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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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Railsea

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. The ...

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We The Animals

Three brothers tear their way through childhood-smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from rubbish, hiding when their parents ...

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Visitation

By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams - a summerhouse ...

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Joy

'Did she jump? Did she fall? Will she wake?'

On an ordinary Friday afternoon in the office, talented young lawyer ...

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Half a Wife: The Working Family's Guide to Getting a Life Back

For most families, it remains the ultimate dilemma: how to balance a happy, healthy family life with the demands and ...

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