Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Candy Jar is proud to announce that two of our authors, Eileen Younghusband and Terry Cooper, are finalists in their respective categories of the People's Book Prize 2012/2013.

Eileen's book One Woman's War has been shortlisted in the non-fiction category while Terry's Kangazang! Star Stuff beat other titles to become a finalist in the fiction category of the competition.

The People's Book Prize is a literary competition open to all published authors and judged by the general public. Founded by Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE, the annual event presented its first awards in 2010. Twelve finalists are chosen in each of the three categories across four quarters of entries.

Both books received a high number of votes so thanks to all who took the time to have their say. Voting re-opens on the 21st May, providing the nation with the opportunity to choose the overall winner in each category by visiting The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on the 29th May. Both Eileen and Terry are looking forward to the event.

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