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      Christmas Billy and Me - Exclusive

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      <p>Join Billy and Sophie for the next chapter of their story by bestselling author Giovanna Fletcher.<br> Christmas has come to Rosefont Hill and it's destined to be a particularly special one for Sophie May.<br> When a smitten stranger emails Sophie to ask her if he can propose to the woman he loves in her little teashop, the romantic in her finds it impossible to refuse. Even though Christmas is her busiest time of year she has her own sweetheart, Hollywood actor Billy Buskin, to lend a helping hand. How could she say no to making someone's dream come true?<br>  <br> As Sophie and Billy work together to plan the perfect fairytale proposal for this couple, excitement in Rosefont Hill is mounting. Who is this mysterious man? And who is the lucky lady he's about to get down on one knee for?</p>

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      Star Wars Sticker Book - Waterstones Exclusive

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      <p>Relive the excitement of Star Wars and discover all the secrets of the Star Wars saga.<br> Featuring action poses of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca and many, many more!<br> Create you very own sticker galleries with heroes, villains, aliens, droids, spaceships and weapons.<br>  </p>

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      642 Things to Write About

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      <p>It's 642 Things to Write About, but for kids! 642 compelling, funny writing prompts from the kids and writing tutors at the fabulous 826 Valencia. Fun, intriguing, imaginative, inspiring prompts that will make even those just flipping through the book think, I want to write about that!</p>

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      Labyrinth

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      <p>Three secrets. Two women. One Grail ...10th Anniversary Edition of the spellbinding No. 1 bestselling novel. July 1209: in Carcassonne a 17-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe ...July 2005: Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave in the French Pyrenees. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realises she's disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past - her past - has been revealed.</p>

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      New A-Level Biology for OCR A: Year 1 & AS Student Book with Online Edition

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      <p>This student-friendly CGP textbook comprehensively covers OCR A AS-Level Biology and Year 1 of OCR A A-Level Biology - and it's fully up-to-date for the new specifications for 2015 and beyond! It contains in-depth, accessible notes explaining every topic, supported by clear diagrams, photographs, tips and worked examples. To test students' knowledge and understanding, there are practice questions and exam-style questions throughout the book - with complete answers included. There's also detailed guidance on Maths Skills, Practical Investigations and indispensable advice for success in the final exams. An access-code for a free Online Edition is also included, allowing you to read the entire book on a PC, Mac or tablet.</p>

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      Take Courage

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      <p>Anne says that diving for the truth takes courage. And she will be hard to get to know. She wasn’t hungry for fame like Charlotte, who carefully managed her public image. She wasn’t unconventional like Emily, who tramped the moors in odd clothes and learned to shoot. Even Branwell, who never got anywhere as a writer or an artist, leaves a stronger impression – maybe because he was a man encouraged to stomp messily through the world, while Anne was taught to tread carefully, and cover her tracks. Or were they covered for her?<br> Who is Anne Bronte?Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings - virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Bronte, the other Bronte. Or that's what Samantha Ellis, a life-long Emily and Wuthering Heights devotee, had always thought. Until, that is, a chance encounter with Anne's last letter gave her a glimpse at a very different woman; a woman determined to leave her mark, a woman full of courage, determination and passion for life. As Samatha Ellis started questioning that devoted, quiet exterior and looked more closely at Emily and Charlotte, she found herself confronted by Anne instead.<br> Take Courage is Samantha's personal, poignant and surprising journey into the life and work of a woman side-lined by history. A brave, strongly feminist writer well ahead of her time - and her more celebrated siblings - and who has much to teach us today about how to find our way in the world.<br> ‘I was wowed and moved.’  Tracey Chevalier<br> ‘It’s a deeply sympathetic and interesting re-evaluation of a woman ahead of her time who has much to teach us all about living courageously.’ – The Independent<br> Praise for How To Be A Heroine:<br> ‘Any woman with a remotely bookish childhood will find great pleasure in How to be a Heroine.’ - Sunday Times<br> ‘Genius...A fantastically inspirational memoir that makes you want to reread far too many books.’ – The Observer<br> ‘Not so much self-help as shelf-help...A truly brilliant read.’ – Marie Claire<br> ‘Delightfully honest and warmly funny’ – The Daily Mail<br> ‘The best kind of book: one that I gobbled up, wanting to go slow to savour it but unable to stop reading until it was all gone.’ – The Observer</p>

