Win a signed copy of Jasbinder Bilan's latest book

Reading Is Magic competition

Win an exclusive bundle of books from this year's Reading Is Magic Festival

General Knowledge Quiz

Answer the following trivia questions, taking the first letter of each answer, to spell a word associated with the September issue. Write the ''secret word' into the form below, along with your name and e-mail address to enter. Closing date: Wednesday 30th September. Usual T's and C's apply.

6, One of the 9 muses. Younger Muse and  muse of astronomy, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (6).

2, Chemical element with the symbol La and atomic number 57. It is a soft, ductile, silvery-white metal


7, Scottish crime writer, born In Fife, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.

Ian (6).

4, (8) Bottas, Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mercedes

5, This band reached number one, 15 years ago, with 'The Importance of Being Idle'. Video starred actor Rhys Ifans (5).


Send your name, contact number and e-mail address, along with the 'Secret Word', on e-mail to: for a chance to win.

Win a copy of The Sunbirds 

new album

The Beautiful South founder member Dave Hemingway has announced that his new band Sunbirds will release their debut album ‘Cool To Be Kind’ on October 30th. You can win a copy by entering below.

Win a copy of 

Yotam Ottolenghi's new book 'Flavour'.

All competition winners will be drawn on September 30th and will be selected at random. Winners will be notified via e-mail.