Win a signed copy of Naoise Dolan's Exciting Times and a Chinese tea set

'I had real fun with Exciting Times. It is a very funny, spiky, Marxist, feminist comedy.' - Zadie Smith

To celebrate the paperback publication of the Women's Prize for Fiction longlisted novel Exciting Times from Naoise Dolan, we're giving one winner the chance to win a signed copy of the book, a stunning Chinese ceramic tea set and Dian Hong tea from The Chinese Tea Company. 10 runners up will receive a signed copy of Exciting Times.

Exciting Times is set around Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, and her relationship with Julian, a banker who likes to spend money on Ava and allow her to live in his guest room. Then Edith comes along who actually listens to Ava when she talks. What follows is a politically alert, raw and dryly funny tale on the uncertainties of modern love. Exciting times ensue.

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Win a beautiful tea set and a copy of Exciting Times signed by Naoise Dolan

Enter now and collect 5 Caboodle Points. This competition will close after 06/05/2021.

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive a signed copy of Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan, a Chinese tea set and 45g of Dian Hong tea (from The Chinese Tea Company)
10 x runners-up will receive a signed copy of Exciting Times

  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 6th May 2021.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third party (such as the publisher) in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • If National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards are included in the prize, they can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • If signed copies are included in the prize, books will either be signed directly by the author/illustrator(s) or signed bookplates will be provided (either separately or stuck in the book).
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the closing date. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving the Promoter’s communications due to their spam filter, accidental deletion, incorrect email provided, or for any other reason. In the event of this, the Promoter is unable to provide compensation.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving their prize once it has been dispatched. On a case-by-case basis, the Promoter will do their best to compensate the winner but regretfully this may not always be possible.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), prizes may be delayed in being dispatched; there may be a delay in contacting winners; and there may be unavoidable issues that mean the Promoter needs to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.

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