Win a copy of Oyster: A Global History by Carolyn Tillie

Enter this month's book competition to win a copy of Carolyn Tillie's delightful new introduction to the lore of the oyster, one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. 

Oyster: A Global History follows the story from prehistory to the present day, discovering how the oyster became the food of both paupers and kings, how it contributed to the building of empires and the demise of ecosystems, and why it may be the creature to help save the world’s shorelines and reefs. Packed with colourful anecdotes and a selection of recipes, it reveals the culinary, artistic, sexual, historical and scientific history of this humble bivalve. 

One winner will win one copy of the book. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Which famous Italian adventurer was said to have started each day with a breakfast of fifty oysters?

Please email your answer to with Oyster Competition in the subject field.

The competition will close at 6pm on Monday 20th October 2017.

We're sorry but the competition is only open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Please see our full terms and conditions here.

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