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The Sea

by John Banville

The Sea
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  • First Published:
    Nov 2005, 195 pages
    Paperback:
    Aug 2006, 208 pages

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The Booker Prize was established by the Booker McConnell company in 1969, and is  considered to be one of most important literary awards in the UK, if not the most important. In recent years it has been sponsored by the Man Group, an investment company, and thus is officially known as The Man Booker Prize, but is more often referred to simply as 'The Booker'.

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