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British Book Industry Awards Shortlist Revealed

3 January 2017

The shortlists for the British Book Industry Awards have been announced and we're happy to see we have published some of the nominees.

Grey by EL James - Fiction Book Of The Year Nominee
Christian Grey exercises control in all things - until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, Ana seems to see right through him - past the business prodigy to Christian's cold, wounded heart.Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt him? Or will his dark sexual desires drive Ana away? In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

This title is available as a CD, MP3 CD and audio download.

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins - Fiction Book Of The Year Nominee
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She even feels she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see: she's much more than just the girl on the train.

This title is available to purchase as a CD, MP3 CD and hardcover large print.

The Green Road by Anne Enright - Fiction Book Of The Year Nominee
A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland's Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion - a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them. The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

This title is available to purchase as a CD, MP3 CD and audio download.

Disclaimer by Renee Knight - Debut Fiction Of The Year Nominee
This is a work of fiction. Names and characters are the product of the author's imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.*

*Everything you have just read is a lie.

What if you realised the book you were reading was all about you? When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine's bedside table, she curls up in bed and begins to read. But as she turns the pages, she is sickened to realise the story will reveal her darkest secret. A secret she thought no one else knew...

This title is available to purchase in hardcover large print.

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh - Debut Fiction Of The Year Nominee
A tragic accident. In a split second, Jenna Gray's world is shattered. Desperate to escape her past, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her memories of the cruel November night that changed her life for ever. DI Ray Stevens is tasked with seeking justice for a mother who is living every parent's worst nightmare. Determined to get to the bottom of the case, it begins to consume him. As Ray and his team seek to uncover the truth, Jenna, slowly, begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating.

This title is available to purchase in CD and MP3 CD formats.

In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware - Debut Fiction Of The Year Nominee
Nora hasn't seen Clare for years. Not since they were at school together. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. So she's surprised to receive an invitation to Clare's hen do. Perhaps it's a chance to reconnect with her best friend? To put the past behind her and start her life anew? But then something goes wrong. Nora wakes up in a hospital room with her head bandaged and a police guard outside her door. Are they there to protect her or arrest her? Nora is scared. Scared because her first thought is not "what's happened to me?" but "what have I done?"

This title is available to purchase in CD, MP3 CD, audio download and hardcover large print formats.

The Girl In The Red Coat by Kate Hamer - Debut Fiction Of The Year
Eight-year-old Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift - that she is potentially a saviour. While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel is sent on an extraordinary journey: one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

This title is available to purchase in large print.