And the winners are ...

A SUDBURY book shop has announced the winners of its 2011 short story competition.

Bookends, in Gaol Lane, awarded 12-year-old Jessica Williams the children’s first prize for Kentwell Hall Spooks, while Emma-Louise Samuel came top in the adults section with Sudbury Notorious.

Both will receive a £50 prize and have their entry published following the prizegiving at Bookends on Saturday, September 17.

Jenna Helms, 10, Georgina Martin, nine, and Max Platten, 11, finished runners up in the children’s section, while Anne Grimshaw, Roger Burden and Rob Guyton narrowly missed out in the adult category.

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