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Man Booker Prize Celebration Event in Liverpool

Written by The Reader, 14th October 2011

The Man Booker Prize Celebration event is being held at Garston Library (BOWDEN ROAD, L19 1QN) on Tuesday 18th October 2011, 7pm-9pm.

The event is hosted by Liverpool Library and Information Services and includes presentations on the shortlisted books, readings, a light-hearted literary quiz and a prize draw. Refreshments are also provided. Copies of the shortlisted books will be available to borrow from the library on the night.  Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free.

For more information on the shortlisted books, visit

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davecookson says:

I’m halfway through the nominated Pigeon English, and I have to say I’m enjoying it a lot. It is slightly similar to The Curious Incident… in that it is told from the perspective of a young male taking it upon himself to investigate a crime, and includes the odd little drawing in the middle of the text. The use of contemporary juvenile slang is making me feel old as it takes me a while to realise what it means, but it is a good illustration of the evolution of language, and how you can pick up new words and indeed new meanings of words relatively easily. To borrow a bit of language from the main character Harri – this book is ‘bo-styles’! I could talk about it for ‘donkey hours’.

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