PARENTS and prospective mums and dads have a once in a lifetime chance to win two signed books setting out a side-splitting take on parenthood.

Waterstones on Broad Street is welcoming both Matt Coyne, who will be talking about his new book Dummy and comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson, better known as the scummy mummies, who have written Scummy Mummies, trawling through some hilarious parenting confessions.

The trio will be heading to the store on Thursday, May 18 at 7.30pm. They will sign books and meet fans after talking about their work.

You could win a signed copy and the chance to meet the authors during the event, read on to find out how.

Cheryl Dibden, Events Coordinator Waterstones Reading Broad Street, said: “We are so excited to have this event especially for parents, as part of our Reading Children’s Festival celebrations this year, as we know it will be a fun-filled evening of laughter and mayhem.

“So if you want the chance to win a signed copy of their new books, enter our competition with the Reading Chronicle as one lucky reader will win signed copy of the new book ‘Dummy’ and a signed copy of the new book ‘Scummy Mummies’ and the opportunity to meet Matt and the Scummy Mummies at the event - subject to the event running to schedule.”

The competitions runs from today, Thursday May 11, until midnight on Sunday, May 14.

To be in with a chance of scooping the fantastic prize simply answer the following question. What is the title of Matt Coyne’s and the scummy mummies’ new books?

Answers should be emailed to or sent to Matt Coyne and the Scummy Mummies Competition, Waterstones Reading Broad Street, 89a Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AP.

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