Posts Tagged ‘Long list’

Offshore – Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore won the Booker Prize in 1979. From the back-cover: On Battersea Reach, a mixed bag of the temporarily lost […]

A Month in the Country – J. L. Carr

A Month in the Country was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1980. My penguin modern classic copy is […]

The Bone People – Keri Hulme

The Bone People won the Booker Prize in 1985. It is set on the South Island of New Zealand, and […]

Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai

Fasting, Feasting was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999. The book begins in India, telling the story of Uma, […]

The Accidental – Ali Smith

The book started off quite promisingly, with the meandering thoughts of a 12 year old girl. The writing style was […]

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha won the Booker Prize in 1993. It is the first Roddy Doyle book I have […]