Booker Prize Shortlist 2008

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The Northern Clemency
1.  The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
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  "Ten years in Sheffield from 1974 to 1984, taking on two families with Tolstoyan grandeur"
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The White Tiger
2.  The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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  "Debut novel from Time magazine's Asia correspondent, told through the letters of a successful businessman who has committed a ruthless act to get to the top"
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The Secret Scripture
3.  The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
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  "An alternative history of Ireland told from a mental hospital by a 90 year old woman, authored by a great prose stylist"
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Sea of Poppies
4.  Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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  "Ghosh has written many well-loved novels: the Sea of Poppies refers to the Opium Wars, which are threaded through this historical story like silk"
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A Fraction of the Whole
5.  A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
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  "It's another biggie: an Australian son remembers his totally awful-sounding father. Funny and over the top."
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The Clothes On Their Backs
6.  The Clothes On Their Backs by Linda Grant
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  "Grant is a well-loved writer in this country and the only woman on the shortlist: Jewish girl with a rubbish set of cards in life is inspired to think differently by dodgy Uncle Sandor"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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