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AFTER THE PARTY shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2019

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Cressida Connolly’s novel AFTER THE PARTY has been shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction – congratulations Cressida! The judges have praised AFTER THE PARTY as “utterly engrossing”. The winner will be announced on 15th June and the full Bookseller article can be read here.

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