The Booker Prize Shortlist 2009! Waste of money, or do you love it?


  • A S Byatt
    The Children’s Book
    Chatto & Windus

    The Children’s Book

  • J M Coetzee
    Summertime
    Harvill Secker

    Summertime 

  • Adam Foulds
    The Quickening Maze
    Jonathan Cape

    The Quickening Maze is based on real events and is set in and around the High Beach Asylum in 1840.

    The Quickening Maze

  • Hilary Mantel
    Wolf Hall
    Fourth Estate
    Set in England in the 1520s, Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir.

    Wolf Hall

  • Simon Mawer
    The Glass Room
    Little, Brown
    High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a marvel of steel, glass and onyx.

    The Glass Room

  • Sarah Waters
    The Little Stranger
    Virago
     

Winners to be announced October 6th, 2009. I used to think this a waste of money, but when you think how much footballers get paid….

I’m quite excited to be able to read some of these. In particular J M Coetzee and A S Byatt.  Is there anything here, which really intrigues you? What do you think of the covers, do they grab you by the short and curlies?

Sassy

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