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      Inside Alcatraz

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      <p>Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz. This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.</p>

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      More William

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      <p>William is up to his old tricks in More William, Richmal Compton's second set of classic William adventures. When Aunt Lucy tells William that 'a busy day is a happy day', William does his best to keep himself very busy indeed. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates his efforts to cheer up Christmas Day - and when a conjuring trick with an egg goes very badly wrong, William finds himself in more trouble than ever! With a fun contemporary cover look illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, along with the original inside illustrations of Thomas Henry, the fourteen fantastic Just William stories in More William are as funny as ever. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.</p>

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      Polar

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      <p>Seeing is believing: Photicular technology is a phenomenon. Three years - two titles, Safari and Ocean - and 723,000 copies in print. Through its innovative lenticular process, sliding lenses, and four-colour video imagery, readers discovered the magic of animals bounding and leaping, and then came face to face with creatures of the sea as they undulate and sway. Now Dan Kainen, the creator of the Photicular technology, takes us even further into places unknown by exploring the ends of the earth, the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar captures a land of extremes - remote, mysterious, and sparsely populated by creatures found nowhere else. Penguins waddle in their irresistibly happy way. A walrus lumbers across the snowy landscape. There's a polar bear with her cubs; a beluga whale breaching; a team of sled dogs sprinting directly at the viewer. And the miracle of the northern lights, shimmering likes a silk rainbow. Science writer Carol Kaufmann brings the reader along on a voyage to the icy North and South Poles and writes a lively and informative essay for each image, including the animal's size, range, habitat, and other vital statistics. Polar captures a hauntingly beautiful yet threatened world, caught forever in moments of living motion.</p>

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      Username: Evie

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      <p>Like anyone who feels as though they just don't fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself. Despite his failing health, Evie's father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it's finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app...and the power to cause trouble in paradise.</p>

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      Mathematics for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions

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      <p>Improve technique and achieve top marks in 13+ Maths entrance exams with a wealth of Level 1, 2 and 3 questions based on the format of the new ISEB Common Entrance exam. - Provides extensive practice with over 250 differentiated questions - Prepares pupils for Levels 1 and 2 and includes extension questions for Level 3 candidates - Identifies strengths and weaknesses using topic-based exercises - Suitable for ISEB 13+ Mathematics Common Entrance exams taken from Autumn 2016 onwards Mathematics for Common Entrance 13+ is an updated and extended version of the previous title Maths Practice Exercises 13+. Answers are not included in this book. Mathematics for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Answers is available to buy separately. Also available to purchase from the Galore Park website www.galorepark.co.uk: - Mathematics for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Answers - Mathematics for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide - Mathematics for Common Entrance One - Mathematics for Common Entrance One Answers - Mathematics for Common Entrance Two - Mathematics for Common Entrance Two Answers - Mathematics for Common Entrance Three (Extension) - Mathematics for Common Entrance Three (Extension) Answers</p>

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      Elmer's Christmas

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      <p>It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...</p>

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      Short Sentence

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      <p>Jessica Berens was the Writer in Residence in Dartmoor prison for three years. Working with lifers, paedophiles and addicts, she describes Britain's most notorious jail during a period when statistics on prison-based violence, suicide and self-harm escalated to unprecedented levels, culminating, in 2015, when an inmate was stabbed to death.</p>

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      Ancillary Mercy

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      <p>Ancillary Mercy is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice, the only novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's old enemy, the divided, heavily armed, and possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself. Breq could flee with her ship and crew, but that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. Breq has a desperate plan. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.</p>

