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Lists of Bests - Booker Prize Winners



Something to Answer for 
   
    1
    *
    by P.H. Newby


The Elected Member 
   
    2
    by Bernice Rubens


In a Free State: A Novel 
   
    3
    by V.S. Naipaul


G.: A Novel 
   
    4
    by John Berger


The Siege of Krishnapur (New York Review Books Classics) 
   
    5
    by J.G. Farrell


Holiday 
   
    6
    *
    by Stanley Middleton


The Conservationist 
   
    7
    by Nadine Gordimer


Heat and Dust 
   
    8
    by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


Saville 
   
    9
    *
    by David Storey


Staying On: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction) 
   
    10
    by Paul Scott


The Sea, The Sea (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) 
   
    11
    by Iris Murdoch


Offshore 
   
    12
    by Penelope Fitzgerald


Rites of Passage 
   
    13
    by William Golding


Midnight's Children (Everyman's Library) 
   
    14
    by Salman Rushdie


Schindler's Ark (Coronet Books) 
   
    15
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    by Thomas Keneally
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