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The Burning

The dead man lived up the hill. We could have walked, if the world wasn’t ending and we didn’t have to bring him back.

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat

The year Marcie Gill turned ten, three mysterious things happened.

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Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (16)

When I got to the gym for basketball tryouts tonight, I counted twenty-eight kids. That meant twenty kids would make one of the two teams, and everyone else would get cut. So I liked my odds.

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Kensy and Max 8: High Voltage

Max looked at his watch for the umpteenth time since they’d left home. ‘Do you really think this is a good idea?’...

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Killer Content

“I swear to God, if we don’t get it this time, I’m going to kill you both.” Cami’s face is red with exertion.

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The Ice Whisperers

The cold woke Bela up.

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Misfits

Thank you so much for picking up this book and peeling back the first page to discover its contents.

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Daughter of the Deep

Here’s the thing about life-shattering days. They start just like any other.

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The Spy’s Wife

Max looked at his watch, and a sinking realisation that he was late plunged through him.

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Pony

A country boy of ten living near Boneville was, recently, walking to his house in the vicinity of a large oak tree, when a violent storm arose.

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Atomic Habits

It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis.

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The Break

He stepped onto the beach, the sand warm beneath his feet, his board tucked under his arm, and the memory came back to him.

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Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 5: Escape from Falaise

‘Tie them up,’ Baron Lassigny ordered. ‘They’re under arrest.’

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Silverview

At ten o’clock of a rainswept morning in London’s West End, a young woman in a baggy anorak

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Taste

I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.

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The Party Crasher

I know I can do this, I know I can. Whatever anyone else says. It’s just a matter of perseverance.

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Oh William!

I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William.

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