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      The New Enemy

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      <p>It' A Deadly Game of Hide And Seek. Liam Scott has joined Recce Platoon. And it looks like he will be heading for Somalia. His mission is to gather intelligence from behind enemy lines, carrying out top-secret surveillance and dead letter drops. But he's new to the game and there's a lot to learn. Soon Liam is monitoring a den of Al-Shabaab militants and hunting a key terrorist target. Can Recce Platoon find their man and get out undiscovered? If the militants find them first, it's game over...</p>

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      The Devil in the White City

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      <p>The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H H Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium. These two disparate but driven men together with a remarkable supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill, George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century.</p>

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      101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone

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      <p>Do you find that your fingers have developed that tell-tale phone twitch, restless for the next click?<br> Do you struggle to go for longer than a few minutes without checking-in on your social media?<br> Have you ever stopped to count how many cat videos you’ve watched in the last month?<br> Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to step away from the instant click-bait of phone entertainment and discover there are so many other ways to pass your day.<br> How about trying an inconspicuous buttock workout? Or a spot of mindful colouring? Or answering questions that make you contemplate the nature of the universe and your place in it… such as if your life was a movie, what genre would it be?<br> Our phones have become a constant distraction; it's time we put them down and rediscovered the simple art of taking a few minutes out. This book offers an imaginative list of games and tips aimed at curing us of our portable tech addiction.<br> More than mere time-killers, these activities include ways to unleash your creative side and train your brain, but above all methods to set you on the road to calm.<br> And all without a phone-charger in sight.</p>

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      Scott Pilgrim Color: Volume 3

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      <p>* The full-color, completely remastered, utterly astounding republication of the Scott Pilgrim epic continues! This new 6"x9" hardcover presents Scott's run-in with Ramona ex, Envy boy toy, and The Clash at Demon Head with bassist Todd Ingram as you've never seen it before - in full-color! Plus, previously unpublished extras, hard-to-find short stories, and exclusive bonus materials will make you see Scott Pilgrim in a whole new light!</p>

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      Once Upon A Time in the East

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      <p>As I moved from one city to the next, from one country to the next, I have had to abandon the people I have known, and the places I've loved and lived in. In the end, I am always alone. I always feel very alienated anywhere I go or stay, either in a hotel room or in someone's house. I never feel I belong to anywhere and now I have come to terms with it.<br> Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her.<br> When she is born her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. It's a strange beginning.<br> A Wild Swans for a new generation, Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China: censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends.<br> In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. Now, after a decade in Europe, her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home.<br> Xiaolu Guo's extraordinary memoir is a handbook of life lessons. How to be an artist when censorship kills creativity and the only job you can get is writing bad telenovela scripts. How to be a woman when female babies are regularly drowned at birth and sexual abuse is commonplace. Most poignantly of all: how to love when you've never been shown how.'moving and often exhilarating' - Financial Times<br> Named one of Granta's best young novelists, Xiaolu Guo is a Chinese documentary film-maker and author who is best-known for her exploration of the themes of loneliness, identity and cultural dislocation. Her novels include the Waterstones booksellers' favourite, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction), 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth and I Am China.</p>

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      New A-Level Chemistry: AQA Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition

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      <p>This clear, concise Complete Revision &amp; Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to prepare for the AQA AS-Level Chemistry exams (it also covers every Year 1 topic from the full AQA A-Level Chemistry course). It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward explanations, helpful examples and full-colour diagrams throughout. Practice questions and exam-style questions (with answers) are included for every topic, and the book is rounded off with a section of in-depth advice on Practical Skills. And finally, a free Online Edition of the whole book is included - just use the code printed inside the book to access it on your PC, Mac or tablet!</p>

