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Nigel book

Win a copy of Monty Don's book

This competition closed on Thursday, 29 December 2016 at 11:55 AM

After a hard day's work in the garden, it's nice to cosy up with a good book – even better with a dog by your side.

In this Sunday Times Bestseller by Monty Don, he explores what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. With his golden retriever Nigel becoming the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World, Monty tells Nigel's story, relating his relationships with the other special dogs in his life, in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present.

We have 20 prizes available to win, comprising a copy of Monty Don's book, NIGEL. 

For more information or to buy a copy of the book, visit

Prize details

  • We have 20 prizes available to win, from Hodder & Stoughton
  • Each prize is worth £20, and comprises a hardback copy of NIGEL, by Monty Don
  • The closing date of the competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 29 December, 2016
  • The winner will be notified by email or telephone after this date

The closing date for this competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 29 December, 2016. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.

Please read our competition rules below before you enter.


Which of the following is not a dog breed?

The answer is:

British shorthair

Winner announced

and the prize goes to…

  • Andy Wedge of Lancashire


  • Margaret Minion of Lancashire


  • val wilkinson of westsussex


  • Freda Vine of Kent


  • Paul Bell of Northumberland


  • Michelle Lyon of Merseyside


  • JOANNA BOWYER of Oxford


  • Sharon Wolden of Lincolnshire


  • Tony Fells of Devon


  • Nicky-Leanne King of Kent


  • Christine Beatty of Lancashire


  • Christine Smeeth of Lincolnshire


  • Margaret McKeand of Berkshire


  • Isobel Mulkerrin of East Yorkshire


  • Allan Smith of Cumbria


  • Liz Cairns of North Yorkshire


  • George Christie of United Kingdom


  • Jan Burridge of West Sussex


  • Malcolm Payne of Kent


  • paul DENSHAM of Somerset


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Competition rules

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