Books of the year

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In this week's issue of the NS, our friends and contributors have chosen their favourite books of 2009. Among the titles to have been nominated more than once are Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, Amartya Sen's The Idea of Justice, The Spectre at the Feast by Andrew Gamble, Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, The Defence of the Realm by Christopher Andrew, Ian Jack's The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain, and A View from the Foothills by Chris Mullin.

We'd like to hear which books you've been most excited by this year. So do make your choices in the comments box below.


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Jonathan Derbyshire is Managing Editor of Prospect. He was formerly Culture Editor of the New Statesman.