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Booker Prize Shortlist
Who will follow in the footsteps of Kingsley Amis, Margaret Atwood, and Peter Carey, and be this year's Booker winner? Here's the shortlist - you be the judge. Also see the list of past winners.
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The Electric Michelangelo
The Line of Beauty
In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions. As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family.
I'll Go To Bed at Noon
Britain's answer to The Corrections - Woodward's dysfunctional family lurches from tragedy to farce and back again in this stunning second novel from Whitbread short-listed novelist and award-winning poet Gerard Woodward.