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Win 10 copies of Radio 2 Book Club choice The Day We Left

The Day We Left, the powerful and moving new novel from Caroline Bond, has been selected for the Zoe Ball Radio 2 Book Club. We have 10 copies of the book to give away to one lucky reading group.

To enter, simply click the link below and tell us why your group would like to read it. The deadline is Tuesday 14 November.

The Day We Left

Oli and Joe are identical twins. But they will never be the same.

Lizzie Truman gives birth to her sons at thirty-one weeks. From the start, the differences between the twins are clear. Oli is bigger, stronger, healthier. Joe is small and much less robust, his future inexorably altered by the trauma of his premature delivery.

As soon as the boys are well enough, Lizzie checks out of the maternity hospital and leaves her old life behind.

By the time Oli and Joe are grown, Beth has a new name, a thriving business, and she has successfully raised her sons alone.

But when the truth about their past emerges, the twins are forced to reassess everything they thought they knew about their mother, their upbringing and themselves.

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