Tag Archives: Baileys Prize

“Outline” by Rachel Cusk (2014) – book review

Now there’s an odd thing. I wonder who decided on the jacket cover for this book? Was it Faber & Faber who chose to stick a stunning review by “Middlesex” author Jeffrey Eugenides as an almost integral part of the … Continue reading

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“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013) – book review

Not my first, but the third read from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and am hoping by the next review I will be able to confidently type her name without needing to double check each word before I write. Daft thought: this … Continue reading

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“A Spell of Winter” by Helen Dunmore (1995) – book review

As well as her poetry, Helen Dunmore has so far written thirteen ‘grown up’ books and a whole bookshelf of children’s works, and in fact I first became aware of her when Offspring Number 2 fell in love with the Ingo … Continue reading

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“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt (2013) – book review

What to say about “The Goldfinch” that hasn’t already been said before? This has got to be one of the most talked-about and hyped up launches of last year : Donna Tartt, infamous for being somewhat reclusive and producing a … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 – shortlist

The Shortlist 2015 has been announced!! The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – is delighted to announce the 2015 shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books’ selection includes … Continue reading

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“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel (2014) – book review

What this brilliant new read is NOT : It is not a science fiction novel. It is not a thriller or solely a dystopian vision of a post-apocalyptic world. It is not just about pandemics or Shakespeare or nostalgia or … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Prize for Women’s Fiction # Thisbook campaign

The #Thisbook campaign was launched a year ago by the Baileys’ Prize for Fiction team – and subsequently thousands of readers went on to put it to the vote. Here are the overall winners: how many have you read ? … Continue reading

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“The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters (2014) – book review

I don’t think the day will ever come when I will see the name ‘Sarah Waters’ on a jacket cover and not want to own the book. I haven’t loved everything I’ve read of hers with the same passion, but … Continue reading

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“Elizabeth is Missing” by Emma Healey (2014) – book review

I would really like to sit and have a café crème with the authoress Emma Healey. She was on the cover of The Sunday Times not so long ago and I avidly read the article about the background to her … Continue reading

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“Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent (2013) – book review

There’s nothing more thrilling than having someone say “Oh you have got to read this”. Especially when it comes from someone whose taste you admire. So when you hear it more than once, it’s well nigh impossible not to nosedive … Continue reading

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