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    Hello Kitty Storage Suitcase (Other)

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    With a photo frame in its lid and plenty of space to hold your keepsakes and trinkets, this Hello Kitty Storage case even comes with a lock and handle.

    It's great for any child who loves the famous character.

    Dimensions: 125 x 310mm
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    Love Letters of Great Men (Hardback)

    Ursula Doyle

    Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition is edited and introduced by publisher Ursula Doyle. From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a `delicious poison' (William Congreve); for others, `a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music' (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, who loses himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. Taken together, these Love Letters of Great Men show that perhaps men haven't changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all described here - as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.
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    On Raglan Road: Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them (Hardback)

    Gerard Hanberry

    Life is an ocean and love is a boat, In troubled waters that keeps us afloat ...This lively collection uncovers for the first time how the best Irish love songs came to be. This is for anyone who ever wondered who the 'Galway Girl' was, or if there was a real-life 'Nancy Spain'. Learn the often surprising, sometimes bittersweet, but always absorbing stories of the real women who inspired some of the world's finest love songs.
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  • ALJDA

    Loving Yourself to Great Health (Paperback)

    Louise L. Hay

    For decades, bestselling author Louise Hay has transformed people's lives and health by teaching them to let go of limiting beliefs and create the life of their dreams. Now in this tour de force, 88-years-young Louise teams up with her go-to natural health and nutrition experts, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, to reveal the other side of her secret to health, happiness and longevity: living a nutrient-rich life. In this book, you will learn to take your health, your moods, your energy and your life to the next level. You will tap into the secrets Louise has used for decades to supercharge the effectiveness of affirmations and bring your body back into alignment with your mind. You will discover what nutrition really means and how to cut through the confusion about which diets really work. You will learn to hear the stories your body is eager to reveal. You will uncover techniques for longevity, vitality, good moods, deep intuition and for meeting your body's unique healing needs at all stages of life.
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    The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell - Love, Betrayal, Big x and the Great Escape (Paperback)

    Simon Pearson

    Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his private papers - a treasure trove of letters, photographs and diaries - to the Imperial War Museum. Through exclusive access to this material - as well as fascinating new research from other sources - Simon Pearson, Chief Night Editor of The Times, has now written the first biography of this iconic figure. Born in South Africa in 1910, Roger Bushell was the son of a British mining engineer. By the age of 29, this charismatic character who spoke nine languages had become a London barrister with a reputation for successfully defending those much less fortunate than him. He was also renowned as an international ski champion and fighter pilot with a string of glamorous girlfriends. On 23 May, 1940, his Spitfire was shot down during a dogfight over Boulogne after destroying two German fighters. From then on his life was governed by an unquenchable desire to escape from Occupied Europe. Over the next four years he made three escapes, coming within 100 yards of the Swiss border during his first attempt. His second escape took him to Prague where he was sheltered by the Czech resistance for eight months before he was captured. The three months of savage interrogation in Berlin by the Gestapo that followed made him even more determined. Prisoner or not, he would do his utmost to fight the Nazis. His third (and last escape) destabilised the Nazi leadership and captured the imagination of the world. He died on 29 March 1944, murdered on the explicit instructions of Adolf Hitler. Simon Pearson's revealing biography is a vivid account of war and love, triumph and tragedy - one man's attempt to challenge remorseless tyranny in the face of impossible odds.
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    Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love (Hardback)

