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2020: A Year in Review

2020 world of books year in review

We don’t need to tell you what a rollercoaster of a year 2020 was; we’re all on the same ride! In the midst of all the uncertainty, one thing we’re certain of is how very fortunate we are at World of Books to be able to provide books to your homes.

In the last year, books have been a fantastic source of entertainment while we had to stay at home, courage and inspiration when we had to face the worst, education when we turned homes into schools, and the ultimate escape when we just needed a break from it all.

We’d like to look back on 2020 for all its good bits! So here’s a year in review of what we’ve been up to at World of Books.

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2019 Costa Book Awards – Book of the Year

costa book awards winners 2019

The Costa Book Awards have been running since 1971. They are one of the biggest and most significant book awards in the UK. Awards are given to writers in the UK and Ireland in five different categories. Previous winners have included Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman in 2017, Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel in 2012, and Just Henry by Michelle Magorian in 2008. Check out books by Costa Book Awards winners here!

Once the category winners are announced, (see list below) the judges then decide on one book out of the five to be awarded the prestigious Costa Book of the Year. This year, the award goes to…

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General Chatter, Kids' Corner

Back to School Reading List for Kids

back to school reading list

The autumn term has finally arrived and all the kids big and small are settling into their new school year. Whether you’ve got a herd of teens heading off to college and university or a tiny tot learning the ropes in their nursery, books are an amazing way to keep them afloat. Our back to school reading list is here to help. At World of Books, we believe that reading is the best activity to fill up the hours, escape or connect, and learn. Whatever your children are into, we’ve got just the book!

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