We indicated some weeks (months!?) ago that we wanted to offer some of our striking range of titles by H.G. Wells. That time is nigh, for starters. We have one copy of each of the following to give away:
The Wheels of Chance (1896)
The Food of the Gods (1904)
The Passionate Friends (1913)
Men Like Gods (1923)
The World of William Clissold (1926, N.B. in three volumes, the prize being all three)
For a chance to win the title of your choice, you have to do two things.
1. Answer these 2 questions correctly:
(i) Wells had an extramarital affair – and conceived a son – with which English novelist and journalist (herself the subject of a biography by Victoria Glendinning in Finds)?
(ii) Men Like Gods (1923) is believed to have inspired the writing (in riposte) of which famous dystopian novel of 1932?
2. Put your answers in an email to email@example.com, with WELLS as your subject line, and state clearly which one of our seven Wells titles you wish to win if successful.
The competition will close at 5pm next Monday May 20 2013, whereupon winners will be picked from the office’s old but still reliable time machine.