Enter this month's book competition to win a signed copy of Shoes: The Meaning of Style, Elizabeth Semmelhack's entertaining and surprising history of this everyday item.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book explores the history of shoes and how different types of footwear have come to mean different things about the people who wear them.

Elizabeth Semmelhack reveals the anecdotes and scandals, successes and failures, dislikes and obsessions of the makers, wearers and observers who helped to create the movements and fashions of footwear.

How to enter

One winner will win one signed copy of the book. To be in with a chance of winning, please answer the question below. Good luck!

Question: The book is organised around how many main types of shoes?

Please email your answer to with Shoes Competition in the subject field.

The competition will close at 6pm on 29th January 2018.

We're sorry but the competition is only open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Please see our full terms and conditions here.

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