Posts Tagged ‘Costa/Whitbread Prize’

The Girl with Glass Feet – Ali Shaw

 Short Listed for Costa First Novel Award 2009 The Girl with Glass Feet was Simon’s choice for Not the TV Book Group (an online book group formed recentlyby several UK book bloggers). The book is set on a strange island, packed with weird animals; the plot centring on a woman called Ida, who discovers that she is […]

Theory of War – Joan Brady

Winner of the Whitbread Prize 1993 The Theory of War is story of a white child sold into slavery in post-Civil War America. At just four-years-old Jonathan is sold to Alvah Stokes, who treats him terribly. Alvah’s son George taunts Jonathan, and it is hatred for him that lasts throughout his lifetime, and leads to […]