Now we are ten...

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2012: 
The A303 – Tom Fort
Fort has an eye for the quirky, the absurd, the pompous – and a style that, like the road, is always on the move.
2013:
The Cleaner of Chartres – Salley Vickers
Salley Vickers's intelligent novel set around Chartres Cathedral explores the darker side of human nature with the lightest touch.

2014:
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
An affectionate and intelligent story of a middle-aged autistic man's search for love, this very enjoyable read promises to put Don Tillman on the comic literary map somewhere between Mr Pooter and Adrian Mole.
2015:
The Road to Little Dribbling – Bill Bryson
In his sequel to Notes from a Small Island, Bryson takes a bounding route through the island nation with the encomiastic zest of a tour guide and the gentle classism of a real Englishman.
2016:

I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

A rollercoaster ride through the darkest reaches of the US intelligence world, the mountains of Afghanistan, and the dusty back alleys of the Middle East, set against a sinister terrorist plot that aims to destroy the United States for good.

2017:

The Marches – Rory Stewart

Stewart reflects on empire, identity and landscape in this memorable account of his frustrating journey with his father along Hadrian’s Wall.

2018:

Munich – Robert Harris

Robert Harris is on sure ground in this brilliantly constructed spy novel set amid the politicking of Chamberlain’s last-ditch negotiations with Hitler.

2019:

The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker

This brilliant retelling of Homer’s epic poem focuses on the cost of war to women through the story of Briseis, Achilles’ concubine. Barker’s novel is an invitation to tell those forgotten stories, and to listen for voices silenced by history and power.

2020:

A Single Thread – Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier excels at writing about the ordinary human characters who find themselves accidentally at the centre of history, painting an intricate portrait of the hopes and fears of ‘surplus women’ left alone after the First World War.

2021:

Magpie Lane – Lucy Atkins

When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers. Tense, perceptive and meticulously plotted, Magpie Lane is an intelligent exploration of privilege, belonging, grief and parental responsibility.