a pop idol with a reputation for dating models. But this isn't a romantic comedy - it's real life. Would someone like him ever date someone like her?

Skewering all our certainties about why we fall in love, Romantic Comedy is a witty and probing tale of how the heart will follow itself, no matter what anyone says. It is Curtis Sittenfeld at her most sharp, daring and compassionate best.

10 runners-up will receive a signed copy of the paperback and a Romantic Comedy keyring.

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This competition will close after 14/03/2024.

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive a signed copy of Curtis Sittenfeld's Romantic Comedy in paperback, a £100 National Book Tokens Editions gift card (or a €100 standard National Book Tokens gift card if based in Ireland), and a vintage restored Olympia SM2 typewriter in sage green 
10 x runners-up will receive a signed copy of Curtis Sittenfeld's Romantic Comedy in paperback, and a Romantic Comedy keyring 

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  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 14th March 2024.
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