    David Sturt

    "Great Work is a great work. It captures how people and organizations can help their employees have both passion and productivity at work. The five tools (ask, see, talk, improve the mix, and deliver) are well grounded in research and practice. The marvelous stories bring the ideas to life and offer specific tools any employee or leader can use. The ideas in the book educate, inspire, and capture the essence of a new way to produce great work." (Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group). Great work lives inside all of us. The question is: Do we make the contributions we're capable of? Is our best work getting out there? Making waves? Creating a difference the world loves? We've long been told our ability to succeed depends on our job title, social status, gender, I.Q., or when and where we were born. Great Work turns that conventional thinking on its head to reveal innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. Especially you. With insights from the largest-ever study of award-winning work, Great Work reveals five practical skills that will help you become a difference maker at work. You'll learn to make improvements that delight customers, inspire team members, help your company grow, and put a spark in your career. Great Work is filled with stories of real people in real jobs who did the work they were assigned and then shattered expectations to deliver better-than-asked-for results. The differences they've made will inspire you. Better still, they'll teach you how to make a difference of your own. From the organization behind The Carrot Principle and other national bestsellers that taught the world's managers to recognize great work, this book will help a new generation of readers do work worth recognizing. David Sturt is an Executive Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Company. He regularly consults with Fortune 1000 company leaders and speaks at conferences across the U.S., Canada, and the UK. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Human Capital, and other media outlets.
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    Love Letters of Great Men and Women (Paperback)

    Ursula Doyle

    From the private papers of Jane Austen and Mozart to those of Anne Boleyn and Nelson, "Love Letters of Great Men and Women" collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a 'delicious poison' (William Congreve); for others, 'a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music' (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry-VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). But what about the other side of the story? What of the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest women in history? Taken together, these love letters show that perhaps little has changed over the last 2,000 years. Passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here - as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most. This title includes letters by: Anne Boleyn; Beethoven; Edith Wharton; Mark Twain; Mary Wordsworth; Nell Gwyn (mistress of Charles-II); Elizabeth Barrett Browning; GK Chesterton; Queen Victoria; Napoleon Bonaparte; The Empress Josephine; Mary Wollstonecraft; Amadeus Mozart; and, Katherine Mansfield. The praise for "Love Letters of Great Men" include: 'The most romantic book ever' - "Daily Mail". 'Inspired by the "Sex and the City" movie...Famous men caught with pen in hand and heart in mouth' - "The Times".
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  • AIUER 5 years +

    Poems to Perform (Paperback)

    Julia Donaldson

    In this collection, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and in the notes section at the end of the book are her notes and ideas on performing them. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry. This beautiful collection would also make a wonderful gift.
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  • AKAJV 7 years +

    The Fastest Boy in the World (Paperback)

    Elizabeth Laird

    Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet.

    When his grandfather announces that he's going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. A trip to the capital? It's unfathomable. Solomon's joy is increased when he realises that the Ethiopian running team will be doing a victory parade through the city that day. Maybe he'll get a glimpse of Haile Gebrselassie or Derartu Tulu?!

    But Solomon's grandfather has other plans... As Solomon follows him through the big, overwhelming streets, he learns something he cannot believe. The strict old man is a war hero who once risked his life to save a friend and has been in hiding ever since. When grandfather collapses, Solomon knows that getting help from his village is up to him. It's a twenty-mile run from the city to home, and grandfather's life hangs in the balance. Can the small bare-footed runner with the big heart do it?

    The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird has been shortlisted for 2015's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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    Cece Loves Science and Adventure (Hardback)

    Kimberly Derting

    Cece loves science and adventure! In this STEM-themed picture book, the second in a series, Cece and her Adventure Girls troop use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and earn their camping pin. Illustrated by New York Times-bestseller Vashti Harrison, the Cece Loves Science books are perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist and anyone who enjoys asking questions and figuring out how things work. "A good introduction to observation, data, and trying again," said Kirkus Reviews of the first book in the series. Cece loves being an Adventure Girl almost as much as she loves science, which is why she can't wait for her troop's camping trip. Nature is full of science for Cece to explore! Along with her friends, her mom, and her dog, Einstein, Cece learns how to pitch a tent, set up a campsite, and document landmarks on the trail. Then thunder booms in the distance! Working together, the girls use meteorology and math to determine the location of the storm; engineering to build a shelter; and technology and math to calculate the length of the trek back to the campsite. After all that teamwork, Cece's mom gives them an Adventure Girl surprise! Illustrated by Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Cece Loves Science and Adventure is just right for curious kids and anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors. Includes a glossary.
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  • AQAEG 7 years +

