Competition: Win a copy of The British as Art Collectors

| 10 December 2012
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a detail of the book cover for the British as Art Collectors by Charles Sebag Montefiore

Win a copy of The British as art Collectors: From the Tudors to the Present by James Stourton and Charles Sebag-Montefiore, published by Scala, worth £60.

From the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater who secured Titian's Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto to the Davies sisters who formed a fantastic collection of Impressionism before bequeathing it to the National Museum of Wales, The British as art Collectors reveals a five century tale of the British as collectors.

With 383 illustrations, the book includes many of the greatest works of art ever held in British collections.

To be in with a chance of winning it, simply answer the following question:

Name the Gothic novelist who was forced to ultimately sell his vast creation Fonthill Abbey and its collection, shortly before the mansion fell into ruin.

Email your answer to with 'Collectors' in the subject line before Friday December 21. Don't forget to include your full name and address.   

Terms and conditions:

This competition is not open to employees of Culture24 or their families
All entrants must include contact details or their entry will be discarded. All contact details will be deleted after the competition
Thel winner will be informed by Friday, December 21 2012
Winners will be chosen by Culture24, decisions are final and correspondence will not be entered into
Culture24 does not take responsibility for any lost or late entries
This competition is free to enter, no purchase is necessary
The prize must be taken as stated, cannot be deferred, and there is no cash alternative
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