Enjoy a feelgood read and the chance to win a luxury holdall

Ruth Hogan's latest novel is a perfect summer read, and she is offering you the chance to win a Luxor travel bag plus a bottle of bubbly!
The Phoenix Ballroom by Ruth Hogan - the best-selling author of The Keeper of Lost Things - is a gorgeously warm story of second chances, hope and community. If you love page-turners filled with heart and unforgettable characters, it is the perfect summer read for you.

Recently widowed Venetia Hamilton Hargreaves is left with a huge house, a bank balance to match and an uneasy feeling that she has been sleepwalking through the past 50 years. Determined to live fully again, she embraces life with a purpose she had forgotten she had.

Buying the dilapidated Phoenix Ballroom, and with it a drop-in centre and spiritualist church, could be seen as reckless, but Venetia's generosity, courage and kindness provide a refuge for a touching cast of damaged and lonely people who find their chosen family.

As their stories intertwine, long-buried secrets are revealed, missed opportunities seized and lives renewed as the Phoenix lives up to its name.

The book is already gathering fans such as the writer Pip Williams, who says 'every page is a joy', and the king of the ballroom himself, Anton Du Beke, who calls it 'a wonderful story'.

The Phoenix Ballroom is available now in hardback, ebook and audiobook

To celebrate the release of The Phoenix Ballroom this summer, Ruth Hogan and her publisher are giving you the chance to win a luxury Art Deco Luxor holdall by Signare, plus a bottle of champagne, so you can embark on your next adventure in style. Five runners-up will win a signed and personalised copy of The Phoenix Ballroom in hardback.

Enter online or send postal entries with your name, address, telephone number and email if possible to The Phoenix Ballroom Competition, The Lady, The Kinetic Centre, Theobald Street,Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4PJ. Entries must be received by 27 July or they will not be included in the draw.

Terms and conditions: This is a prize draw for one person to win a Luxor luxury holdall in Art Deco colours from Signare and a bottle of champagne. Five runners up will receive a signed copy of The Phoenix Ballroom in hardback. The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by The Lady and/or the Atlantic Books marketing team, whose decision will be final. There is no purchase necessary to enter. The prize draw closes at 11.59 pm GMT on 27 July 2024. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 18 or over in the UK except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice but will try to avoid creating any undue disappointment. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided. The winner's name may be published on the Company website after the giveaway has closed. The Company will make available the name and county of the winners to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address: Atlantic Books, Ormond House, 26-27 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3JZ. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. This prize draw is being organised by Atlantic Books, Ormond House, 26-27 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3JZ. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
Start date: 
Friday, 5 July, 2024 - 12:00 to Saturday, 27 July, 2024 - 12:00
For your chance to win simply enter your details below before 12:00am on 27th July
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