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The Booker Prize 1998

The Booker Prize 1998

The Winner


By Ian McEwan

Published by Cape 

Gorgeous, feisty Molly Lane had many lovers, among them Clive Linley, Britain’s most famous composer, Vernon Halliday, editor of a respected broadsheet, and Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary and tipped to be the next prime minister. When Clive and Vernon meet to pay their last respects to Molly at her funeral, they make a pact that will have unforeseen and profound consequences for everyone concerned.

The Shortlist

The 1998 Judges

Douglas Hurd (Chair) 

Professor Valentine Cunningham

Penelope Fitzgerald

Miriam Gross

Nigella Lawson