The Birmingham Post has teamed up with WHSmith to give away a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, with a signed bookplate from JK Rowling to one lucky winner.

Pottermania is sweeping the nation as fans prepare themselves for the launch of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince next week.

To get your hands on the latest book is exciting enough but to get hold of a copy signed by JK Rowling is the ultimate prize for any true Harry Potter Fan.

If you aren't lucky enough to win the competition, there will be plenty of celebrations at your local WH Smith store for everyone to enjoy.

Harry Potter fans will be welcomed at the store to join in the fun at midnight on July 15, when they can collect their copy and receive a #75 voucher booklet.

To ensure your copy will be waiting for you why not pre-order it before July 15 for just #9.99?

For your chance to win the signed copy of JK Rowling's fifth instalment, just answer the following question: Which of the following is not a Harry Potter book:

a. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

b. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

c. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fine Wine

To enter, call the competition hotline before the lines close at midday on Thursday, July 14, 2005 on 0901 380 1285 and leave the answer, your name, address and a daytime telephone number. The calls cost no more than 25p.

Alternatively, you can text your answer to 86633 with BP1 at the beginning of your text followed by a space, your answer and your name, house number and postcode. Texts cost 25p (plus your standard message rate).

Finally you can email your name and address details and the answer to the question to

Please ensure you write "POST HARRY POTTER Competition" in the subject box.

If you would like to receive information* from the Birmingham Post & Mail in the future, please add a YES at the end of your text or email entry (e.g. BP1 answer Andy Smith 18, B7 3RS YES).

*Usual Birmingham Post rules apply.