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Bestselling author Jodi Picoult returns to shelves this year with ‘Between the Lines’ an enchanting new novel that she co-wrote with her teenage daughter Samantha. With magic, a Prince and Princess, mermaids, castles, sword-fights, romance, adventure...it sounds perfect, but what happens when happily ever after...isn't ?

To celebrate the release, we’re giving you the chance to meet Jodi and Samantha at an exclusive afternoon tea at the Malmaison hotel in Manchester on Sunday 8th July! Two lucky winners and friends will get to chat to Jodi and Samantha about their new book as well as pick their brains about anything and everything.

Delilah, a loner hates school as much as she loves books - one book in particular. In fact if anyone knew how many times she has read and reread the sweet little fairy tale she found in the library, especially her cooler than cool classmates, she'd be sent to social Siberia...forever.

To Delilah, though, this fairy tale is more than just words on the page. Sure, there's a handsome (well, okay, incredibly handsome) prince, and a castle, and an evil villain, but it feels as if there's something deeper going on. And one day, Delilah finds out there is.

Turns out, this Prince Charming is not just a one-dimensional character in a book. He's real, and a certain fifteen-year-old loner has caught his eye. But they're from two different worlds, and how can it ever possibly have a happy ending?

Between the Lines is a fantastic tale of love and friendship and is released in the UK on July 5th.

For more information on Jodi Picoult and Between the Lines visit the Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK

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 • Open to United Kingdom participants only.
• Two individual winners will be chosen from all valid entries received. Chances of winning will depend on the number of entries.
• ‘The Prize’ consists of afternoon tea with Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. Each winner will be able to take one guest to the tea. The ‘Afternoon Tea’ is not exclusive and there will be other attendees present
• The ‘Afternoon Tea’ will take place at Malmaison hotel, 1 Gore Street, Manchester, M1 3AQ. It will begin at 3.30pm and end at 4.30pm. Times are subject to change.
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
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• Competition closes on Thursday 5th July

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