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Waiting for Sunrise

Vienna, 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city ...

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents ...

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The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy

This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain ...

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The Testament of Mary

For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries ...

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

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

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How to Create the Perfect Wife

This is the story of how Thomas Day, a young man of means, decided he could never marry a woman ...

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