It was a gruelling race right up to the end, but Freya Robertson took 2014’s Sir Julius Vogel for Best Novel.

You go girl.  If you haven’t checked it out, her (a hah) prize-winning novel Heartwood can be yours for less than a tenner on Amazon.

It’s always good when a quality product edges itself up there. If you’re not checking out the sample (at least) on your eReader, you’re a heartless savage.