Man Booker Prize Eligible 2012
Since it proved popular last year, I'm starting another list for novels eligible for this year's Man Booker Prize.

Please do not add a book unless you are fairly sure it is eligible according to the official rules (see: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/prize/about/rules-and-entry) Basically that means any full-length novel by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe, written in English and published in the UK between 1 October 2011 and 30 September 2012.


1 The Light Between Oceans
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2 Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 30,013 ratings
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3 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 63,174 ratings
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4 The Chemistry of Tears
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2.97 of 5 stars 2.97 avg rating — 2,466 ratings
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5 Death Comes to Pemberley
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3.07 of 5 stars 3.07 avg rating — 47,731 ratings
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6 The Casual Vacancy
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3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 162,057 ratings
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7 The Garden of Evening Mists
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 6,704 ratings
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8 The Panopticon
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 2,329 ratings
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9 NW
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 14,160 ratings
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10 Sweet Tooth
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 29,440 ratings
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11 Capital
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 6,099 ratings
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12 Absolution
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 667 ratings
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13 How It All Began
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 3,949 ratings
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14 Snake Ropes
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 301 ratings
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15 Narcopolis
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 3,418 ratings
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16 The Uninvited Guests
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2.98 of 5 stars 2.98 avg rating — 5,487 ratings
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17 The Red House
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2.9 of 5 stars 2.90 avg rating — 9,220 ratings
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18 The Lighthouse
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 2,518 ratings
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19 The Land of Decoration
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 2,152 ratings
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20 The Bellwether Revivals
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 1,292 ratings
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21 The Secret Keeper
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 55,224 ratings
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22 Lionel Asbo: State of England
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 2,492 ratings
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23 Swimming Home
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3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 4,499 ratings
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24 John Saturnall's Feast
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 1,171 ratings
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25 Rhumba
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 32 ratings
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26 Hawthorn & Child
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 638 ratings
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27 Angelmaker
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 4,913 ratings
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28 Life! Death! Prizes!
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 227 ratings
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29 Ancient Light
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,601 ratings
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30 Merivel: A Man of His Time
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 803 ratings
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31 The Teleportation Accident
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 2,705 ratings
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32 Skios
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3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 2,271 ratings
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33 The Marlowe Papers
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 282 ratings
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34 Care of Wooden Floors
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 1,284 ratings
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35 Umbrella
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3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 966 ratings
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35 Painter of Silence
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 844 ratings
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37 Coward's Tale
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 174 ratings
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38 Waiting for Sunrise
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 3,825 ratings
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39 The Girl Who Fell From The Sky
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,853 ratings
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40 The Yips
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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 401 ratings
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40 This is Life
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 473 ratings
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42 The Book of Answers
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 21 ratings
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43 The Man Who Rained
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 403 ratings
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44 The Uninvited
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 1,278 ratings
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45 Konstantin
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3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 52 ratings
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46 The Watch
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 740 ratings
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47 The Spider King's Daughter
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 269 ratings
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48 The Forrests
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3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 558 ratings
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49 Philida
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 714 ratings
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50 Harmattan
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 100 ratings
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51 Scenes from Early Life
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 120 ratings
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52 Hinterland: A Novel
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 174 ratings
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52 The Heart Broke In
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 819 ratings
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54 Sarah Thornhill
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,122 ratings
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54 Signs of Life
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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 154 ratings
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56 Alys, Always
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 1,689 ratings
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56 Ignorance
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3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 295 ratings
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56 Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 263,012 ratings
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59 The Quiddity of Will Self
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 67 ratings
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59 The Colour of Milk
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,189 ratings
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61 How the Trouble Started
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 90 ratings
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62 Various Pets Alive and Dead
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 1,093 ratings
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63 Zoo Time
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2.87 of 5 stars 2.87 avg rating — 413 ratings
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63 My Policeman
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 256 ratings
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65 The Missing Shade of Blue
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 82 ratings
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66 The Roundabout Man
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 142 ratings
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67 A Lady Cyclist's Guide to K...
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 2,627 ratings
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68 Flight
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3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 46 ratings
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69 Mo Said She Was Quirky
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3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 130 ratings
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69 Communion Town
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3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 359 ratings
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71 That Deadman Dance
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 398 ratings
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71 Kimberly's Capital Punishment
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3.05 of 5 stars 3.05 avg rating — 182 ratings
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73 Jack Glass
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 840 ratings
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73 Pig Iron
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 68 ratings
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75 The Casablanca Case
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13 ratings
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76 Pure
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 42 ratings
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77 The Silver Dark Sea
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 186 ratings
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78 The Big Music
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 49 ratings
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79 The House of Rumour
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 379 ratings
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80 The Liars' Gospel
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 475 ratings
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81 This is Paradise
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2.89 of 5 stars 2.89 avg rating — 18 ratings
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82 The Prisoner of Paradise
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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 58 ratings
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83 No Time Like the Present
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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 247 ratings
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84 The Thoughts & Happenings o...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 629 ratings
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84 Shelter
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,198 ratings
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86 The Greatcoat
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3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 1,475 ratings
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87 Silver: Return to Treasure ...
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 593 ratings
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88 The Fever Tree
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 2,762 ratings
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88 Past the Shallows
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,251 ratings
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90 Dogs at the Perimeter
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 221 ratings
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91 The Game Is Altered
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 23 ratings
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91 Beautiful Lies
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3.07 of 5 stars 3.07 avg rating — 399 ratings
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91 The English Monster
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 417 ratings
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91 The Testimony
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 234 ratings
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95 Landfall
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2.73 of 5 stars 2.73 avg rating — 67 ratings
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95 Reflected in You (Crossfire...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 188,249 ratings
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97 Incidents in the Life of Ma...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 135 ratings
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98 In the Orchard, the Swallows
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 441 ratings
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98 Autumn Laing
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 285 ratings
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100 The Light of Amsterdam
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3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 320 ratings
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152 books · 260 voters · list created February 5th, 2012 by Phillip Edwards (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-9 of 9) (9 new)

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message 1: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Thank you Phillip


message 2: by Paul (new)

Paul Pettet Great list


message 3: by Alan (new)

Alan Isn't Charlotte Rogan American? I'm not sure The Lifeboat is eligible. Although I did read and enjoy it!


message 4: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards I think you're right Alan. A strict librarian will probably come along and remove it.


message 5: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ The shortlist

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Faber & Faber)

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (And Other Stories)

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate)

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (Salt)

Umbrella by Will Self (Bloomsbury)

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon Books)


message 6: by James (new)

James Pretty sure that Rebecca and 1984 (the only two I've read on the list, which is why I noticed them) aren't eligible for this year's Booker. Am I okay to remove them?


message 7: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Yes please James. Also Labyrinth, Beloved, Sanctus, The Book of Human Skin, The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, The Canterbury Tales, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Clockwork Universe! I think Mike must have voted on the wrong list!


message 8: by James (new)

James All gone, along with 1984, Rebecca and the previously requested The Lifeboat.


message 9: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Thanks, James!


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