The Nobel Prize in Literature was first awarded in 1901. Awarded to an author from any country who has, in the words from the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction". The first winner was Sully Prudhomme.
Below are the Top 10 most popular books, based on the number of free Opening Extracts downloaded.
The Silent Wife A. S. A. Harrison
December 2013 Debut of the Month.
A very simple story with no surprises (until the end) but told with such perceptive insight into the characters and so beautifully written it grips the imagination.... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2013
The One Plus One Jojo Moyes
The One Plus One is one heck of a story; single mum and cleaner Jess, with her motley family (daughter Tanzie, step-son Nicky and dopey dog Norman) joins forces with software high-flyer Ed on a chaotic road-trip throwing this unlikely... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
You Made Me Late Again! My New Collection Pam Ayres
From the dog being afraid of the toaster to your son leaving home for university; and from the search for that perfect swimsuit to becoming a gran for the first time, this title includes poems that deal with everyday and... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
102 Things to Do in Winter Alex Quick
Seasonal things to do - Alex Quick will remind you of things you used to do, bring in plenty of new ideas and at the same time give you the low-down on what other cultures get up to in winter.... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2013
Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food Nigel Slater
October 2013 Food and Drink Book of the Month.
Quite a large book actually whatever the title says, there’s a whopping 500+ recipe ideas and Nigel Slater’s aim is to make this the... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
Fin and Lady Cathleen Schine
December 2013 Book of the Month.
This wonderfully poignant novel charts the story of Lady (a Holly Golightly free spirit of the 60s) through the astute eyes of her orphaned half brother Fin.... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2013
Peas & Queues The Minefield of Modern Manners Sandi Toksvig
These are not the manners of Emily Post but a guide – and a reminder- that manners make for a civilised society. There are the things we should know and do – queuing without shoving, no spitting in the street... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2013
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