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Friday, 18 January, 2002, 17:17 GMT
Whitbread winners: Your views
Souhami wrote Selkirk's Island about explorer Alexander Selkirk
Diana Souhami won the Whitbread biography award
In part two of our review of the books vying for the Whitbread book of the year prize, we look at biography Selkirk Island by Diana Souhami and Selma Hill's poetry collection Bunny.

BBC News Online's Dominic Casciani wrote of Bunny: "This is a wonderfully rich, dark and readable portrait of growing-up."

Leigh Mytton, who read Souhami's Selkirk Island, said: "It will have you re-reaching for your copy of Robinson Crusoe and planning a trip to south America. If that's not inspirational, I don't know what is."

But what do you think?

Will either of these books win the prestigious Whitbread book of the year title?

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14 Nov 01 | Arts
Whitbread shortlists 2001
11 Jan 02 | Entertainment
Whitbread's worthy winners
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