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It was quite a night for prizes close to this librarian’s heart last night – the final of the Great British Bake Off (I was on Team James… oh well) was closely followed by the announcement of the Man Booker Prizewinner. Cakes and books – a perfect combination.
This year’s book is ‘The great British bake off : how to turn everyday bakes into showstoppers‘ – and yes, it includes that key lime pie.
Of course, that’s not the only baking book on our shelves by a long, long (long) way. We’ve also got last year’s Bake Off book, many a Mary Berry title, Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake and lots more – click on any one of these titles and explore the subject tags and other suggestions that appear on the library catalogue.
From the all-male Bake Off final to a woman – Hilary Mantel – winning the Man Booker. Only the third person to win the prize twice, and the first woman to do so, Mantel won with her sequel to Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies.
Beating The Garden of Evening Mists (Tan Twan Eng), Swimming Home (Deborah Levy), The Lighthouse (Alison Moore), Umbrella (Will Self) and Narcopolis (Jeet Thayil), one has to wonder – will the third part of the trilogy match its predecessors? Could Mantel win three times? No pressure, Hilary.