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Galaxy National Book Awards 2010

Galaxy National Book Awards 2010

The Galaxy National Book Awards is a brand new televised event for autumn 2010 to celebrate and promote authors and the best titles of the year. Just click on a title to see all the shortlisted titles and read a free Opening Extract.

Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year
Tesco Biography of the Year
Non-Fiction Book of the Year
National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year
International Author of the Year
Waterstone’s UK Author of the Year
Sainsbury’s Popular Fiction Book of the Year

Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year
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One Day
David Nicholls
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 February 2012. One of Richard Bacon's favourite books. A 2011 World Book Night selection. Winner of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2010
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Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel
February 2012 Guest Editor Joanna Trollope on Hilary Mantel... I loved her writing, long before the mega success of Wolf Hall. She wrote the best novel (bad title – A Place of Greater Safety) I ever read about the French...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2010
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Rupture
Simon Lelic
Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010. September 2010 Debut of the Month. CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Finalist 2010. It has been some time since I picked up a first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2010
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Jamie's 30-minute Meals
Jamie Oliver
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010. There really is no excuse for sending out for fast food – here’s Jamie Oliver showing how to organise a complete meal in 30 minutes. Easy enough for beginners...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
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The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir
Stephen Fry
Winner of the Galaxy Biography of the Year 2010. October 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Stephen Fry is back with the second instalment of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2010
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What You See Is What You Get: My Autobiography
Alan Sugar
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Biography of the Year 2010. Like the man himself, this autobiography is forthright, funny and sometimes controversial. It describes Sugar’s amazing journey, from a council house in Clapton through his schoolboy enterprises like making and selling his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
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Tesco Biography of the Year
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Wait For Me : Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister
Deborah Devonshire
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Biography of the Year 2010. Wait For Me is enthralling and a total joy, full of the author’s sympathetic wit (which she is not afraid to use on herself). The Duchess of Devonshire is a natural writer...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2010
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Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Justine Picardie
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Biography of the Year 2010. Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. Picardie cleverly brings the mysterious Gabrielle Chanel out...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2010
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A Journey
Tony Blair
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Biography of the Year 2010. October 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair releases his memoir A Journey, which charts the successes and controversies surrounding his time as premier and tells us more about Iraq,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2010
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The Making of Modern Britain
Andrew Marr
Winner of the Galaxy Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 17 December 2009. The book to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2010
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D-Day: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
Antony Beevor
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010. As usual Antony Beevor’s style makes a history book read like an action, blockbuster novel. If your knowledge of the Normandy landings is limited then this is a great book to give you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/05/2010
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Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter
Antonia Fraser
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010. Antonia Fraser’s memoir of the love story between herself and Harold Pinter, who spent 33 years together, having found each other somewhat later in life. Since 1968 Fraser has kept...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2010
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Non-Fiction Book of the Year
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Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Alex Bellos
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010. This is a richly entertaining and accessible book, in which Alex Bellos explodes the myth that maths is best left to the geeks. Covering subjects from adding to algebra, from set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2011
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At Home - A Short History of Private Life
Bill Bryson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 29 May 2010. July 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Bill Bryson turns is eyes inwards to look at the everyday things that add up to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/05/2010
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Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II
Ben Macintyre
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 20 May 2010. The author who brought us Agent Zigzag has written about another great mission of the Second World War that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2010
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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Edmund de Waal
Winner of the Independent Booksellers' Book Award 2011. Winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2011. Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011. Winner of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2011
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The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals
Patrick Barkham
Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010. Butterflies animate our summers but the 59 butterfly species of the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2010
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Mr Chartwell
Rebecca Hunt
Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010. Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2010. A House of Commons library clerk, Esther Hammerhans and Winston Churchill find themselves linked by the man-sized Labrador, Mr Chartwell, who is lodging with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2010
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National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year
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Mr Rosenblum's List: Or Friendly Guidance for the Aspiring Englishman
Natasha Solomons
Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010. If you enjoyed The Brief History of Tractors in Ukrainian then this is for you. It too concerns immigrants striving to become British, only here it is a German Jewish...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/07/2010
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The Legacy
Katherine Webb
A superb family drama, full of secrets and betrayals, love and resentment. Two sisters return to the house of their grandmother, following her death, and while sorting out the family affairs the uncover secrets long held buried. A really absorbing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/06/2010
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The Slap
Christos Tsiolkas
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009. Already an internationally acclaimed bestseller The Slap is an unflinching interrogation of our lives today; of the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2010
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Brooklyn
Colm Toibin
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010. December 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Good Reading for Christmas by Maureen Lipman... 'The sensitive man in my life will get Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn. He portrays the young Irish girl Eilis Lacey by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2010
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Room
Emma Donoghue
Winner of the Hughes & Hughes Novel of the Year Award 2010. Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010. August 2010 Book of the Month. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2010
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The Help
Kathryn Stockett
The Help is a deeply moving, timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we won't. It is about how women, whether mothers or daughters, the help or the boss, relate to each other -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2010
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International Author of the Year
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Decline & Fall: Diaries 2005-2010
Chris Mullin
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 24 March 2011. Shortlisted for the Galaxy Biography of the Year 2010. The sequel to Chris Mullin’s highly acclaimed first volume of diaries, A View From the Foothills, widely regarded as the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
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The Hand That First Held Mine
Maggie O'Farrell
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A powerful story full of dynamic characters, crafted with panache and lyricism." Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. Featured on The Book Show...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/04/2010
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell
Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control – of riches and minds, and over death itself. As you step onto the streets of Dejima...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/05/2010
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Started Early, Took My Dog
Kate Atkinson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. Another outing for Jackson Brodie in Atkinson's next crime novel. She seems to really be getting in to her stride with this series and as each book can be read as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2010
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Trespass
Rose Tremain
Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 8 April 2010. Rose Tremain won the Orange Prize for Fiction for The Road Home and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/03/2010
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Plenty
Yotam Ottolenghi, Jonathan Lovekin
Winner of the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010. With his fabulous restaurants and bestselling Ottolenghi Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/04/2010
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Waterstone’s UK Author of the Year
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The Flavour Thesaurus
Niki Segnit
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010. Beautifully packaged, The Flavour Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book that will immeasurably improve your cooking, it's the sort of book that might keep...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2010
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Kitchenella - The Secrets of Women: Heroic, Simple, Nurturing Cookery - for Everyone
Rose Prince
December 2010 Book of the Month. Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010. As a nation we have been hooked on the cooking bug in recent years, with the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2010
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Tender : Volume II - A Cook's Guide to the Fruit Garden
Nigel Slater
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010. Somehow with Nigel Slater, I become a half-decent cook; firstly I’m hooked by the lusciousness of his prose and then the recipes, so tempting, so un-fussy, so right, what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2010
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Dead Like You
Peter James
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010. This is the 6th Roy Grace thriller. Grace finds himself investigating crimes that bear similar characteristics to some unsolved crime over ten years earlier. With the opening up of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/10/2010
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The Ice Cream Girls
Dorothy Koomson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010. The Ice Cream Girls is an utterly gripping, thought-provoking and heart-warming slice of life that will make you wonder if you can ever truly know the people you love particularly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2010
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Worth Dying for
Lee Child
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 28 October 2010. Another fast paced thriller featuring the seemingly indestructible Jack Reacher. Fans will not be disappointed and new readers are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
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Sainsbury’s Popular Fiction Book of the Year
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Jump!
Jilly Cooper
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 21 October 2010. Just reading the synopsis of this book made me smile and feel a warm glow that Jilly Cooper was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2010
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Galaxy British Book Awards 2010

 


David Nicholls' One Day has been voted the Galaxy Book of the Year 2010 by the public.

 

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Nicholls said: "I'm both surprised and delighted by the award and would like to thank everyone who took the trouble to vote."

 

The Awards Ceremony for the inaugural Galaxy National Book of the Year Awards took place in November at the BBC TV studios and were broadcast on More4.  The winners of the awards were as follows:

 

Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book of the Year - One Day - David Nicholls


More4 Non-Fiction Book of the Year - The Making of Modern Britain - Andrew Marr


National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year - Edmund De Waal for The Hare with Amber Eyes


WHSmith Children's Book of the Year - Zog - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler


Galaxy International Author of the Year - Jonathan Franzen for Freedom


Waterstone's UK Author of the Year - Hilary Mantel for Wolf Hall


Tesco Biography of the Year - The Fry Chronicles - Stephen Fry


Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year - Plenty - Yotam Ottolenghi



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