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Terms & Conditions

Access and use of the site means that you accept the following terms and conditions, effective from the date of first use. If you do not accept any of these terms and conditions please do not use our website.

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

The website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. You accept and agree not to use the website in any manner that may cause, or is likely to cause, access to the site to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.


Unless otherwise stated the intellectual property rights in all the material on this website is the property of the Batsford Books Ltd and its associates.


The information on this website is provided free of charge. The website and material relating to information, products and services (or any third party information, products and services) is provided ‘as is’ without any representation or endorsement and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions including but not limited to any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive. Nor do we make any representations for any loss or damage including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise. Nothing contained herein shall exclude or limit liability for fraud, personal injury or death, or for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


We reserve the right to revise or alter these terms and conditions from time to time. It shall be your responsibility as a user to ensure that you are familiar with any such changes when you use and view the site.


You may view and print pages from the website for your own personal use but are prohibited from downloading (other than page caching) materials for any other purpose. The site or any portion of the site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our prior written consent.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You agree and accept that any dispute relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Amazon Affiliate Agreement

As an Amazon Associate Batsford Books earns from qualifying purchases made by following links from the website.

Prize Draw/Competition Terms & Conditions

Our prize draws and competitions are free to enter. No purchase is necessary. Competitions are open to all residents of the UK and Eire who are aged 18 or over. Employees, agents, contractors or consultants of Batsford, their families or anyone professionally or otherwise connected with the prize draw or competition are not entitled to enter. Only one entry per person is permitted. The prizes are non-transferable. There are no cash alternatives. Winners for competitions are drawn at random from correct answers. Entries must be received before the specified dates and must comply with the entry requirements with correct and current details. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, illegible, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.

The winners are selected at random. The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. Winners must accept prizes within 14 days thereafter. If the winner does not accept the prize within 14 days an alternative winner will be drawn at random.

Proof of a sent email is not accepted as proof of delivery. Entries will only be considered if received in accordance with these terms and conditions. Batsford is not responsible for any failure of websites, technical malfunctions, technical problems, traffic congestion, viruses, bugs, delays or any combination thereof. Batsford reserves the right to cancel or suspend a prize draw or competition if a virus, bug or other unexpected cause that could corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest is found. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the prize draw or competition is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Batsford reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Prizes are subject to availability and Batsford reserves the right to substitute an alternative prize of similar value. Images used to promote the prize draw are for illustration only. Prizes remain the property of Batsford until the winner has accepted the prize. Batsford reserves the right to withdraw or amend any offers, at any time, without notice. Entry into the draw signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions. Our prize draws and these terms and conditions are governed by English law. Any dispute arising from them will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The promoter is Batsford. For details of the winner, please send a SAE marked PRIZE DRAW COMPETITION WINNER to Batsford Books, 43 Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3HZ. Any queries and comments should be directed to the Marketing Department at the aforementioned address citing the Competition name as a reference.