Wife and Husband Compete for British Book Prize

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SomeOne sent over A NYTimes Story on Claire Tomalin and Michael Frayn, the first couple ever both to be shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year award.

Ms. Tomalin was placed on the list when she won the biography category, with \"Samuel Pepys: The Unequaled Self,\" her account of the life of the 17th-century diarist and naval administrator. Mr. Frayn is the winner in the novel category, for \"Spies,\" a story of suspicion and half-understood childhood memories set in an English suburb during World War II.

\"All this is new territory,\" Mr. Frayn said ominously, It might just finish us.\"