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Master Georgie wins the Man Booker Best of Beryl

Master Georgie wins the Man Booker Best of Beryl

20 April 2011

Beryl Bainbridge’s 1998 novel, Master Georgie, is the winner of a special prize created to honour the late, much-loved author – the Man Booker Best of Beryl.

Beryl Bainbridge was shortlisted five times for the Booker Prize – the most that any author has been shortlisted – but never actually won. Over a period of five weeks the public has been asked to vote for their favourite of Dame Beryl’s shortlisted books: The Dressmaker (1973); The Bottle Factory Outing (1974); An Awfully Big Adventure (1990); Every Man for Himself (1996) and Master Georgie (1998) all of which are now published in paperback by Abacus.

The voting, conducted via the Man Booker website, was very close, with Master Georgie winning by a few votes, just pipping Every Man For Himself to the post.

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