    Heartbeat (Paperback)

    Sharon Creech

    A touching story about a young girl finding her identity and learning how it fits with the many rhythms of life. Annie loves running, drawing, and her family. She has a best friend called Max who also loves running, but things are not so great in Max's life. As the two come to terms with growing up and getting on and dealing with the many events and pressures around them a new and wonderful rhythm is established. A classic novel by a Carnegie Medal-winning author.
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    Love of the World (Paperback)

    John McGahern

    John McGahern did not spread himself thinly as a writer. Nearly all of his creative energy went into what was central for him: the great novels and stories that are now part of the canon of Irish and world literature. Yet he spoke out when he felt he had something worth saying and his non-fiction writings are of great interest to anyone who loves his work, and to all those interested in the recent history of Ireland. This book brings together all of McGahern's surviving essays, reviews and speeches. In them his canon of great writers - Tolstoy, Chekhov, James, Proust and Joyce - is cited many times, with deep and subtle appreciation. His discussions of Irish writers who influenced him are generous and brilliant - among them Michael McLaverty, Ernie O'Malley and Forrest Reid. His interventions on issues he felt strongly about - sectarianism, women's rights, the power of the church in Ireland - are lucid and far-sighted.
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    Island in the East (Paperback)

    Jenny Ashcroft

    'Beautifully written and impressively researched, Island in the East is a stunner. Emotional, evocative and enthralling.' Kate Furnivall 'I'm absolutely loving it.' Gill Paul 'Completely entrancing - the humidity and social tensions of a bygone Singapore rise from every page. Perfect escapism, beautifully written.' Emma Rous 'It's impossible to put this book down.' Kate Riordan With a sizzling love affair playing out against sisterly rivalry and epic family drama, Island in the East is the perfect read for fans of Victoria Hislop, Dinah Jefferies and Tracy Rees. ************** Two great loves. One shattering betrayal. A war that changes everything. Singapore, 1897 Harriet and Mae Grafton, twenty-year-old identical twins born from a scandalous affair, grew up in India slighted by gossip and ostracised from polite society. They had each other and that was enough. But when their wealthy benefactor sends them to Singapore, they meet the mysterious Alex Blake and their relationship fractures with devastating consequences. 1941 Ivy Harcourt is posted to wartime Singapore amid the looming threat of Japanese invasion. Ivy knows the island will be a far cry from war-torn London, but she is totally unprepared for what awaits her: strangers from her grandmother Mae's past, an unstoppable love affair, and a shattering secret that's been waiting to be uncovered . . . Vivid, authentic and utterly beautiful, Island in the East is evocative, atmospheric and romantic historical fiction at its very best. Praise for Jenny Ashcroft: 'Exotic and mysterious - I was gripped by this complex tale' Dinah Jefferies 'Beautifully described . . . A moving love story' Tracy Rees 'A summer must-read' Red 'Absolutely brilliant' Kerry Fisher 'First-class writing, brilliant characters, fascinating locations and gripping plots' Tracy Buchanan 'Exquisitely written . . . unputdownable and unforgettable' Iona Grey 'A wonderful novel, full of mystery that kept me gripped until the end' Rachel Burton
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    A Whisper of Horses (Paperback)

