Win a three-night weekend break for two in Stockholm

Plus five runner-up prizes of a bottle of Karlsson's Gold Vodka

Thursday 01 August 2013 10:12

This competition is now closed.

To celebrate having sold one million copies of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Hesperus Press are offering the chance to win a three-night weekend away for two to Stockholm in conjunction with Norwegian Air and Nordic Hotels. Five runners-up will receive a bottle of Karlsson’s Gold Vodka.

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not... Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan's earlier life in which - remarkably - he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century.

To be in with a chance to win one of these great prizes, enter your details below.

Terms and conditions of entry

Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry is open to Great Britain and Northern Ireland residents only. All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

There is one grand prize of a three-night holiday for two in Stockholm to be won (further details below). There are five runner-up prizes of a 70cl bottle of Karlsson's Gold Vodka to be won. The promotion closes at 23:59 on 31 July 2013. Prize-winners will be contacted within 28 days of the closing date.

When you respond, Independent Print Ltd may use your information to contact you with offers/services of interest. For further information, please write to Customer Care, Room 203b, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Usual Promotion Rules apply, see Promoter: Hesperus Press.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prize. If for any reason any aspect of this promotion is not capable of running as planned the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, or invalidate any affected entries (this includes, without limitation, by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion). If any of the winning entries are deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, the entry will be discarded and a new winner of the prize will be determined by the Promoter. In all aspects of this promotion the Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the promotion. The Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered, including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss, or for personal injury suffered or sustained during the course of accepting or using the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

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Grand prize conditions

The grand prize consists of two return scheduled flights with Norwegian Air to Stockholm in Swede from London Gatwick Airport, and three night's accommodation at either Nordic Light Hotel or Nordic Sea Hotel, including breakfast for two people sharing a twin/double room. Airport taxes are included.

The winner and his/her guest must hold a valid passport and any necessary visas.

The prize is non-transferrable and is to be used by the registered prize winner. There is no cash alternative. The holiday may not be re-presented as a prize for any other prize draw or other similar event.

The prize is valid for travel before 1st December 2013 from London Gatwick to Stockholm only and can only be taken at weekends (Friday to Monday). Flights and accommodation are subject to availability and may not be available on all dates during this period. The prize cannot be taken during peak periods such as Easter and school holidays or Bank Holidays. Once booked, travel dates cannot be amended.

Flight extras are not included in the prize (flight extras include, but are not limited to, pre-allocated seats, in-flight meals and the carriage of hold/checked-in baggage). Spending money, transfers to and from airports and hotel charges beyond the accommodation (such as meals and drinks) are the responsibility of the winners. Travel insurance is not included in the prize.