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Festive book giveaway

Enter our giveaway for the chance to win five wildlife books, worth £61.95. 

Festive book giveaway

We’ve teamed up with several publishers to offer you the chance to win five wildlife books, worth £61.95, in our last online giveaway of 2017. 

There will be five winners and each winner will receive a copy of each book listed below. 


11 Explorations into Life On Earth


11 Explorations into Life on Earth tells the stories of some of the past century’s most amazing Royal Institution Christmas lectures about the natural world, from eminent speakers including Sir David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins. Read all about the incredible experiments and astonishing animals that have entralled audiences at the RI’s iconic Faraday Lecture Theatre, including jaguars, knifefish and chimpanzees. 

Dr Helen Scales is a marine biologist, broadcaster and writer. She is advisor to the charity Sea Changers, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a tutor at the University of Cambridge.


The Nature of Winter


During winter, dark days of wild storms can give way to the perfect, glistening stillness of frost-encrusted winter landscapes – it is the stuff of wonder and beauty, of nature at its utmost. In The Nature of Winter, Jim Crumley ventures into our countryside to experience firsthand the chaos and the quiet solitude of nature’s rest period.

Jim Crumley is a passionate advocate for Britain’s landscape and animals. He is a nature writer, journalist and poet with some 30 books to his name.


The Robin: A Biography


In The Robin: A Biography Stephen Moss records a year of observing the robin both close to home and in the field to shed light on the hidden life of this apparently familiar bird. We follow its lifecycle from the time it enters the world as an egg, through its time as a nestling and juvenile, to the adult bird; via courtship, song, breeding, feeding, migration – and ultimately, death. 

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, broadcaster, television producer and author. His most recent book, Wild Kingdom, was shortlisted for the 2017 Wainwright Prize. He is a Senior Lecturer in travel and nature writing at Bath Spa University.


The Secret Life of the Owl


‘Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light. Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling…’ There is something about the owl. Creatures of the night, and thus of magic, these magnificent birds have entranced us since the Stone Age. Now, John Lewis-Stempel’s vivid and beautiful prose show us that the owl's natural powers are as fantastic as any myth.

John Lewis-Stempel, described by Country Life as ‘one of the finest nature writers of his generation’, is the bestselling author of The Running Hare and Meadowland. He has won two Wainwright prizes for nature writing. 


The Unexpected Truth About Animals


Lucy Cooke has sniffed out vultures, snooped on sloths and stalked drunken moose and now reveals the unexpected truths about eels, beavers, sloths, hyenas, vultures, bats frog, storks, hippos, moose, pandas, penguins and chimpanzees in the fascinating new book.

Lucy Cooke is a zoologist and natural history TV presenter. She is the author of The Little Book of Sloths and the founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society.


Terms and conditions

  • Read our full terms and conditions here before entering
  • The first five entries drawn at random after the closing date will win a copy of each book. 
  • No cash alternative is available.
  • Only one entry per household.
  • The competition is open to all residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands, aged 18 years or older, except employees or contractors of Immediate Media, Penguin Random House, Saraband, or Michael O’Mara Books Limited and anyone connected with the promotion or their direct family members.
  • Closing date for entries is 11.59pm on 31 December 2017.

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