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    The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    Now Oxford University Press is giving you the chance to win a great selection of the Very Short Introductions! The winner will receive 50 books and two runners-up 25 each. Just answer the question below to be in with a chance to win. Competition ends Thursday 17 October.

    Update -- winners: Jeorge Reyes, Antonios Kalogeropoulos, Ernest Junius Wiyanto

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, Oxford University Press, Very Short Introductions

    Very Short Introductions

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

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    1. Sarah Robbins's avatar Sarah Robbins

      Thank you very much.

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:37
    2. Ivonne's avatar Ivonne

      I hope I could win those books! I really need those books to help me get through my freshman year now.

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:38
    3. Harriet French's avatar Harriet French

      So so excited for this competition! Would be magnificent to win! :)

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:19
    4. Margareth Skarboevik's avatar Margareth Skarboevik

      If I open the Very Short Introduction on Manetism and am not faced with am image of Jesse Pinkman going, "Magnets, bitch!" I shall be mightily disappointed.

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:27
    5. tom's avatar tom

      Best competition ever seen!

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 07:28
    6. Yekaterina Sergeyeva's avatar Yekaterina Sergeyeva

      Great competition! Great books! Good luck all!=))

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 06:42
    7. jen fletcher's avatar jen fletcher

      "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings! Look on my works,ye Mighty and despair!"

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:39
    8. king274's avatar king274

      Thank you Oxford University Press, enrich my life with knowledge, thank you :)

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:36
    9. cheryl stillwell's avatar cheryl stillwell

      I would love to win this contest! thanks so much for the giveaway!

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:13
    10. Rob Finnigan's avatar Rob Finnigan

      great series of books

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:03
    11. Janita Khalife's avatar Janita Khalife

      I have a couple of these and they give a lot of info for a very short introduction! They are great.

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 03:09
    12. diane clavette's avatar diane clavette

      What a fun way to learn. Glad to knw about these. Thanks.

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 02:20
    13. Alice's avatar Alice

      We use the French Revolution book as an optional extra on the booklist for Y12 Revolution. Good stuff

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 02:03
    14. Filomena Gaglia's avatar Filomena Gaglia

      Thanks for the great comp.

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:55
    15. jose mosqueda's avatar jose mosqueda

      thanks !!

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:47
    16. jose mosqueda's avatar jose mosqueda


      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:46
    17. Sarah Leach's avatar Sarah Leach

      My boyfriend would go nuts for these!

      Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:19
    18. Richard Arnett's avatar Richard Arnett

      Do people think that leaving comments here will help them win? I have never posted a comment here and I have also never won any of the competitions. C'mon causality!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:44
    19. Dianne Doan's avatar Dianne Doan

      Awesome price

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:27
    20. Anthony Hawkins's avatar Anthony Hawkins

      Books are something in life that you can never have enough of. You don't just read them, you enter into them and become a part of them. The Book Depository has helped me become a part of many books over the years, and I hope they let me become a part of these.

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:11
    21. LaVerne Mullane's avatar LaVerne Mullane

      I love the smell and the feel of books. Books are everything. Without them we are lost.

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:05
    22. Corinne Elizabeth Skarstedt's avatar Corinne Elizabeth Skarstedt

      Absolutely fantastic opportunity to read an array of interesting beginnings!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:32
    23. Mr Tomas Hynes's avatar Mr Tomas Hynes

      I have used some of these series of books from the college library, and they are a brilliant source of information. Concise, detailed and everything that you need to know to get a taste for the subject is in there.

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:52
    24. Carolyn's avatar Carolyn

      Winning this would save me a fortune as now I know about them I want them all!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:19
    25. Rocky Dunmire's avatar Rocky Dunmire


      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:44

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