COMP CLOSED | Book Giveaway | Constance Barnicoat

Constance Barnicoa

We are very pleased to be giving away two copies of Annabel Schuler’s book ‘Constance Barnicoat’, to our GrownUps members.

All you need to do to enter the draw is be a GrownUps member, make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and fill in your details near the bottom of the page!

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About Constance Barnicoat: A Cool Head and a Sharp Pen

At last – the story of little-known ground-breaking journalist, writer, and mountaineer, Constance Barnicoat.

Constance Barnicoat (1872-1922) was sassy, strong, opinionated, brave, meticulous, and very intelligent. With a story begging to be told she should be celebrated as a leading journalist of her time, but she is unknown to most people – until now.

While she was born and brought up in New Zealand, Constance Barnicoat wrote for publications around the world, having learned her craft in London from the pioneer of modern journalism, W. T. Stead.

In A Cool Head and a Sharp Pen readers will discover details of Constance Barnicoat’s career as a multi-lingual journalist firstly in England, then based in Switzerland during World War I. Her contacts included the Archbishop of Canterbury, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Georg F. Nicolai and, back in New Zealand, politicians Richard John Seddon and Sir Francis Dillon Bell.

As an enthusiastic alpinist, she claimed several ‘firsts’, climbing some of the most treacherous mountain peaks of Europe as her form of relaxation.



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    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 6th December 2023, winners will be notified via email by 7th December 2023.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be couriered. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize is non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize will only be posted within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.