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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

The stories in this collection, like the stories in A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, are mostly set in China. ...

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Skios

On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman ...

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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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Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength

For years the old-fashioned, even Victorian, value of willpower has been disparaged by psychologists who argued that we're largely driven ...

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The Uninvited Guests

One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an elegant supper party in honour ...

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John Saturnall's Feast

The village of Buckland, 1625. A boy and his mother run for their lives. Behind them a mob chants of ...

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