Competitions are open to UK residents only
Because Charles Palliser's new novel, Rustication, has been postponed till November, we are offering instead two signed copies of The Quincunx to the first commenters to answer this question correctly:
"He out-Dickenses Dickens" says former History Girl Essie Fox. What is the connection between John Huffam, the protagonist of The Quincunx, and Charles Dickens?
(The Quincunx is a long book, so two copies are roughly the equivalent of ten novels!)
And as a bonus, Linda Buckley-Archer is generously donating two sets of her Timequake trilogy, about Gideon (the Cutpurse). Her question is:
"In the context of eighteenth-century criminality, what was the difference between a highwayman and a cutpurse?"
You have till 7th July to enter. Winners will be announced on 8th July. Good luck!