Books and other good things
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The James Tait Black Prizes are Britain's oldest literary awards, having been in existence since 1919; they are administered by The University of Edinburgh, and in recent years the winners have been announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The books which have scooped the prizes this year are, from the biography category, Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee, and from...
... a new BBC series, The Secret Life of Books. I haven't seen a transmission date for this, but it's to be on BBC Four and will be "examining original texts, manuscripts, letters and diaries to uncover the story behind the creation of six classic books". Presenters include Simon Russell Beale on Shakespeare's First Folio, and the excellent Dr. Alexandra Harris (see this post) on Virginia Woolf's...
Here is a novel which sounds like a must for all Great British Bake Off fans, The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan: "Take five strangers with nothing in common except a passion for baking. Add a hotly-contested competition and beat to stiff peaks. Heat to just the right degree of tension. Ice with the bittersweet tale of the iconic woman who inspired them all. Enjoy in snatched bites, or...