Book Doctor: Ask Tamara MacFarlane and win a signed copy of Dragon World and a £15/€20 National Book Token!

Tamara MacFarlane – owner of the award-winning Tales On Moon Lane bookshop, and author of the upcoming Dragon World – will be our guest Book Doctor for World Book Day.

Our Book Doctors are here to help with reading dilemmas of all kinds and prescribe the best reads for booklovers of all ages. You might ask Tamara to solve reading ruts such as...

  • Any suggestions for how to get boy reluctant readers to enjoy reading for pleasure would be very welcome, please. How do I make reading cool? – Janet
  • How do I set the scene to get really cosy to engage in a book? Recently I can't quite get hooked even with my favourites! – Grace, age 13
  • How would you give children a love for the magic of books? Can you recommend one book to start the journey when there's somebody to read to them, and one when they're ready to fledge and read on their own? – Russell
  • I love reading ancient mythology, crime, and action books. I have read quite a lot of books and I'm looking for more. Do you have any suggestions? – Meet, age 13

5 winners whose questions are answered by Tamara will receive a signed copy of Dragon World and a £15/€20 National Book Token. 

Thank you for everyone who sent in questions!

Read Tamara's answers

About Dragon World

Meet the fire-breathing beasts of mythology in this beautifully illustrated book brimming with scaled behemoths.

Lurking in every corner of the earth, from the deepest depths of the oceans, to the tips of the tallest mountains, even tucked beneath the very ground that you tread on, dragons watch and wait. They take many forms - sea monsters, serpents, wild cats, eagles, and they represent many different things; Gods to be revered, evil kings to be feared, wise friends and fierce foes.

Dragons have breathed fire into our minds since we could first imagine, but why do they exist in stories from every land in the world? Come in and explore Dragon World. Look into their lairs while they make shape-shifting mischief, playing with the weather and protecting earthly treasures. Soar across continents into tales as old as time. Prowl through the pages to discover rare dragon species. Find clues to track them and master how to draw them. Behold the earthly dragons of today!



Terms and Conditions

5 x winners whose questions are answered by Tamara MacFarlane in our World Book Day newsletter (March 2021) will received a signed copy of Dragon World and a £15/€20 National Book Token

Please note: The competition entrant must be aged 16 or over. You are welcome to send in questions on behalf of younger children as long as the person submitting the entry is aged 16 or over.

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 3rd February 2021.
  • A minimum of one question and maximum of five questions can be submitted per entrant (or per child). Only one entry per person will be accepted. 
  • Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • The Promoter may cancel, postpone, or change the date of the upcoming Book Doctor feature without notice. 
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details (including child's details, if provided) in post-competition publicity (including the National Book Tokens and Caboodle websites, social media, and emails). Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • Questions will be chosen from all qualifying entries by the Promoter on the basis of suitability for the audience, relevance to the Book Doctor, and to ensure variety.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the Tamara MacFarlane's Book Doctor feature is made live. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • National Book Tokens gift cards can be spent in participating bookshops. Find your nearest.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the public health crisis (COVID-19), prizes may be delayed in being dispatched to winners; there may be a delay in contacting winners; and there may be unavoidable issues that mean the Promoter needs to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.


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