Win a luxury Fortnum & Mason hamper plus a copy of an indispensable handbook and a £50 National Book Token!

Celebrate Father's Day with some much-needed light relief from Instructions for the British People During The Emergency

Packed full of instructions and ideas to get the nation through lockdown, meltdown and breakdown, this indispensable handbook is "funny, despite bloody everything" (Charlie Brooker).

Containing vital advice on:

  • Recipes for The Emergency (Potatoes on Toast and Shower Mushrooms)
  • Bringing your children under control whilst still appearing to love them
  • Sports for confined spaces (Synchronized Sitting)
  • Substitutes for toilet paper (photographs of your significant other's former partners)
  • Establishing a currency based on pasta
  • Fun things to do at home (name all of your radiators and ask your family to test you on them)

The winner will receive a copy of Instructions for the British People During The Emergency, plus a luxury food and drink hamper from Fortnum & Mason, and a £50/€50 National Book Token for Dad to spend on wonderful new books! 10 runners-up will each receive a copy of the book.

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Win a fantastic Father's Day prize

This competition ended on 09/07/2020

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive a £50/€50 National Book Token, a copy of Instructions for the British People During The Emergency, and a Fortnum & Mason hamper (type of hamper subject to availability)
10 x runners-up will each receive a copy of Instructions for the British People During The Emergency

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 9th July 2020. 
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize. Entrants only need to enter once to be counter in every draw.
  • 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.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. 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.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or 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; 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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