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Win a Mother and Daughter spa break

Celebrate the publication of Clare Furniss’ new novel, The Year of The Rat, with a two night spa break at Bovey Castle

2015 may officially be The Year of the Sheep but for our readers it’s The Year of The Rat. Full of bittersweet humour and heart-breaking honesty about love, loss and learning to move on, Clare Furniss’ debut novel will capture the hearts of women everywhere.

As mother and daughter relationships are key to the novel, we’ve teamed up with Simon & Schuster Publishers and Bovey Castle to offer you a luxury spa break for you and your mum.

The prize includes a two night stay in one of Bovey Castle’s stylish Valley Castle rooms, breakfast each morning, a sumptuous dinner on one of the evenings, full use of all spa facilities and one treatment each. With over 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park on its doorstep and many different activities on offer, Bovey Castle is the perfect retreat.

For more information on Clare Furniss and The Year of The Rat, head over to her website at

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This competition closes at 11.59pm on 11/01/15. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries received, after the close date.

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  1. This competition is promoted by Emerald Street, Simon & Schuster UK and Bovey Castle.
  2. This promotion is open to all UK residents, 18 and over, except employees of Simon & Schuster, Emerald Street and Bovey Castle (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition.
  3. To enter, simply answer the question.
  4. Closing date for entries is 11.59pm on 11/01/15. No entries received after this date will be accepted. No purchase necessary. Only one entry allowed per household.
  5. The prize is based on two people sharing a Valley Castle room on a bed and breakfast basis, with dinner included on one of the evenings and breakfast on each morning, plus one treatment per person, from either The Sundari Facial or Sundari Body Envelopments.
  6. Dinner times must be booked prior to arrival (£45 allocation per person for dinner).
  7. All other purchases to be settled on departure.
  8. Transport to and from Bovey Castle is not included, but can be arranged at an additional cost.
  9. The prize must not be used in conjunction with any other booking.
  10. The stay must be taken and booked within 6 months, the prize is not valid during school holidays, bank holidays, Valentine’s weekend, or over the Christmas and New Year period. Booking is subject to availability.
  11. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.
  12. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries and the prize winner notified within 28 days of the competition closing date.
  13. Any application containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected.
  14. The entry instructions are part of the Terms and Conditions for this competition.
  15. 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.
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  18. Under no circumstances will Simon & Schuster, Emerald Street or Bovey Castle 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.
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