The Two-Headed Whale by Sandy Winterbottom

Hardcover – via these links from Amazon and help Guid Reads in the process!) THE BLURB In 2016, Sandy Winterbottom embarked on an epic six-week tall-ship voyage from Uruguay to Antarctica. At the mid-way stop in South Georgia, her pristine image of the Antarctic was shattered when she discovered the dark legacyContinue reading “The Two-Headed Whale by Sandy Winterbottom”

Mother Land by Leah Franqui

THE BLURB When Rachel Meyer, a thirtysomething foodie from New York, agrees to move to Mumbai with her Indian-born husband, Dhruv, she knows some culture shock is inevitable. Blessed with a curious mind and an independent spirit, Rachel is determined to learn her way around the hot, noisy, seemingly infinite metropolis she now calls home. Continue reading “Mother Land by Leah Franqui”

The CILIP Carnegie Medal & Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2021

This week see’s the exciting announcements of the shortlists for both of these prestigious awards. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to a children’s book author whose writing creates an outstanding reading experience. It was established in 1936 in memory of the Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in 1955,Continue reading “The CILIP Carnegie Medal & Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2021”

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 Longlist is here, and it’s phenomenal!The Prize was created by the Women’s Prize Trust, a registered charity championing women writers on a global stage.As an organisation they “empower all women to raise their voice and own their story, shining a spotlight on outstanding andContinue reading “Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist”

The Jhalak Prize Long List

The Long List for the prestigious Jhalak Prize has been announced – and there are some amazing books on there. The Jhalak Prize was founded in 2017 and celebrates books by British & British resident BAME authors. First awarded in March 2017, the Jhalak Prize and its new sister award Jhalak Children’s & YA PrizeContinue reading “The Jhalak Prize Long List”