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Meet the Winner of The Golden Key To Talliston: Felicity Smith, Aged 12.

30 Dec Meet the Winner of The Golden Key To Talliston: Felicity Smith, Aged 12.

Hasn’t every child wished to find a golden ticket inside a chocolate bar and be whisked away to a magical world inside their favourite storybook?

Well that is exactly what has happened to 12-year-old Felicity Smith from North Somerset, UK.

This summer, her grandmother bought a copy of John Tarrow’s fantasy adventure story, The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston. There in the back was a ticket to a grand draw called The Golden Key To Talliston. This annual prize draw, drawn on 6th October every year, came with a very special prize for one lucky 11-16-year-old: a private and exclusive week-long holiday inside Talliston – the magical house and gardens featured in The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston.

Felicity and her grandmother will be arriving in the Ancient Flitch town in April 2020 to claim their prize over the Easter school holidays. And when they arrive, Cllr Emma Marcus, Mayor of Dunmow will be there to meet them to present the Golden Key to Talliston personally.

Every year there is to be a grand draw to award the fabled Golden Key to Talliston to one fortunate child and their guardian. This will be determined by lottery at 12:00 midday on 6th October and include a private and exclusive holiday inside the magical house and gardens featured in this book. Each copy of The Stranger’s Guide to Talliston allows one entry into the grand draw.

The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston is equal parts A Monster Calls, His Dark Materials and The Lion, Witch And The Wardrobe, a classic tale of adventure that introduces readers to an otherworld hiding in plain sight, cloaked in magic and steeped in imagined history. Yet beyond its fearsome huntsmen and battling magicians lies the story of children discovering the secret that lies within all of us – the power to live an extraordinary life.