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London, 20.30pm 27th January 2015: H is for Hawk by writer, poet and historian Helen Macdonald has beaten bookies’ favourite, How to be both by Ali Smith, to win the title of 2014 Costa Book of the Year. H is for Hawk, part memoir and part nature book, is the author’s personal account of training a goshawk as a way of dealing with grief following her father’s death.
London, 22nd January 2015: With the 2014 Costa Book Awards only four days away, the latest odds from bookmakers William Hill have novelist Ali Smith, winner of the Costa Novel Award, as odds-on favourite for the Costa Book of the Year with How to be both,
• Six writers from all corners of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland • Shortlist includes a part-time dentist and a writer whose first novel has just been published • Winner decided by public vote and will be announced at the Costa Book Awards ceremony on Tuesday 27th January
WINNER TO BE SELECTED BY PUBLIC VOTE The public vote for the 2014 Costa Short Story Award will close at midnight on Friday 16th January 2015.
• Author Robert Harris to chair • Actress Dame Diana Rigg, BBC Economics Editor Robert Peston and actor Samantha Bond confirmed as final judges • Writers Maggie O’Farrell, Bernardine Evaristo, Jonathan Stroud, Owen Sheers and Wendy Moore complete the panel
• Costa named the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop Brand for 5th year running by leading independent coffee experts Allegra • 50% of an independent consumer panel named the chain as their favourite coffee shop up from 48% in 2013 • Costa named Favourite Coffee Shop Brand in regions across the UK including 51% in Scotland, 46% in Wales and 39% in London
Costa Coffee, the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and part of Whitbread PLC added to their accolades on Tuesday 25th November by winning ‘Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Europe’ at the Allegra European Coffee Awards 2014.
• Costa scoops prize in Coffee House Chain category for its Gluten-Free Product Range • Continues Costa’s success in providing a gluten-free offering to customers with Coeliac disease
Voting has opened today for the 2014 Costa Short Story Award, a new Award launched in 2012 for a single short story, run in association with the Costa Book Awards but judged independently of the main five-category system.
Costa, voted the UK's favourite coffee shop, is the UK’s largest coffee shop chain with over 1,755 stores and 3,000 Costa Express machines. It is also the world’s second largest coffee shop chain in 30 countries worldwide. Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa’s performance goes from strength to... Show more
Costa, voted the UK's favourite coffee shop, is the UK’s largest coffee shop chain with over 1,755 stores and 3,000 Costa Express machines. It is also the world’s second largest coffee shop chain in 30 countries worldwide. Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa’s performance goes from strength to strength and the brand has been instrumental in driving innovation in the sector, including the introduction of Flat White and the launch of Costa Express.
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