Smith and Pullman top the critics’ picks

Smith and Pullman top the critics’ picks

Ali Smith’s seasonal novel Winter (Hamish Hamilton), Sally Rooney’s "perfectly observed" début Conversations with Friends (Faber) and the eagerly anticipated first instalment of Philip Pullman’s Book of Dust trilogy, La Belle Sauvage (Penguin/David Fickling Books), were among the critics’ favourite titles of 2017.

The Bookseller rounded up the newspapers’ Books of the Year recommendations—specifically the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Times and the Mail on Sunday—to discover the titles consistently being touted as 20...

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