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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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Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (Oxford Pape (by William Blake)

OUP Oxford (15 Oct, 1970)

Blake was one of the finest craftsmen of his time, an artist for whom art and poetry were inextricably linked. He was an indepedent and rebellious thinker, who abhorred pretention and falsity in others. His Songs of Innocence are products of this innocent imagination untainted by worldliness, while the Songs of Experience resulted from his feelings of indignation and pity for the sufferings of mankind. The ...

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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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Jo's Boys (Puffin Classics) (by Louisa May Alcott)

Puffin Classics (28 Mar, 1996)

Ten years after the school at Plumfield was founded, there is now a college, built with a legacy from old Mr Lawrence. All Jo's original children are grown young men, scattered around the world, and graceful young women with high ambitions. But young men face as many troubles as children do, and they are still 'Jo's boys'.

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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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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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Artemis Fowl (by Eoin Colfer)

Puffin (06 Apr, 2006)

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroin ...

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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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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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Alfie and the Big Boys (by Shirley Hughes)

Red Fox (05 Mar, 2009)

Alfie's Nursery School is right next door to the Big School. Alfie wishes that he could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids. One morning, Mum takes Alfie to a Plant Pot Sale. Alfie hasn't been there long when he spots Ian Barger screaming and yelling, "I want my mummy!". Ian grabs Alfie's hand and holds onto him very tightly until hi ...

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Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy (reissued) (by Ben Macintyre)

Bloomsbury Publishing (17 Aug, 2009)

One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyr ...

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