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I once participated in a twenty-three-day wilderness program in the mountains of Colorado.

 

Waking Up by Sam Harris

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Baynard's Castle, London, England, November 1501

 

I am to wear white and green, as a Tudor princess. Really, I think of myself as the one and only Tudor princess, for my sister Mary is too young to do more than be brought in by her nurse at supper time, and taken out again. 

 

Three Sisters Three Queens 

by Philippa Gregory 

 

Edited by Lau_Lou

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Apparently (at least, so she told me) it all happened because her best friend Keisha had to stay behind after school for hockey practise. 

 

Dinner For Two by Mike Gayle

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The awning that hangs over the window is a tired yellow and white stripe and much of the paint has flaked off the sign above the door announcing that this is The Sunflower Cafe. 

 

Afternoon Tea At The Sunflower Cafe by Milly Johnson

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When Claire Bixby was nine, she decided that one day she'd like to live in Hollywood, because she wanted to be in movies. 

 

The Doriss Day Vintage Film Club by Fiona Harper 

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As it turned out, I didn’t kill myself - The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor

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It was Midsummer's Eve. This is the most magical night of the year. Many curious things can happen in it before it gives way to the dawn. 

 

Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane by P L Travers

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The little house in Waterloo Street rocked to the sound of singing, and Thursday Tilford laughed, blushing at the attention.

 

A Girl Called Thursday by Lilian Harry

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The man in the green hat always got on at Bercy, always via the doors at the front of the carriage, and then exited via the same doors at La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle, exactly seventeen minutes later.

 

The Girl Who Reads on the Metro by Christine Feret-Fleury

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We rowed out through the harbour, past bobbing boats weeping rust from their seams, past juries of silent seabirds roosting atop barnacled remains of sunken docks, past fishermen who lowered their nets to stare frozenly as we slipped by, uncertain whether we were real or imagined; a procession of waterborne ghosts, or ghosts soon to be.

 

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs 

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It wasn't as though the farm hadn't seen death before, and the blowflies didn't discriminate. To them there was little difference between a carcass and a corpse. 

 

The Dry by Jane Harper

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This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. 

Every age must come to an end. N. K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season 

 

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LONDON, MAY, 1874

 

The small patch of sky just visible between the sooty clouds was the same shade of blue as the forget-me-nots and ribbons on her new bonnet: a birthday present from her father. 

 

The Constant Heart by Dilly Court

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