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Weyward by Emilia Hart
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WINNER 45,420 votes
Alert readers will note that debut author Emilia Hart is a double winner in this year’s GCAs, having also taken the prize in Best Historical Fiction. As first novels go, Weyward is both accomplished and ambitious, effectively blending elements of magical realism and historical conjecture to tell the stories of three amazing women in three different eras.

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Why are there only 19 books in this category?
Following new information from an author that they had previously published under a pen name, one book was no longer eligible for this category and was removed.