Costa Book of the Year 2011 winner!

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Congratulations indeed to Andrew Miller and his book Pure, which won one of the most coveted titles in the book industry last night, the Costa Book of the Year. Pure is Miller’s sixth novel, set in pre-revolutionary Paris in 1785, telling the story of Jean-Baptiste Baratte, an ambitious your engineer, who is assigned the task of emptying the noxious, overflowing Parisian cemetery Les Innocents, and of demolishing its church.

Miller faced stiff competition from works by debut writers Matthew Hollis, Christie Watson and Moira Young and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy to claim the prize of a cheque for £30,000 and being the honoured as the overall winner of the five categories of the Costa Book Awards 2011.

If you want to read up more on the Costa Book Awards this year, you may do so by clicking here and please check out all the titles featured by clicking here.

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