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      Dragons

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      <p>Britain's rise to global dominance from the 16th century owed as much to the vision and creativity of traders, industrialists and bankers as it did to wars of conquest fought by military men. DRAGONS tells the story of British business endeavour through the lives of ten titans of commerce. Beginning with the Tudor merchants who transformed England's economy via trade with the New World, Liam Byrne traces an entrepreneurial golden line through men such as Thomas Pitt, saviour of the East India Company; financier Nathan Rothschild, creator of the modern bond market; William Lever, brand-builder, philanthropist, and creator of Britain's first great multinational; and John Spedan Lewis, founder of the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership. At the start of the 21st century Britain remains a major economic power. DRAGONS is both a rousing celebration of British business genius and a fascinatingly informative narrative of a neglected but essential strand of our island's story.</p>

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      The Door That Led to Where

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      <p>AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined by how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means. Although life in 1830 is cheap, AJ and his friends quickly find that their own lives have much more value. They've gone from sad youth statistics to young men with purpose - and at the heart of everything lies a crime that only they can solve. But with enemies all around, can they unravel the mysteries of the past, before it unravels them? A fast-paced mystery novel by one of the country's finest writers, THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE will delight, surprise and mesmerise all those who read it.</p>

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      Meetings with Remarkable Trees

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      <p>Thomas Pakenham's beautifully illustrated, bestselling book of tree portraits. With this astonishing collection, Thomas Pakenham produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes little to conventional botany. The sixty trees are grouped according to their own strong personalities: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. From the ancient native trees, many of which are huge and immeasurably old, to the exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America, MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES captures the history and beauty of these entrancing living structures. Common to all these trees is their power to inspire awe and wonder. This is a lovingly researched book, beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, engravings and maps - a moving testimonial to the Earth's largest and oldest living structures.</p>

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      Our Story

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      <p>The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Kray twins were Britain's most notorious gangsters. Ruling London's underworld for more than a decade, as gang lords they were among the most powerful and feared men in the city. Photographed by David Bailey and even interviewed for television, they became celebrities in their own right and are infamous to this day. Ronnie and Reg's reign of terror ended on 8 March 1969 when they were sentenced to life with the recommendation that they serve at least thirty years. Ronnie ended his days in Broadmoor - his raging insanity only controlled by massive doses of drugs. Reg served almost three decades in some of Britain's toughest jails before being released on compassionate grounds in August 2000. He died of cancer eight months later. Compiled from a series of interviews with Fred Dinenage from behind prison walls, Our Story is the classic account that explodes the myths surrounding the Kray twins. In it, the twins set the record straight. In their own words they tell the full story of their brutal career of crime and their years behind bars. With a new introduction from Fred Dinenage, this compelling, disturbing and highly readable book is the definitive story of two legendary criminals.</p>

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      Jeff Lynne

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      <p>Passionate about music from childhood and much-respected as a teenage guitarist in his native Birmingham, Jeff Lynne rose through the ranks of various semi-professional local groups to become the frontman of the critically acclaimed Idle Race in the late '60s. From there he joined the ever-popular Move, then helped form the groundbreaking Electric Light Orchestra. After co-founder Roy Wood left in 1972, Lynne turned what had been a struggling rock and classical fusion into one of Britain's most consistently successful and popular acts. Following a run of hit singles, albums, and sell-out concerts throughout the world, he laid the group to rest in 1986 and combined a solo career as an artist and producer with membership of the ultimate supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys. His production credits include Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Del Shannon, George Harrison, and even the Beatles on their two final singles in the mid-'90s. Jeff Lynne: The Electric Light Orchestra, Before and After is the first-ever biography of one of the most prolific and highly regarded performers of the last fifty years.Rich in backstage anecdotes of overheated orchestras, frontmen rivalries, tour mishaps, cross-group partnerships, unlikely collaborations, and self-imposed exile from the stage in the quest for inspiration, this book will leave fans and general readers delighted and inspired by a career at the epicentre of twentieth-century rock.</p>

