The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Here are the books shortlisted for the category of Novel. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in January.The final four books listed have been shortlisted in the category of First Novel.
Kate Atkinson's Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God In Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. Buy the book here.
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