Take Our Word for It

Read it. Love it. Or your money back.

TOWFI 2012Allen & Unwin is serious about the pleasures of reading. We publish books that we love to read - and judging by the success of books like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Water for Elephants, Jasper Jones, The White Earth, and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, many other readers love them too.

To help us bring you the best in new fiction, we want to ask you to 'Take our word for it' - take a punt on a very select and diverse program of titles that we are so confident readers will enjoy, we offer a money-back guarantee.

If you love the book, don't keep it to yourself - let us know! We publish reader's reviews on our blog, online and in our newsletters, and your feedback is very welcome.

If for some reason you do not enjoy a book bearing a 'Take Our Word for It' sticker, simply return the sticker along with your itemised receipt and a short explanation detailing why you did not like the book. Do not return the book. Enclose your address and Allen & Unwin will mail you a refund cheque anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

Terms & Conditions

The Take Our Word for It offer is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand and may be cancelled at any time.

Requests for book refunds must be accompanied by an original itemised receipt, the 'Take Our Word for It' sticker and must be received on or before the 'offer ends' date listed at left for the relevant book title.

Each Take Our Word for It offer is valid for three months after the date of release. After this time no further refunds will be offered.

Comments offered by consumers may appear as quotes in future promotional material.

Take Our Word for It claim form

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Please send your claim - including your name, address, itemised receipt, promotional sticker, title of the book, and a short explanation of why you did not enjoy it, to:
'Take Our Word for It'
Allen & Unwin
PO Box 8500
St Leonards NSW 1590

New Zealand customers, please send your claim to:

'Take Our Word for It'
Allen & Unwin
PO Box 7230
Wellesley Street

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