Win a signed copy of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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We’re very excited for the release of the film adaptation of Sarah Water’s mysterious gothic novel, The Little Stranger. In UK and Ireland cinemas from 21 September.

The Little Stranger has been adapted for the big screen by BAFTA nominee Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl) and directed by Oscar nominee Lenny Abrahamson (Room), with a stellar cast including Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn), Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair), BAFTA winner Will Poulter (The Revenant) and Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).

The story

The Little Stranger tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

To enter

Simply watch the trailer and answer one simple question:

What is the name of the Ayres family’s stately home?

The prize is a signed copy of The Little Stranger novel by Sarah Waters. One winner will be selected at random. Open to UK residents only.

Send your answer by email, along with your name and the area you live in. The deadline for entries is 29 September.

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