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Best women's fiction of 2015

Formerly called the Orange Prize after the previous sponsor, the finalists for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction were announced recently.

Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. 67 more words

Adult Fiction

Attempting to read the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2015

Every year, I eagerly await the announcement of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist (right back down to when it was the Orange Prize). It’s a list I have faith in, that I believe will deliver me a number of great reads. 629 more words

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The best of times...the worst of times...

Life feels very tenuous at present. I am having to do lots of out of the box thinking and will probably have to follow up with some out of the box living, which, currently, is not where I want to be. 166 more words

Purple Hibiscus

Having already read and loved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, I had high expectations for Purple Hibiscus.  Also set in Nigeria, this book tells the story of 15-year-old Kambili, living an apparently privileged life under a violent patriarch, tinged with religious fervour and surrounded by political unrest.   634 more words


The Road Home - Rose Tremain

So I lied to you all. I lied to you all and then to make it worse I let you all down. I promised that I would have the review of this up, as one of the… 1,400 more words


Book review: Upstairs at the Party

By Rosemary Collins

Orange Prize winning novelist Linda Grant is a University of York alumna, who studied at the then newly-opened University in the early 1970s. 766 more words


Book Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin is an absolutely superb novel, worthy of the highest acclaim and richly deserving of the impressive sales and many honours, including the 2005 Women’s Prize for fiction, that have come its way. 2,288 more words