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WIN! Signed copy of Mark Bright's new book

November 15 2019

Mark Bright: My Story

Mark Bright: My Story

We're giving away seven signed copies of Mark Bright's newly-released autobiography!

Mark Bright's 1990s partnership with Ian Wright at Crystal Palace earned them legendary status with the club. Bright played top-level football for most of his career, after starting in non-league while working as an apprentice engineer.

He appeared in FA and League Cup finals, played abroad and experienced the change which swept through the game with the introduction of the Premier League.

But this book is not just about Bright's time in the game. This is the story of someone who battled against the odds to achieve his dream. It is the story of a boy coping with the bewildering and frightening circumstances of being taken into care with his brother when both were very young.

It is the story of his fractured family with a father who arrived in England from the Gambia, met a girl from Stoke-on-Trent, and then very quickly disappeared from his children's lives.

It is the story of a mother who was unable to take responsibility for the boys she had given birth to, and it is the story of how a young Mark and his brother Philip found comfort and security after being fostered by a caring, loving white family whilst having to endure racism throughout their childhood.

Above all, it is the story of a boy who had an unshakeable belief in his own ability to succeed in one of the most ruthless and high-profile professions in the world of sport.

My Story explores Mark's life both on and off the football pitch, containing material he has never spoken of or addressed in the past. It delves into the highs and lows he experienced as a player and as a human being.

He writes candidly about the racism he encountered, about the game itself, about those who work in it, about the way in which football has changed, the money it now generates, and about the characters he met along the way.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, simply follow the Holmesdale Online on Twitter and retweet the tweet below. Closing date for entry is 10am, on November 22, 2019.

If you are unlucky not to be chosen a winner, then you can buy Bright's book here.

Terms and Conditions:

The prize is to win a signed copy of Mark Bright's book with seven copies available.

The competition is open from 9am, on November 15, 2019 and closes on November 22, 2019 at 10am.

The competition is free to enter via the Holmesdale.net entry route advertised in the competition copy.

The Holmesdale Online will get in touch with the winners within 24 hours after the giveaway has closed and ask for their postal address which will be given to the publisher who will post out the books.

Winners must confirm their postal address no later than November 23 at 10am or a new winner will be selected.

Winners will be picked at random by The Holmesdale Online from those that correctly follow and retweet the Holmesdale Twitter account. The Prize Draw will be supervised by an independent person.

The competition is open to persons living in the UK only. Entries from other countries will not be accepted.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

Only one entry per person. Multiple entries from the same person will render all entries void.

Contest Promoter is: Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

This is a joint promotion between Little, Brown Book Group and the media partner.

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these T&Cs and agreed to be bound by them when entering this Promotion. All other terms and conditions apply.

The Holmesdale Online will not be liable for incorrect or incomplete contact information and if a winner cannot be contacted within 24 hours of the prize draw or is not able or available to accept the prize for any reason which is beyond the Promoterís reasonable control, then the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.

Except in case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, the Promoter and its associated companies and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond the Promoter's control and for any act or default of any third-party supplier.

For the avoidance of doubt the giveaway winner is not permitted to sell on the prize or alternatively pass to a third party under any circumstances.

The promoter accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged, delayed or unreadable. No correspondence will be entered into.

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