    Zillah Bethell

    A gorgeously lyrical journey of discovery across a reimagined Great Britain. Serendipity loves horses. No-one in Lahn Dan has ever seen one, apparently they died out before the Gases - but there are statues of them around the city, paintings and drawings too if you know where to look. And there's the little lost wooden horse Mama gave Serendipity when she was little. When Mama dies, Seren is taken under the wing of Professor Nimbus, a storyteller. Nimbus is kind and knowledgable, but Seren has started to question the Minister's rule and life beyond the high, impenetrable Emm Twenty-Five wall. Hidden among Mama's few possessions was a map which suggests there is life outside of Lahn Dahn, and a place where horses live and roam freely - out beyond the wall and the Minister's grip. So, with the help of a trader boy called Tab and his little dog Mouse, Serendipity heads into the unknown, searching for the beautiful creatures she's always dreamed of. But the Minister is behind them, determined to hunt her down...
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  • APXRP 7 years +

    The Egyptian Enchantment a Lottie Lipton Adventure (Paperback)

    Dan Metcalf

    Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lottie loves helping her Great Uncle Bert with his new exhibits at the British Museum. But when she reads a magic spell that brings to life twenty mischievous Egyptian shabtis, the museum ends up in a complete mess! Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker track down the chaotic shabtis before they destroy the whole museum? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.
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    Reading Champion: Fran Makes the Team (Hardback)

    Jenny Jinks

    Fran loves football and has great goal-scoring ability, but how can she get noticed by the school football coach and convince the boys to accept her on the team? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
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    James Martin's French Adventure (Hardback)

    James Martin

    James Martin's French Adventure showcases the superstar chef's handpicked favourite recipes from the series and sees him journey the length and breadth of the country, sampling the very best food France has to offer. Along the way he cooks seafood in Marseille, shops at colourful Provencal markets, cooks with legendary chefs including Michel Roux and Pierre Gagnaire and explores the vineyards of Burgundy.With 80 recipes for fabulous French classics, as well as James's own takes on some of the delicious dishes he tastes on the road, you'll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a warming bowl of vibrant pistou soup on a chilly evening, or take duck rillettes with fig and peach chutney on your next picnic. For a treat, try scallops Saint Jacques with champagne sauce or a classic boeuf bourguignon. And what better end to a meal than a pear and rosemary tarte tatin or a refreshing iced blackberry souffle?Overflowing with stunning photography, James Martin's French Adventure is a must-have for anyone who loves the good life and great, simple food.
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    Finding Beautiful (Hardback)

    Rebecca Friedlander

    Americans spend millions on beauty products, weight-loss programs, and age-defying medical interventions each year. We set impossible standards and feel bad about ourselves when we don't reach them. Is beauty truly that difficult to attain? Or could it be that our idea of what's beautiful is simply too narrow? With engaging personal stories and dramatic before-and-after photography, filmmaker Rebecca Friedlander uncovers the true beauty of 12 women from various ethnicities and backgrounds, empowering us to shatter the lies of rejection, doubt, and low self-esteem. Utilizing compelling biblical truth and questions for personal reflection, Friedlander helps us identify our own personal battlegrounds, celebrate our uniqueness, and embrace God's definition of beautiful. Anyone who loves a great makeover story or who wants to explore their unique identity will love this eye-opening book. Let's stop letting the world define beauty and start being a voice that tells the world what true beauty actually looks like.
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  • BWGNC

    A Little God Time for Graduates: 365 Daily Devotions (Other)

    Broadstreet Publishing

    A little God time gives you hope and a plan for your future. Congratulations! You've made it through a significant season of your life and many new adventures await. How can you be sure you are making the right choice? As you reflect on these devotions, Scriptures, and prayers, be encouraged with God's wisdom and truth. He loves you just because you are his, and he has great things planned for your life. You were created with a purpose, and you can count on God to guide you into it!
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    Trelawny of the 'Wells' (Paperback)

    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

    London, the 1860s. Rose Trelawny is the brightest young star at the Sadler's Wells Theatre. But she's prepared to give it all up for the love of her noble stage door suitor, Arthur Gower. Meanwhile, her colleague at the 'Wells', Tom Wrench, is writing a new kind of play for Rose to star in. And her friend, Imogen Parrott, hopes to take a theatre in which to produce it. Rose will be forced to choose between her two great loves. Set amongst theatrical folk and the non-theatricals they seek to please and provoke, Trelawny of the 'Wells', by Arthur Wing Pinero, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 1898. This version, with revisions and additions by Patrick Marber, premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2013.
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    Make Pillows (Paperback)