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      Reporting on Hitler

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      <p>Allegedly the only man capable of holding the Fuhrer's intense gaze, Rothay Reynolds was a leading foreign correspondent between the wars and ran the Daily Mail 's bureau in Berlin throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The enigmatic former clergyman was one of the first journalists to interview Adolf Hitler, meeting the future Fuhrer days before the Munich Putsch.While the awful realities of the Third Reich were becoming apparent on the ground in Germany, in Britain the Daily Mail continued to support the Nazi regime. Reynolds's time as a foreign correspondent in Nazi Germany provides some startling insights into the muzzling of the international press prior to the Second World War, as journalists walked uneasy tightropes between their employers' politics and their own journalistic integrity. As war approached, the stakes - and the threats from the Gestapo - rose dramatically.Reporting on Hitler reveals the gripping story of Rothay Reynolds and the intrepid foreign correspondents who reported on some of the twentieth century's most momentous events in the face of sinister propaganda, brazen censorship and the threat of expulsion - or worse - if they didn't toe the Nazis' line. It uncovers the bravery of the forgotten heroes from a golden age of British journalism, who risked everything to tell the world the truth.</p>

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      The Nix

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      <p>If Samuel had known his mother was leaving, he might have paid more attention. He might have listened more carefully to her, observed her more closely, written certain crucial things down. Maybe he could have acted differently, spoken differently, been a different person.<br> Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games.<br> He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a divided America.<br> The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help.<br> As Samuel begins to excavate his mother's - and his country's - history, the story moves from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street, back to Chicago in 1968 and, finally, to wartime Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. Samuel will unexpectedly find that he has to rethink everything he ever knew about his mother - a woman with an epic story of her own, a story she has kept hidden from the world.<br> An absorbing and deft portrayal of a mother-son relationship, The Nix is a stunning debut we at Waterstones are tipping for great things in 2017.'The best thing a reviewer can do when faced with a novel of this calibre and breadth is to urge you to read it for yourselves – especially if your taste is for deeply engaged and engaging contemporary American prose fiction of real quality and verve.' - Edward Docx, The Guardian<br> ‘The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it’s also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America… Nathan Hill is a maestro.’ —John Irving<br> ‘Hill has so much talent to burn that he can pull off just about any style, imagine himself into any person and convincingly portray any place or time. The Nix is hugely entertaining.’ - NY Times Book Review</p>

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      Sarah and Duck Stay at the Duck Hotel

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      <p>When Sarah &amp; Duck get to the Duck Hotel, they soon discover it's very different to a human hotel. The residents can nest anywhere they like, there's a helter-skelter, there's water everywhere and there's a feather-preening salon. Duck is right at home but Sarah can't quite settle in - how will Duck make her feel at ease? Based on the award-winning TV series Sarah &amp; Duck, winner of the BAFTA for Best Pre-school Animation in 2014.</p>

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      Front Lines

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      <p>Exclusive Front Lines story, Dead of Night to be 2017 World Book Day book. Just when you thought Michael Grant's GONE series had taken us to the darkest limits of his imagination, the evil genius of young adult fiction is back to take you to the Front Lines of terror. In the tradition of The Book Thief, Code Name Verity and Between Shades of Gray, Front Lines gives the experience of WWII a new immediacy while playing with the 'what ifs?' of history. It's WWII, but not as you remember it from history lessons! This time the girls aren't stitching socks for the brave boys at the front. Meet 17-year-old Rio Richlin and her friends Frangie Marr and Rainy Schulterman, three of the newest recruits in the US Armed Forces. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the boys from home as they take on Hitler's army. In the face of reluctant colonels and sceptical sergeants, the teenage soldier girls must prove their guts, strength, and resourcefulness as soldiers. Rio has grown up in a world where men don't cry and girls are supposed to care only about "Money and looks". But she has always known that there is something wrong with this system and something else in her. Far from home and in the battlefields, Rio discovers exactly who she is and what she can accomplish The first in an exciting new young adult trilogy. Front Lines is the saga of a modern teenage heroine in an alternate past that could only have come from the man who gave us GONE, BZRK and Messenger of Fear. Don't miss Silver Stars, the second book in the Front Lines series. Michael Grant also has a World Book Day book, Dead of Night, which is set in the Front Lines universe and written exclusively for World Book Day 2017. Rio, Frangie and Rainy will delight fans of The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen. But this is a book for anyone who thought they were more! The young adult fiction that Michael Grant is calling his best yet. Praise for GONE: "These are exciting, high-tension stories told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up...This is great fiction." (Stephen King). Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. He moved in with his wife Katherine after only 24 hours. He has co-authored over 160 books but promises that everything he writes is like nothing you've ever read before!</p>

