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Dear Thief by Samantha Harvey

 Longlisted for 2015 Baileys Prize Five words from the blurb: woman, writing, friend, past, revealing The Wilderness, Samantha Harvey’s debut novel, was an outstanding book. It was beautifully written and packed with emotion. Her second novel, All is Song, was dull in comparison. I tried reading Dear Thief on its release, but abandoned it because it […]

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2015

The longlist for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was released at midnight and I think it is fair to say that it was a surprise. Almost half of the books longlisted hadn’t appeared on any of the blogger prediction posts circulating in the last week or so. I hadn’t even heard of some […]

Who will the longlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction?

On 10th March the longlist for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced. Previously known as the Orange Prize, it is awarded to the best full length novel, written by a women, that has been published in the UK between 1st April 2014 and 31st March 2015. I’ve been researching the contenders […]

The 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist has just been announced. The shortlisted books are: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Undertaking by Audrey Magee I predicted three out of six correctly, but […]

Who will be shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction?

I’ve now tried all the books on the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction longlist and overall I was very impressed by the quality of the books. It is probably the strongest year I’ve ever seen and narrowing it down to six books is a tough job. I cut it down to 11 books very […]

Three books from the Baileys’ longlist

The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne Five words from the blurb: dogs, poisoned, manicured, lawns, Massachussetts The Dogs of Littlefield started well, with interesting observations about dog owners. I found their arguments about the shared use of a park interesting as I’m sure the UK will be subject to similar debates about the control […]