Thursday, September 14, 2006

Booker shortlist

So that Booker shortlist...

Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss (Hamish Hamilton)
Kate Grenville, The Secret River (Canongate)
M J Hyland, Carry Me Down (Canongate)
Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men (Viking)
Edward St Aubyn, Mother's Milk (Picador)
Sarah Waters, The Night Watch (Virago)

Go Sarah! Not that I've actually met everyone on the list, but if she's not the nicest, she has to be equal nicest at least. We're huge Waters fans at the shop. We were at the launch, y'know. They read out how the sales were doing and we were totally thrown to discover we'd sold 1pc of all the copies sold (we do not turn over 1pc of UK book sales on the whole, more's the pity.) Of course, I'm sure that Borderstones etc have caught up with us by now, but we were there first. And she's a local lass too! Someone dig out that photo of her in the shop...


  1. Night Watch was our first ever book of the month...

  2. I'm not a betting man but...

  3. Thanks for posting the photo! There's *at least* one future Booker winner in that picture I reckon...