Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Bordeaux Bay by Guernsey-based artist Tony Taylor

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Congratulations to Tasmanian author, Richard Flanigan, who has won this year’s Man Booker Prize with his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  
I've been working my way through the six-book shortlist but not speedily enough to be able to challenge or agree with the judges' choice. 

I have, however, already read the winning novel and commend it. 

The book combines a love story with a harrowing account of the terrible fate of thousands of Anzac troops captured by the Japanese during the Second World War and forced to work as slaves on the notorious Burma Railway. 

Not an easy read, The Narrow Road to the Deep North nevertheless rewards the reader’s perseverance.  

Admirers of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be pleased to hear that she presented the prize again this year. The Duchess, who is a patron of a number of organisations which promote literacy, handed over the coveted trophy to the winning author.

A rather different version of the Duchess can be found by clicking on this link.

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