    Spruce up your space with 10 pillow patterns you can make in a day! Whatever your style-bold, modern, whimsical, or traditional-you'll find pretty pillows in a variety of techniques, like patchwork, applique, and embroidery. With quick, satisfying projects from top designers, this booklet is a great value for the sewist who loves to start and finish a project in less than a day. Dig into your fabric stash and sew a set of pillows just for you, or give them as gifts!
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  • BUVIG

    My Life on a Hillside Allotment (Paperback)

    Terry Walton

    Terry Walton has kept an allotment in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales for over fifty years. He started when he was four, helping on his father's plot on the side of the mountain, cutting bracken and collecting sheep manure to feed the vegetables. He was farming his own plot at eleven and he went on to build an allotment empire, selling his vegetables and flowers to local customers. The proceeds paid for his first car, a canary yellow Ford Popular, when he was just seventeen. Then, in 2006, after half a decade of happy gardening, Terry's allotment was adopted by the Jeremy Vine Show and he became an unlikely media star. In this absorbing and entertaining memoir, Terry documents how the valley has changed over the years, his own conversion to organic gardening, and the colourful characters he meets; insterspersing his anecdotes with topical tips, family recipes and quirky line drawings. My Life on a Hillside Allotment is the perfect read for gardeners, allotmenteers and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
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    Watch the Wall, Miss Seeton (Paperback)

    Hamilton Crane

    Have the smugglers made a grave mistake? Customs & Excise are tracking a gang of cigar-smugglers who operate on the quiet Kent coast near Plummergen, home to retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton. Their attempt at a midnight ambush goes wrong, and a man is found dead. As Miss Seeton sketches the most notorious tomb in Plummergen churchyard - the one built for 19th-century smuggler Abraham Voller - she meets a young American tourist. He claims to be a descendant of the Voller family, but is he a truly innocent ancestor-hunter, or do smugglers inherit their trade? When the school concert includes a performance of Kipling's "A Smuggler's Song" it begins to seem that everyone is at it ... but we can rely on Miss Seeton to ensure that the police will get their man, and the smugglers' dreams will go up in smoke! Serene amidst every kind of skulduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella. What people are saying about Miss Seeton: "What a joy Miss Seeton is. Why did I wait so long to read them? Splashy characters, lovely setting, and just plain funny." "I've become a Miss Ess addict. Great characters that get better with each book. A must for anyone who loves a good British cozy with a twist, and surprising revelations of what a good brollie can do in a pinch." "What a great series. This is one of the best in English light reading mysteries." "Miss Seeton is a delightful sendup of the amateur sleuth. If your doctor has prescribed laughter as the best medicine, run and buy the entire series as fast as you can." Editorial reviews: "A most beguiling protagonist!" New York Times "Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting." San Francisco Chronicle "This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can't stop reading. Or laughing." The Sun "Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life." Publishers Weekly "Fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers . . . and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton." Kirkus Reviews "Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple." Ogden Nash "I think, on the whole, Miss Seeton is the most loveable and entertaining of any of today's fiction detectives. May she live forever." London Mystery Selection
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  • BUJKY

    Enigma Variations (Paperback)

    Andre Aciman

    From a youthful infatuation with a cabinet maker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man's path through the great loves of his life. Paul's intense desires, losses and longings draw him closer, not to a defined orientation, but to an understanding that 'heartache, like love, like low-grade fevers, like the longing to reach out and touch a hand across the table, is easy enough to live down'. Andre Aciman casts a shimmering light over each facet of desire, to probe how we ache, want and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of the very ones we want the most. We may not know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and to others. But sooner or later we discover who we've always known we were.
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