Waterstones Book of the Year 2017

The Waterstones Book of the Year is an annual endeavour to seek out the finest book of the past twelve months. James Daunt, managing director of Waterstones, said the books were all "jewels". ".... a shortlist of variety and great quality, and as usual a few real discoveries. Whilst we are not alone this year to find that a vote can spring a surprise, ours is a wholly satisfying result."