How you could get your hands on a rare signed copy of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

On Tuesday 10th September 2019, in the literary event of the year, Margaret Atwood will publish The Testaments, the electrifying sequel to her celebrated novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

On publication day, Waterstones Birmingham will receive three highly sought-after signed copies of The Testaments. The autographed editions, from a limited number signed by the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist, will be awarded to three lucky customers selected at random from those who have pre-ordered their copy at Waterstones on 24-26 High Street before 3rd September 2019*.

Waterstones Birmingham will mark the launch of The Testaments with a Handmaid’s Quiz Night at 18:30 on 10th September, with a fabulous prize on offer for the winner. The shop’s regular Book Group will also be running a special Handmaid’s Tale reading group on 26th September at 18:30. And Waterstones Birmingham will be supporting Margaret Atwood’s appearance at Birmingham Symphony Hall on 28th Oct by selling copies of The Testaments, and Atwood’s other books, at this event.

Published in 1985, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a classic work of feminist fiction that strongly resonates with our times. With its powerful exploration of female oppression and authoritarian rule, The Handmaid’s Tale has grown in significance since publication, becoming a rallying call at women’s marches around the world and taking on a new life in an acclaimed, Emmy award-winning television adaptation.

Set fifteen years after The Handmaid’s Tale’s ambiguous climax, and unconnected to the second season of the television series, The Testaments will answer the questions that have tantalised readers for decades.

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