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The Adults competition

 the adults competition

To celebrate Caroline Hulse’s hilarious and heart-warming The Adults hitting bookshops, we’ve teamed up with Orion Publishing to make your Christmas a little less stressful. We're giving you the chance to win a Bettys' hamper, full of delicious treats to ease that festive stress in time for Christmas day, plus a copy of the book. We also have 10 copies for runners-up.

Meet the only family more dysfunctional than yours this Christmas! Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together.

Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible iron-man-in-waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He's a rabbit.

Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over organised fun activities, drinking a little too much after bedtime, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a tearful, frightened call to the police...

But what happened? They said they'd all be adults about this...

'Genuinely unputdownable books are rare in my experience. This is one. A brilliant, original comedy - Daily Mail

'The Adults is my top read of 2018 so far. Absolutely hilarious ... This one will stay with me for a long time' - Cathy Bramley

'I took this book on holiday and couldn't put it down! I've never read anything quite like it' - The Unmumsy Mum

 

The Adults is published by Orion and is available online and from all good booksellers.

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Simply fill in the form and answer the question below by 11am 19 December for the chance to win a Bettys' hamper and a copy of The Adults by Caroline Hulse.

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