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      William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

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      <p>In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Written with enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.</p>

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      Greenpeace Captain

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      <p>In over 40 years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International, Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement. He has led crews into battle for the good of the planet against whale killers, nuclear testing sites and deep sea drillers. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Guardian, Peter has confronted naval warships, including diving in front of a moving destroyer; faced a bombing attack of the iconic 'Rainbow Warrior', resulting in the murder of a shipmate; and endured imprisonment for peacefully protesting Russian oil drilling in Antarctica along with his crew. This is his story.</p>

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      Flying Fergus 4: The Championship Cheats

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      <p>The fourth book in the fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy The District Championships are coming up and the Hercules' Hopefuls are nervous. Their hard work and training are about to be put to the test. But that's not the only thing on Fergus's mind. Mum has been acting oddly, and when rival coach Choppy Wallace turns up with an offer that's just too good to be true, Fergus is suspicious. It's high time he got Dad back from Nevermore, but he'll need a little help from his friends Princess Lily and Unlucky Luke ...Written with award-winning author Joanna Nadin, with brilliant illustrations by Clare Elsom.</p>

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      Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield

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      <p>In 1925 the artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious moved to the Essex village of Great Bardfield, at first sharing lodgings. Over the course of several years and encouraged by Bawden and Ravilious' work, other artists came to live in the village, forming a community of artists and designers that has continued to the present. Among the first to join them were the Rowntrees, Kenneth and Diana, and Michael Rothenstein and his wife Duffy Ayers. They were followed by John Aldridge, painter and designer of wallpapers (printed, like Bawden's papers, by the Curwen Press); Walter Hoyle, printmaker and also a wallpaper designer; Marianne Straub, textile designer and weaver; illustrators and printmakers Bernard Cheese and his wife Sheila Robinson. Though the careers of Bawden and Ravilious are well-documented, many of the other artists are less well-known but equally talented, such as George Chapman, Stanley Clifford-Smith and Laurence Scarfe.This book tells the story of Great Bardfield and its artists, and their famous 'open house' exhibitions, showing how the village and neighbouring landscape nurtured a distinctive style of art, design and illustration from the 1930s to the 1970s and beyond. '..their shared artistic legacy is immediately obvious from this beautiful book.' --Country Life 16th 23rd December 2015'..Beautifully designed.' --Evening Standard 24th December 2015'..splendidly illustrated' -- The Spectator, 28th November 2015</p>

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      Too Much Information

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      <p>It's hard to imagine a world where anything you could possibly want to know about - and everything you don't even know you want to know about - isn't accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week, with just a few taps of our fingers. But that world once existed. And Dave Gorman remembers it. He remembers when there were only three channels on TV. He remembers when mobile phones were the preserve of arrogant estate agents and yuppie twonks. And he remembers when you had to unplug your phone to plug the computer into the landline in order to use the (crippling slow) internet. Nowadays of course, the world is full of people trying to tell us things. So much so that we have taught our brains not to pay much attention. After all, click the mouse, tap the screen, flick the channel and it's on to the next thing. But Dave Gorman thinks it's time to have a closer look, to find out how much nonsense we tacitly accept. Suspicious adverts, baffling newspaper headlines, fake twitter, endless cat videos, insane TV shows where the presenters ask the same questions over and over. Can we even hear ourselves think over the rising din? Or is there just too much information?</p>

