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The Booker Prize 1976

The Winner


By David Storey

Published by Cape

Set in South Yorkshire, this is the story of Colin Saville’s struggle to come to terms with his family - his mercurial, ambitious father, his deep-feeling, long-suffering mother - and to escape the stifling heritage of the raw mining community into which he was born.   

The Shortlist

The 1976 Judges

Walter Allen (Chair)

Francis King

Mary Wilson