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There’s no better time to get stuck into a good book than when you’re travelling. To make your journey all the more enjoyable, Greater Anglia has teamed up with the publishers of Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel The Essex Serpent to bring you free downloads and a fab competition.

So, as you travel through modern day Essex, get ready to step back in time.

Download a free sample chapter here

Win one of ten fantastic prizes: signed copies of The Essex Serpent and William Morris passport covers, just enter below

Read an exclusive Q&A with Sarah Perry here.

About the book

Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent was Waterstones Book of the Year 2016, a no. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and won Books Are My Bag’s Beautiful Book of the Year for its intricate William Morris inspired cover.

Set in Victorian England, Sarah Perry’s novel follows a young widow as she moves from London to a small Essex village with her son in search of a mythical beast, the Essex Serpent. The Times called it ‘the most memorable historical novel in a decade’, and Sarah Waters ‘A novel of great intelligence and charm’.

To celebrate paperback publication, Serpent’s Tail are offering you the chance to win one of 10 beautiful William Morris print passport covers plus a signed copy of The Essex Serpent.

Win a Signed Copy of The Essex Serpent

To get your hands on a fantastic signed copy and a William Morris passport cover, all you need to do is answer the following simple question by June 11th and a random correct entry will be selected shortly after.