Win a signed copy of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle – plus a Lancashire food and drink hamper!

It's never too late to start your life's big adventure…

Join retiring postman Albert Entwistle as he sets out to find the long-lost love of his life, and has an unforgettable and completely life-affirming adventure on the way... This is a love story the likes of which you have never read before!

"A wonderful old-fashioned romance... An utter treat" Kate Mosse

Win a signed copy of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain and a packed food and drink hamper, celebrating some of Lancashire's finest producers, from The Lancashire Gift Company, to enjoy whilst you read!

10 lucky runners-up will each win a signed copy of the book. 

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle was also featured in our list of 21 books to look out for in 2021: "...about 64-year-old Albert Entwistle, who is a postie in the quiet town of Toddington. He lives alone and keeps to himself. Upon learning that he'll be forced to retire, he must learn to ask for what we wants – and find the courage to look for George, the man that he lost many years ago, but has never forgotten."

5 Caboodle Points


Win a signed copy and a delicious food hamper

Enter now and collect 5 Caboodle Points. This competition will close after 24/06/2021.

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive a signed copy of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain plus 'The Full Lancashire Monty' hamper from The Lancashire Gift Company
10 x runners-up will receive a signed copy of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain

  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 24th June 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 18 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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