Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Romantic Novel of the Year Shortlist!

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It's out! And I know two of the shortlisted authors personally. My Cambridge mate,Judith Lennox, and fellow Transita author (though this is a Little, Brown book), Linda Gillard.
The full line-up is here.

Gosh, what with that and the Romance prize being awarded too, I might be too nervous to eat my lovely lunch. Ah! Got the solution. I'll loosen up with a tot of champagne first. That'll do the trick.
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7 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Is that the trick? how could i have not known that!!!

It's a great short list and I can't wait!

Nicola Cornick said...

It's a wonderful list and I don't envy the judges such a difficult task. I have the Susanna Kearsley book on my TBR pile. I love her books! Like your solution to the problem of nerves, Jan!

Jan Jones said...

You knew it really, Liz. It's just that if you overdo it, the memory goes fuzzy and you forget!

Nicola, I agree. I wouldn't be a judge for anything (well, unless Viggo Mortenson was a fellow judge, obviously)

Laura Essendine said...

Just love Judith Lennox and can't wait to read her latest. she makes her writing feel so effortless. I wish she could bottle her talent and send me a pint!

Laura Essendine
Author – The Accidental Guru
The Accidental Guru Blog
The Books Limited Blog

Cat Marsters/Kate Johnson said...

Champagne is very useful, especially if you're not expected to make a speech (no, Kate Winslet, I'm not looking at you...).

How fantastic to be able to say, "Oh yes, I know her!" Not that I'm biased, but I'll probably be rooting for Judith now!

judy Astley said...

A mere 'tot'??????? Jan, that would be letting the side down!

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