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Death of a Hero (by Richard Aldington)

The Hogarth Press Ltd (30 Nov, -0001)

Against the background of trench war in France, this is the story of a man and two the women who share his life. They are not conventional people – could Aldington ever write about the conventional? - a man who shares his wife with another man and a mistress who shares him with others. Death of a Hero shocked people by its advanced views when it was first published, and even today it still has the capa ...

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The Snowboy (Salt Modern Voices) (by Mark Burnhope)

Salt Publishing (30 Jul, 2011)

Mark Burnhope's poems present a generous but moral quizzing of the world. Peering out over disability, faith and the host of prejudices that spring from such ground, they negotiate a path through lyricism and music, didacticism and narrative, comedy and confession, slang and slur in their search for a voice with which to speak. They visit town and sea, husband and wife and monuments to grief built of snow, ...

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Mist (by Kathryn James)

Hodder Children's Books (01 Sep, 2011)

Midnight: a mist-haunted wood with a bad reputation. A sweet sixteen party, and thirteen-year-old Nell is trying to keep her sister, spoilt birthday-girl Gwen, out of trouble. No chance. Trouble finds Gwen and drags her through the mist. Only Nell guesses who's behind the kidnap - the boy she hoped was her friend, the gorgeous but mysterious Evan River. Evan is no ordinary boy - he has a secret which wil ...

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Priestess of the White: The Age of Five: Book One (Age of the Five) (by Trudi Canavan)

Orbit (06 Jul, 2006)

Trudi Canavan, author of the bestselling Black Magician trilogy, embarks up on a wonderful new fantasy series set in a classical world of magic, heroes, gods and forbidden love.

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Marvellous Land of Oz (Dover Children's Classics) (by L. Frank Baum)

Dover Publications Inc. (28 Mar, 2003)

This sequel to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz tells of the adventures of Tip, a young boy, and his friend Jack Pumpkinhead.

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The Jungle Book - The Original Classic Edition (by Rudyard Kipling)

tebbo (14 Nov, 2011)

Mowgli is found in the jungle by wolves, who bring him up as one of their own. The jungle is no easy place to live for a man-cub, and Mowgli must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python. But their lessons cannot protect Mowgli from every danger - will he escape from his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And can he get the better of the evil tiger, Shere Khan?

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Little Women (by Louisa Alcott)

Penguin Classics (02 Jul, 2007)

Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four 'little women' enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The charming story of the March sisters, "Little Women" has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo's de ...

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The Very Busy Bear (Peek-a-boo Pop-ups) (by Jack Tickle)

Little Tiger Press (01 Mar, 2009)

Here's the very busy bear. He's reaching through the leaves to gather yummy honey, from the friendly, buzzy bees.

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Gone with the Wind (by Margaret Mitchell)

Pan Books (20 Sep, 1991)

Set against the dramatic background of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a Nation mortally divided and people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O'Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.

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My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You (by Louisa Young)

Harper (05 Jan, 2012)

Set on the Western Front, in London and in Paris, MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU is a moving and brilliant novel of love, class and sex in wartime, and how war affects those left behind as well as those who fight. While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. B ...

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The People's Bible: The Remarkable History of the King James Version (by Derek Wilson)

Lion Hudson Plc (22 Oct, 2010)

In 1611 a book was published which would become the most familiar and widely read in the world: the King James Bible. For centuries it has been a religious and literary classic. But how did this 'noblest monument of English prose', in Robert Lowth's famous words, come to be? In the 13th century England was the only country in Europe to ban explicitly the translation of the Bible into the vernacular. For cen ...

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Treasure Island (Penguin Classics) (by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Penguin Classics (25 May, 2000)

Jim Hawkins gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself.

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