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      The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels

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      <p>Fourth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Discover more secrets about the Shadowhunters as they fight to protect the world from demons in the fourth book in the internationally bestselling series. To love is to destroy...The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and - most importantly of all - she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But her happiness has come at a price...This edition contains a map and a new foreword by Cassandra Clare. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles, The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours and The Shadowhunter's Codex.</p>

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      The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats

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      <p>Burton and Swinburne return for their final thrilling adventure! Sir Richard Francis Burton's expedition has returned from the future, bringing with it knowledge of technologies which must remain secret for history to follow its natural course. Betrayed by one of their own, Burton and Swinburne watch in horror as the Empire's elite use this knowledge to secure their positions for all eternity, branding any who oppose them as enemies of the State. Can their band of hunted revolutionaries overthrow the ultimate automated autocrat - their King?</p>

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      Tom Clancy's Commander-in-Chief

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      <p>Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney's topical thriller featuring American President Jack Ryan is a glorious return to the series roots in The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games. When the great bear growls ...Russia is hurting. It's economy is tanking and its 'adventures' abroad have proved costly. President Volodin knows that his own survival depends on restoring Russian pride...the world trembles When a series of explosions, assassinations and attacks rock the global order, only one man in the West recognizes the true cause of the chaos: American President Jack Ryan. With Russian troops massing on Europe's borders, President Ryan cannot use military might without escalating conflict and playing into Volodin's hands. Instead he turns to his covert intelligence agencies. They must uncover, infiltrate and neutralize each and every threat. But time is running out. And this war is about to go global ...</p>

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      Clockwork Angel: Clockwork Angel Bk. 1

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      <p>First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy about the Shadowhunters. Love is the most dangerous magic of all...First in the bestselling prequel series to The Mortal Instruments, set in Victorian London. Something terrifying is waiting for Tessa Gray in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Tessa finds herself fascinated by - and torn between - two best friends...This edition contains a map and a new foreword by Cassandra Clare. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles, The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours and The Shadowhunter's Codex.</p>

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      Operation Mayhem

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      <p>2,000 blood-crazed rebels. 26 elite British soldiers. One man's explosive true story. Airlifted into the heart of the Sierra Leone jungle in the midst of the bloody civil war in 2000, 26 elite operators from the secret British elite unit X Platoon were sent into combat against thousands of Sierra Leonean rebels. Notorious for their brutality, the rebels were manned with captured UN armour, machine-guns and grenade-launchers, while the men of X Platoon were kitted with pitiful supplies of ammunition, malfunctioning rifles, and no body armour, grenades or heavy weapons. Intended to last only 48 hours, the mission mutated into a 16-day siege against the rebels, as X Platoon were denied the back-up and air support they had been promised, and were forced to make their stand alone. The half-starved soldiers, surviving on bush tucker, fought with grenades made from old food-tins and defended themselves with barricades made of sharpened bamboo-sticks, tipped in poison given to them by local villagers. Sergeant Steve Heaney won the Military Cross for his initiative in taking command after the platoon lost their commanding officer. OPERATION MAYHEM recounts his amazing untold true story, full of the rough-and-ready humour and steely fortitude with which these elite soldiers carried out operations far into hostile terrain.</p>

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      1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted

