Recommendations

The Bessie Book Club: Ruby

Enjoy a sneak peek of the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist with The Bessie Book Club.

Over the next six weeks leading up to the 2016 winner’s announcement, we’ll be featuring a sample from each book on this year’s brilliant shortlist. Next up is Cynthia Bond’s epic debut Ruby, a transcendent novel, full of life, exquisitely written, and suffused with the pastoral beauty of the rural South.

Sit back, relax, kick off your shoes (maybe even pour yourself a cheeky Baileys) and enjoy the first three chapters of Ruby.

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The Prize Podcasts


Tune into Dolly Alderton, Scarlett Curtis and more on our new podcast