WIN Love: A Curious History by Edward Brooke-Hitching – the winner and the answers

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Penny Post is pleased to offer a copy of Love: A Curious History to the lucky winner of our competition below. This beautiful hardback is the latest illustrated compendium by Edward Brooke-Hitching who grew up in Kintbury and is the award-winning author of The Phantom Atlas and The Madman’s Library.

Edward’s books are available from your local independent bookshop (including Hungerford Bookshop and Wantage Bookshop).

The questions

  1. Which building has been described as the greatest monument to love? Answer: The Taj Mahal.
  2. In which century did St Valentine die? Answer: the third century AD (in or around 270).
  3. For which popular BBC TV series is Edward Brooke-Hitching a researcher? Answer: QI.

How to enter

Please email your answers to with the subject “PP Love” by midnight on Sunday 11 February 2024.

Please be sure to add your name, where you live (the town or village name is fine) and your phone number (which we’ll only use if we need to contact you about this competition). Please also see the terms and conditions below.

Congratulations to Brenda Scott from Great Shefford whose correct answer was the first one out of the hat and who wins a copy of the book. Many thanks to those of you who entered and better luck next time…

Terms & conditions

• The winner will be selected at random from the correct or most correct entries received and notified by email within 48 hours of the closing date (see above). Acceptance must be confirmed by email within 48 hours of the notification or we will select another winner to whom this condition will also apply. The judge’s decision in all matters will be final.

• Only one entry can be accepted from any one email address.

• If you’re not already a subscriber to Penny Post, by entering this competition you’re agreeing to have your email address added to our newsletter circulation list. We do not pass on information to third parties and you can opt out at any time.


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