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The Little Award 2017 Winners are..

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The Good People by Hannah Kent (Adult) & The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Children)


We read lots of books and The Little Award is our way of celebrationg our favourite books of the year for adults and children.

Our fantastic shortlist for 2017:


Top Five


Top Five


The Baileys Women's Prize 2017

Congratulations to Naomi Alderman for winning the BAILEY'S Women's Prize for Fiction 2017! 'The Power' is wild and shocking... we love it!













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  The Costa Book Prize 

Congratulations to Sebastian Barry, winner of the Costa book of the Year 2016.










“A miracle of a book – both epic and intimate – that manages to create spaces for love and safety in the noise and chaos of history."


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Man Booker Prize 2017

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2017 has now been announced!

Have you read any of the selection this year?


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Radio 4 Book at Bedtime


From 18th September


by Colm Toibin

On the Radio

At the Cinema




The Limehouse Golem

by Peter Ackroyd






Victoria and Abdul

by Shrabani Basu

REVIEWS manbooker prize costa award - days without end

Radio 4 Book of the Week


From 25th September


by Fergal Keane

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Adult - Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller. The Good People by Hannah Kent. The Summer Before the War by  Helen Simonson. Modern Calligraphy by Lucy Edmonds. Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland. The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma-Jane Kirby.#RecipeShorts: Delicious Dishes in 140 characters by Andrea Stewart.


Children - I Am Going To Eat This Ant! by Chris Naylor Ballesteros. Pugs of the Frozen North by Phillip Reeve. 101 Brilliant Things for Kids to do with Science by Dawn Isaac. Dave's Cave by Fran Preston- Gannon . The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Ministry of Strange Unusual and Impossible Things by Paul Gamble. Edgar the Sausage Inspector by Jan Fearnley.

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