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The Sick Rose

Paul has been led into a life of crime by his schoolyard protector, Daniel — but one night what started ...

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Family Secrets: Living with Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day

In an Edinburgh town house, a genteel maiden lady frets with her brother over their niece's downy upper lip. Would ...

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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely ...

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The Red House

After his mother's death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela ...

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Mission to Paris

Frederic Stahl, a Hollywood film star, travels from Beverly Hills to the boulevards of Paris. It is a dangerous,difficult, seductive ...

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The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

Nowadays we believe that consenting adults have the freedom to do what they like with their own bodies. We publicise ...

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