Heartland, Beauty and Tell it to the Bees up for the People's Book Prize

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Heartland by Anthony Cartwright, Beauty by Raphael Selbourne, and Tell it to the Bees by Fiona Shaw are all up for public vote for The People’s Book Prize over the next few weeks. This national competition, which has Dame Beryl Bainbridge and Paul Blezard as its patrons, is aimed at discovering talented authors. Each month, books are voted for in three categories – fiction, non-fiction and children’s – and the book in each category with the most votes will go forward as finalists for the annual People’s Book Prize Awards in July 2010.

Unusually for literary prizes, the winner is chosen each month by ordinary readers in a public vote – and each month 12 voters will win a book of their choice from the next month’s People’s Book Prize collection, as well as a chance to win two tickets to the Gala Awards Night.

You have until the end ofJanuary to vote for your favourite book, so there’s plenty of time to show your support for Anthony Cartwright, Raphael Selbourne, and Fiona Shaw – and be in with a chance to win something yourself, too.