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Read the real-life stories that were nominated for the Costa Biography Award 2018, including the category winner The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es. We offer savings on the RRP on all the stunning shortlisted biographies.

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Costa Biography Award 2018

Read the real-life stories that were nominated for the Costa Biography Award 2018, including the category winner The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es. We offer savings on the RRP on all the stunning shortlisted biographies.

  • The Salt Path

    Raynor Winn

    Product Code: BUAYI
    Paperback
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    Raynor Winn's The Salt Path was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2018.

    It is Raynor's first book and it tells the true story of how she and her partner lost everything but went on to find hope and salvation when they decided to walk all the way across the coastline of the South West of England.

    It's an uplifting read for anyone who enjoys nature and motivational tales of the power of love.
    • £6.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • The Cut Out Girl

    Bart van Es

    Product Code: BTZZB
    Paperback
    Bart van Es' The Cut Out Girl is the winner of the Costa Biography Award 2018 - and has now been published in paperback for the first time.

    The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague when she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken to a city far away to be hidden from the Nazis.She was raised by her foster family as one of their own, but a falling out well after the war meant they were no longer in touch.

    What was her side of the story, Bart van Es - a grandson of the couple who looked after Lien - wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? Bart managed to track down Lien (now in her 80s) living in Amsterdam. Reluctantly, she agreed to meet him, and eventually they struck up a remarkable friendship.

    This page-turning biography is powerful recreation of Lien's harrowing childhood and a story about the love and challenges foster families face.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

    Benjamin Zephaniah

    Product Code: BPNQK
    Hardback
    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah has been shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2018. A poet, lyricist and writer, Benjamin has so many stories to tell from his travels all around the world in his fascinating autobiography.

    From the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the streets protesting about unemployment, homelessness and the National Front through the '90s and the modern day, Benjamin's vital poems have been read and performed in every continent.

    Benjamin always wanted to take poetry everywhere and achieved this by presenting his political, radical and relevant words to people who didn't read books. He shares his extraordinary life story while also celebrating the power of poetry and the importance of pushing boundaries with the arts.
    • £16.39
    • RRP £20.00
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