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International Booker Prize 2020

The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke L. Rijneveld  has been awarded the 2020 International Booker prize. It has been translated from the Dutch by Michele Hutchison who is joint sharer…

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Simon Brett’s New Crime Series

Our patron, Simon Brett, has a new book out called The Clutter Corpse. It is the first in his new crime series inspired by his encounter with a Clutter Queen…

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Booker Prize 2019

The Booker Prize for Fiction this year was awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other. The prize is awarded for the best…

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Why was Billy Bunter Never Really Expelled?

This intriguing title of some twenty-five essays on children’s literature is due for publication in September ’19 and has been reviewed by our longstanding member, Nigel Gossop. Follow the link…

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Man Booker Prize 2018

The Man Booker prize 2018 was won by an Irish writer, Anna Burns for her novel Milkman. The novel has been described as a “viciously funny take on the Troubles” by…