Artistic licence: Don’t book on a prize read

The other week, my sister and I were having a conversation about books, and about which recent books were good.

20th September, 2008

The other week, my sister and I were having a conversation about books, and about which recent books were good.

‘‘I’ll tell you one kind of book I won’t buy,’’ my sister said. ‘‘Any book that has a Booker-shortlisted sticker on it. As soon as I see that, I put it right back on the shelf.” It turns out she’s not alone.

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