Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Desmond Elliott Longlist

Some lovely news today - A Song for Issy Bradley has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

I've read several of the books on the longlist and am in extremely good company (Elizabeth is Missing and Chop Chop were on the Costa shortlist, too - I highly recommend both!).

The judges said this about A Song for Issy Bradley: "Wit flashes in a score of brilliant one-liners, points up the sotto-voce comedy of this song otherwise sad beyond tears."

I read that quote aloud to my children this evening, on our way back from the Under 13s County Cup Final, and one of them asked me whether sotto-voce is like Ferrero Rocher. 

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