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      <p>The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted. <br> Trees sleep at night.<br> Google searches for 'How to put on a condom' peak at 10.28pm.<br> There is no word for time in any Aboriginal language.<br> Scotland has 421 words for snow. Emoji is the fastest growing language in history.<br> Astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up.<br> The name Donald means 'ruler of the world'.<br> Tanks are exempt from London's Congestion charge.<br> The anti-spam industry is worth more than the spam industry.<br> Florida has more bear hunters than bears.<br> Selfies kill more people than sharks.<br> Two-thirds of deaths in the world go unrecorded.<br> On each anniversary of its landing on Mars, the Curiosity rover hums 'Happy Birthday' to itself.<br> Nostalgia was classified as a disease by the Royal College of Physicians until 1899.<br> 1 in 3 children pretend to believe in Santa Claus to keep their parents happy.<br> Black coffee drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths.<br> When you blush so does the lining of your stomach.<br> Quidditch, Digestive biscuits and overdrafts were all invented in Edinburgh.<br> The world's only Cornish pasty museum is in Mexico.<br> Nobody knows why the Oscars are called the Oscars.<br> Las Vegas hosts an awards ceremony for people who make awards.<br> In 2015, America's 'National Hero Dog Award' was won by a cat.<br> A group of unicorns is called a blessing.<br>  <br> If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on the QI website.</p>

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      Sophia

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      <p>Winner of the Eastern Eye Alchemy Festival Award for Literature In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar. It was a territory irresistible to the British, who plundered everything, including the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond. Exiled to England, the dispossessed Maharajah transformed his estate at Elveden in Suffolk into a Moghul palace, its grounds stocked with leopards, monkeys and exotic birds. Sophia, god-daughter of Queen Victoria, was raised a genteel aristocratic Englishwoman: presented at court, afforded grace-and-favour lodgings at Hampton Court Palace and photographed wearing the latest fashions for the society pages. But when, in secret defiance of the British government, she travelled to India, she returned a revolutionary. Sophia transcended her heritage to devote herself to battling injustice and inequality,a far cry from the life to which she was born. Her causes were the struggle for Indian independence, the fate of the Lascars, the welfare of Indian soldiers in the First World War - and, above all, the fight for female suffrage. She was bold and fearless, attacking politicians, putting herself in the front line and swapping her silks for a nurse's uniform to tend wounded soldiers evacuated from the battlefields. Meticulously researched and passionately written, this enthralling story of the rise of women and the fall of empire introduces an extraordinary individual and her part in the defining moments of recent British and Indian history.</p>

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      Lock in

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      <p>Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. 4% suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And 1% find themselves 'locked in' - fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. 1% doesn't seem like a lot. But in the US that's 1.7 million people 'locked in' ...including the President's wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can fully restore the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, 'The Agora', where the locked-in can interact with other humans, whether locked-in ornot. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, allowing those who are locked in to occasionally 'ride' these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse ...</p>

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      All About Physics

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      <p>Richard Hammond explains All About Physics in this popular, award-winning series, from the discoveries of ancient Greece to Einstein via Galileo and Newton. Physics doesn't just happen in a lab - it happens in the kitchen, in your bath, in a car! Join a thrilling high-energy journey through time, space and beyond and find out about the physical forces that make our world what it is. Find out how science affects everything, from roller-coasters to fighter pilots. Crammed with fascinating physics facts and interactive experiments. A totally cool look at physics!</p>

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      LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes from A Big Galaxy

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      <p>LEGO(R) Star Wars(TM) Small Scenes From A Big Galaxy brings LEGO sets and minifigures to life in this beautiful and fun photography book. Painstakingly created by Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimaki using his son's favourite toys, this beautiful art book features hilarious new takes on classic Star Wars characters and themes. Breathtaking photography combines quirky LEGO art with the drama of the Star Wars universe, with stunning results. Plus Vesa Lehtimaki shares his secrets in behind-the-scenes insights which will inspire any photographer or LEGO builder. Every image is a technical tour de force and an evocation of childlike wonder. You've never seen Star Wars or LEGO sets look like this before! LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. (c) 2015 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under license (US) / licence (UK) from the LEGO Group. (c) &amp; TM 2015 LUCASFILM LTD.</p>

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      The Churchill Factor

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      <p>'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard 'He writes with gusto...the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ...this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written in conjunction with the Churchill Estate, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, as Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. The Churchill Factor is a book to be enjoyed not only by anyone interested in history: it is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader.</p>

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