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Former bingo caller wins prestigious book prize

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A former bingo caller from Manchester has done the city proud by winning a prestigious award for his book. Author Jarvis, from Salford, was presented the Oscar's book prize by HRH Princess Beatrice on the tenth anniversary of the awards.

Six other publications were up for the award however, Jarvis's book 'The Boy With Flowers In His Hair' won over the judges. Read more: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community As well as the Oscar's award, Jarvis took home a £10,000 literary prize.

Jarvis joins the likes of Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas De Quincey and Francis Burnett after winning the prestigious award. The Boy With Flowers In His Hair is a picture book aimed at children.

Oscar's book prize was originally created by James Ashton and Viveka Alvestrand. Both created the award to celebrate children's stories from around the world to give them recognition.

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