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Costa Book Awards 2011 – category winners announced

In Miscellaneous on January 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Be sure to borrow the category winners from us.

Now All Roads Lead to France

Now All Roads Lead to France by Matthew Hollis

Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. ‘Now All Roads Lead to France’ is an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas’s fatal decision to fight in the war.

The Bees

The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy

The Bees’ is a collection of poetry from the pen of Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Weaving through the book is its presiding spirit, the bee, symbolizing what we have left of grace in the world and what is most precious for us to protect.
 

Pure

Pure by Andrew Miller

Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young engineer charged by the king with demolishing it. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson

Set in the Niger Delta, ‘Tiny Sunbirds Far Away’ explores the world of 12-year-old Blessing and her family. Part comic, part tragic, it shows that some families can survive almost anything.

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