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Another Life by Peter Anghelides
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The Torchwood novels, released in progressive sets of three throughout the show's run, follow the chronology of the TV series in terms of character development and major events. This first book is set somewhere around the second or third episode of S ...more
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Rose Galbraith by Grace Livingston Hill
Rose Galbraith
by Grace Livingston Hill
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So... I read this book primarily just to get it out of my house (I was sorting books for a charity sale), and even though the paperback was well under 200 pages, I almost didn't make it through.

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The Little Lame Prince and The Adventures of a Brownie by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
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“God will answer you prayers better than you think. Of course, one will not always get exactly what he has asked for....We all have sorrows and disappointments, but one must never forget that, if commended to God, they will issue in good....His own solution is far better than any we could conceive.”
Fanny J. Crosby

Alexander Graham Bell
“When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
Alexander Graham Bell

Orson Welles
“The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.”
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Jane Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
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