Reader's choice

Geraldine Brennan

Still a week left to vote for the book that does most to sum up the current condition of England - or Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. The results of the "Are We What We Read?" poll will be announced next World Book Day - March 6, 2003 - but votes must be in by October 31. Fill in cards from libraries and most bookshops, or see www.worldbookday.com. Organisers'

suggestions for Northern Ireland include Sister Genevieve, John Rae's memoir of the late Falls Road headteacher.

At the same time, vote in the first Writer's Itch awards for UK African and Caribbean writers of fiction, non-fiction or children's books. Email: nakedtruth@fsmail.net or tel: 020 8469 0632. Polls close November 1. Details of the November 10 awards ceremony on the same number.

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