To celebrate the opening of our display Charlotte Brontë at the Soane, we have teamed up with Penguin Books to offer three lucky winners a signed copy of Claire Harman’s Charlotte Brontë: A Life, the definitive biography of one of Britain’s best loved writers.

Claire Harman’s landmark biography provides a bold new view of Brontë, revealing that her life possessed all the drama and tragedy of a Gothic Tale.

To enter, simply follow this link to answer one simple question. Don’t forget to include your contact details so we can let you know if you are one of our lucky winners. Good luck!

Enter the competition

Terms and Conditions

1.    The competition opens for entries on Thursday 17 March, 2016
2.    The competition closes for entries at Midday on Friday 29 April 2016
3.    Only one entry is permitted per person
4.    To enter, you must live in the UK and be aged 16 or over
5.    The winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries
6.    The winners will be contacted within 7 working days of the draw via email
7.    The winners will have 7 days from the date the message is sent, to respond
8.    The selected 3 winners will win a signed copy of Claire Harman’s Charlotte Brontë: A Life, courtesy of Penguin Books
9.    The prize is non-negotiable and no alternative prize is available
10.    There is no cash alternative to the prize, it is not for re-sale and is non-refundable and non-transferable
11.    The competition can be withdrawn at any time without notice
12.    Entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to amend or modify these terms and conditions. Notification of any changes will be displayed here
13.    The promoter is Sir John Soane’s Museum
14.    If you have any queries about the competition, please contact


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