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Win a luxury cottage break with your best friend

To celebrate the publication of Gayle Forman’s moving new novel, I Was Here

Gayle Forman (author of If I Stay, now a major blockbuster film) has published a beautiful new novel, I Was Here. A heart-breaking story about friendship, grief and self-discovery, I Was Here will make you laugh, cry and hold your best friend a little bit tighter.

To celebrate its publication, we’ve teamed up with holidaycottages.co.uk to offer you the chance to spend some quality time with your best friend at a stunning Cornish cottage.

The prize, for you and a friend, includes a £300 holidaycottages.co.uk voucher to use on a Cornish cottage of your choice. Whether you want to visit vibrant cafés and restaurants or soak up the rays and try your hand at surfing, you’ll find the perfect break for you.

Enter this competition by simply answering the question below.

Thanks for entering our competition - we wish you the best of luck!

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This competition closes at 11.59pm on 11/02/15. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries received, after the close date.

Double your chances of winning by texting your answer (details below) after entering online.

To text your answer, send the word EMERALD4 followed by a space then your answer to the question (A, B or C) to 85088. Texts cost £1+std network rate. End your text with SL NO INFO to opt out of free texts with related offers from ShortList Media. Service provider: Spoke, 0333 202 3390.

  1. The prize includes one £300 holidaycottages.co.uk voucher to use on a Cornish cottage of the winner's choice.
  2. This competition is promoted by Emerald Street, Simon & Schuster UK and holidaycottages.co.uk.
  3. This promotion is open to all UK residents, 16 and over, except employees of Simon & Schuster, Emerald Street and holidaycottages.co.uk (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition.
  4. To enter, simply answer the question.
  5. Closing date for entries is 11pm on 11/02/15. No entries received after this date will be accepted. No purchase necessary. Only one entry allowed per household.
  6. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.
  7. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries and the prize winner notified within 28 days of the competition closing date.
  8. Any application containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected.
  9. By entering the competition you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you will mean that your entry will not be valid, and you will not be allowed to enter this competition.
  10. By entering this competition, you are agreeing that if you win your name and image may be used for the purpose of announcing the winner in any related publicity with Emerald Street, Simon & Schuster UK and holidaycottages.co.uk without additional payment or permission.
  11. Any personal information you give us will be used solely for this competition and will not be passed on to any other parties without your agreement.
  12. Under no circumstances will Emerald Street, Simon & Schuster UK and holidaycottages.co.uk be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or prize.
  13. Any dispute relating to the competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  14. Proof of entry will not be accepted as proof of receipt of entry.
  15. Simon & Schuster and holidaycottages.co.uk are responsible for the provision of the prize and ShortList Media will not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of those offers or prizes. We reserve in all cases the right to replace the stated prizes with other prizes that we consider to be of broadly equivalent value. We offer no cash alternative for non-cash prizes, and prize winners must accept prizes in the form offered.
  16. The winner may be required to sign a statement proving their eligibility/liability.
  17. Details of all entries will be kept on a database and will only be passed to third parties to enable analysis or the processing of the competition and prize fulfilment unless you specifically allow the data to be shared. This is the only occasion when another organisation apart from Shortlist Media will have access to your information.
  18. Any use will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy. All entrants to competitions and offers are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them, and agree to co-operate in any publicity that may arise which may include their name or image being used on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time as a result of the competition.
  19. Please remember to get permission from the person who pays the bill before you enter via SMS.
  20. We reserve the right to disqualify or not award a prize to an entrant who in our opinion has not entered in to the spirit of these terms and conditions or the intention of the competition. Suppliers cannot be held responsible for the breakdown in communication systems or networks that may result in a text message not being registered or a text message not being delivered correctly.
  21. Text service is provided by Spoke, helpline 0333 202 3390, calls charged at 5p per minute.
  22. To win an Emerald Street subscriber competition you must be a subscriber to Emerald Street at the point that the draw is made.