Book cover quiz: the Baileys shortlist
So you think you know your books? Can you identify the six titles recently shortlisted for the Baileys Women's prize for Fiction from their covers alone? Put yourself to the test.
“There are things even love can't do…If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love…”
“Lenny and Valerie could always, with some second sight, instinctively recognise strangers who had been through the experience…who had been cured not by deference to authority but defiance of it…”
“You and I are family. Blood and treasure. Listen to me, I created this world with my own two hands, and I am going to leave it all to you”
“You forget, for years, even, but it’s still there. A zone of feeling. A cold shade.”
“The only life that matters is in your mind. The only truth is the one that lives invisibly, that waits even after you close the book. Silence, too, is a kind of music. Silence will last.”
“One of them says, 'Why did they do it?' And the other answers, 'Because they could.' That is the only answer there ever is.”