Giveaway - Take Courage; Anne Brontë and The Art of Life, Signed Copy

It’s The Littlest Library’s first ever giveaway!

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of being able to listen to one of my favourite authors, Samantha Ellis, talk about her new book at Waterstones, in York. 'Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life' is an exploration of the life and writing of the ‘other’ Brontë. Overshadowed by her sisters and oft-forgotten, Samantha Ellis’s newest project is an intriguing and elegant ode to one of English literature’s most underrated masters.

In honour of Samantha Ellis’s new release, I will be giving away a hardback copy of 'Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life' that has been signed by the author herself. The giveaway will be taking place on Twitter. Instruction on how to enter and a link to the competition can be found down below.

Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the art of life. 

Author: Samantha Ellis

Date Published: 28/02/2017

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Number of Pages: 352

I first fell in love with Samantha Ellis’s writing at the Brontë parsonage, so this really feels full-circle. Her first book, 'How To Be a Heroine', is all about how we relate to famous female literary characters growing up, and how they can often provide some much-needed guidance in our lives.

I must confess, I had never given much thought to Anne Brontë myself. But listening to Ellis talk about her has made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about the three sisters. This book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the Brontës, in classic female-driven literature, and in early feminist thought. Ellis’s determination to re-evaluate her own world views - from being a self-admitted Emily devotee, to writing a book about Anne - is admirable. As is her skill to turn the subject of the life of a woman many readers and writers alike find mundane, into something intensely personal and vulnerable.  


To enter for a chance to win a signed copy, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter, and RT the official giveaway tweet. A link to the tweet will be posted below. Make sure you read the rules before participating.


  1. This Giveaway will run from 08:00pm (GMT) on 18.07.2017 to 1:00pm (GMT) on 31.07.2017
  2. This Giveaway is open to UK Residents, only.
  3. You must follow me on Twitter to be eligible for this giveaway.
  4. Extra entries may be made by following The Littlest Library on Facebook, and by email.
  5. The winner will be chosen by an electronic draw.
  6. The winner will be drawn at 1:00pm on the 31.07.2017, and posted on Twitter the same day
  7. The prize may not be exchanged for anything else.
  8. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, the prize will be redrawn.
  9. The prize will be sent within a week of the winner's contact information being made available.

Good luck!

Edit: This competition is now closed!