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Win a signed copy of Richard Herring’s new book


Win a signed edition of Can I Have My Ball Back?


To celebrate the publication of Richard Herring’s brilliant new book, Can I Have My Ball Back? out this October, we’re offering you the chance to get your hands on an early bound proof edition (this is an early version of a book we make to send to people to get reviews). Richard will even sign it for you!

Here’s a little more about Richard’s book if you haven’t seen it yet –


At the start of 2021 Richard Herring was diagnosed with testicular cancer. For a man whose output includes a stand up tour titled ‘Talking Cock’ and who regularly interrogates our attitudes towards masculinity, it was a diagnosis that came with additional layers of complexity.


Mixing Rich’s personal story alongside what defines masculinity and ‘maleness’ in society, Can I Have My Ball Back? is not your typical cancer memoir. Whether they’re nuts, or bollocks, or gonads, or family jewels; from the phrase ‘grow some balls’ to infamous WWII songs about Hitler; Rich unpicks the tangle of emotions around his own testing times.


The book giveaway is open to UK residents only and you must be aged 18 years or older. The giveaway will close at midnight on 23rd June 2022. Don’t forget to read the full terms and conditions below. Good luck!

Terms and conditions

1. This is a prize draw to win one person to win one early bound proof copy of Can I Have My Ball Back? by Richard Herring. To enter, please fill in your name and email address, and read the terms and conditions on the prize draw page.
2. The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by a member of the Little, Brown marketing team, whose decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3. There is no purchase necessary to enter .
4. The prize draw opens at 12:01 am GMT on 23.06.22 and closes at 11:59 pm BST on 23.06.2022. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the prize draw.
5. The winners name will be published in a direct email to them by 15.07.22. The winners may see their names posted on the Company’s (see below)
website and on other websites and social media accounts.
6. The prize draw is open to residents of the UK aged 1 8 or over except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the prize draw either themselves or through their families.
7. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.
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15. This competition is being organised by Little, Brown Book Group Limited of Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ (“Company”).
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