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Book competition

17 June 2016

This week’s competition prize is Edward Bawden Scrapbooks by Peyton Skipwith and Brian Webb, published by Lund Humphries in association with the Fry Art Gallery (£35). Click here for your chance to win.

Bawden Scrapbooks Cover smallArtist, illustrator and designer Edward Bawden’s scrapbooks, assembled over a period of more than 55 years, contain a fascinating collection of ephemera: everything from stamps, photographs, cigarette cards, Christmas cards and letters to newspaper cuttings, drawings and linocuts. This book reveals this wonderful and at times eccentric collection and provides a new insight into one of the most popular artists of 20th-century Britain.


For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 1 July.

What was the name of the mural Edward Bawden created for the Festival of Britain in 1951?

This competition closes at midday on 1 July.

For our last competition prize we offered Sicily: Culture and Conquest by Dirk Booms and Peter Higgs, published by The British Museum Press (£30).

Which Norman ruler declared himself the first king of Sicily?

Answer: Roger II

Congratulations to the winner, Alex Sorgo.