Competitions and Prize Draws

The Corset plus Prize Draw

Win a Courtyard stay for two in York’s beautiful Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, including a candlelit dinner, breakfast and spa treatments

Closing on 26/05/19

The Corset [plus] Prize Draw

Experience pure Yorkshire indulgence...

Laura Purcell, author of gothic smash-hit debut The Silent Companions, returns with the paperback release of The Corset, a dark tale of Victorian science pitted against supernatural belief and the very edge of sanity. Our Plus prize draw transports you to the heart of English history with an overnight stay for two in York’s stunning Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, with candlelit dinner, breakfast and spa treatments included. This free-to-enter prize draw also includes £100 travel expenses and a copy of the novel, signed by the author.


Exclusively open to Waterstones Plus customers, enter our free Prize Draw before midnight on Sunday 26 May to be in with a chance of winning:

  • An overnight stay in York’s only country house hotel, Middlethorpe Hall in a Superior Double/Twin bed room located in the 18th Century Courtyard
  • A candlelit three-course dinner for two in the award-winning dining room, early morning tea delivered to the room and a full Yorkshire breakfast in the morning
  • Use of the Middlethorpe Spa facilities including a 20-minute Aromatherapy Associates treatment each
  • Up to £100 travel expenses covered
  • A signed copy of The Corset by Laura Purcell

Enter the prize draw

Terms and Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions apply to the prize draw entitled The Corset plus Prize Draw. Any validated Waterstones Plus customer who completes the online entry form and submits it before midnight on Sunday 26 May will be automatically entered into the prize draw.
  2. Only one prize per entrant is allowed notwithstanding multiple or second or subsequent entry forms.
  3. The ‘Entrant’ is the person completing the online entry form.
  4. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Entrants must be residents of Great Britain and must provide a valid British address upon entry. This prize draw is not open to employees or contractors of the Promoter or the Publisher, their immediate families, nor to any other person connected with the pre-order draw.
  5. There will be one prize winner, who will win a signed paperback copy of The Corset and an overnight stay at York’s only country house hotel, Middlethorpe Hall. The prize also includes: • Candlelit three-course dinner for two in the award-winning dining room • Overnight stay in a Superior double/twin bedded room located in C18th courtyard • Early morning tea delivered to the room • Full Yorkshire breakfast • Use of the Middlethorpe Spa facilities • A 20-minute Aromatherapy Associates treatment each • Up to £100 travel expenses. The stay is subject to availability and valid for stays between Sunday and Thursday. Must be booked and taken by 19th December 2019
  6. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equivalent status. No cash alternative will be offered. The Prize is non-transferable.
  7. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted. The decision of the Promoter on all matters is final.
  8. A random draw of all valid entries will take place within six working days after the closing date above to select the winner(s). The winner(s) will be notified by telephone or email, and MUST respond by midnight within three days of the date of contact, providing a valid GB address for the prize to be dispatched to. If a selected winner does not meet all of the entry conditions or refuses the prize, another entrant will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries within a reasonable timeframe.
  9. By being entered into the draw, 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 Promoter (and in the case of there being more than one, each of them) without payment or compensation.
  10. The Promoter may terminate, amend or withdraw this draw and/or these terms and conditions at any time.
  11. Entry to the prize draw is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions, which are governed exclusively by English Law and under the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. By entering this prize draw you are deemed to have read and accepted these terms.
  12. The contact details you provide upon entry to the prize draw will be used by the Promoter to contact entrants if necessary to notify winners or to check eligibility requirements have been met, and will not be shared with other companies except to the extent necessary to provide the prize and to exercise the publicity rights granted above. The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (including any amended, equivalent or subsequent legislation). Waterstones’ Privacy Policy can be viewed HERE.

Promoter(s): Waterstones Booksellers Limited (“Waterstones”) (company number: 00610095) whose registered office address is at 203-206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD.