100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

Costa Book of the Year

The Shock of the Fall

First-time novelist Nathan Filer has won the Costa Book of the Year award for his "extremely moving" debut The Shock of the Fall, a portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness.

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Book Awards

Winners and runners-up of prestigious awards recognised by the books industry.

The Man Booker Prize 2014: The Longlist

The Booktrust Best Book Awards: The Winners

Operation Ouch!: Your Brilliant Body
Dr Chris van Tulleken, Dr Xand van...
Paperback
£5.99 £4.79
Peck, Peck, Peck
Lucy Cousins
Hardcover
£11.99 £8.39

Winner--Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride has just scooped this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. The chair of judges said: "An amazing and ambitious first novel that impressed the judges with its inventiveness and energy. This is an extraordinary new voice--this novel will move and astonish the reader."

McBride's novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. To read A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable--but it is always a revelation.


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The People's Book Prize 2014: The Finalists

Lynnwood
Paperback
£9.99 £6.99
Stop Dead
Paperback
£7.99 £5.59

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction: The Shortlist

Burial Rites
Paperback
£7.99 £5.59
The Lowland
Paperback
£8.99 £6.29