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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.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Antonios Kalogeropoulos's avatar Antonios Kalogeropoulos

      An amazing gift. Thank you so much! These books are brilliant. And of course this site is brilliant too!!

      Posted Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:00
    2. Alexandra Andreea Calistru's avatar Alexandra Andreea Calistru

      Yes, we are anxious to know who won!

      Posted Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:14
    3. Judit Dombi's avatar Judit Dombi

      HMMMM.... can we get to know finally, who is the lucky winner? I check this website each day...!! :(

      Posted Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:31
    4. Lukas Murphy's avatar Lukas Murphy

      I'm really hanging out to see if I won this one! When are the winners announced?

      Posted Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:56
    5. Judit Dombi's avatar Judit Dombi

      Fingers crossed! ;) I hope my name will be announced on Friday! :)

      Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:05
    6. janie green's avatar janie green

      Elucidating Erroneous Edification!

      Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:23
    7. James Owen's avatar James Owen

      The Very Short Introduction Series......... Go ahead, whet my appetite.........Make my day !

      Posted Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:53
    8. Kristy Wilkinson's avatar Kristy Wilkinson

      I've never seen these books before- very interesting concept!

      Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 05:30
    9. Mrs M.J.Cotter's avatar Mrs M.J.Cotter

      Brilliant opportunity Thanks!

      Posted Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:24
    10. Nuno Rocha's avatar Nuno Rocha

      Great series of books!

      Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:56
    11. lisa crowe's avatar lisa crowe

      These would be great for college

      Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:13
    12. Dave Kinsella's avatar Dave Kinsella

      If I ran these comps, I wouldn't pick the person who asked to be picked. So don't pick me...

      Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:43
    13. Monja Blue's avatar Monja Blue

      What a splendid contest! Thanks Book Depository!

      Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 04:28
    14. Katherine Montano's avatar Katherine Montano

      I love these! I always end up picking up one a month as my bus book. Please....pick me, I need to feed my brain, and that's hard on a student budget :)

      Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 03:54
    15. Ana Gomes's avatar Ana Gomes

      This is just what I needed for College! Thanks

      Posted Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:27
    16. robert's avatar robert

      such waffle..

      Posted Wed, 09 Oct 2013 07:36
    17. Darta's avatar Darta

      i would never leave the house:)

      Posted Wed, 09 Oct 2013 02:22
    18. Terri Taylor's avatar Terri Taylor

      what a wonderful contest and great books love reading them

      Posted Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:42
    19. ximena's avatar ximena

      This is great!! i hope to win :)

      Posted Tue, 08 Oct 2013 03:18
    20. Eduardo Fernandez's avatar Eduardo Fernandez

      Wow, this is a great contest. Just imagine have all that knowledge on pocket-size form just for you!

      Posted Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:18
    21. Adam Vigar's avatar Adam Vigar

      I really want to win this

      Posted Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:05
    22. Dave Ross's avatar Dave Ross

      A primer for thought - brilliant

      Posted Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:31
    23. Sonia's avatar Sonia

      fabulous contest

      Posted Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:53
    24. KONG KWOK PIU's avatar KONG KWOK PIU

      I have been collecting VSIs for some years and carefully read and re-read many of them to enrich my knowledge on various subjects. Cannot wait a second to enter the competition.

      Posted Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:58
    25. Katie Rayner's avatar Katie Rayner

      wow these are a fantastic idea, will definitely look into these

      Posted Sat, 05 Oct 2013 06:52

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