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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
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Luís is on page 45 of 121 of Uma visita em Portugal em 1866: (..)Ia precisamente diante da casa,perto da igreja,onde me encontrava a uma janela,quando voltou a recolher,prosseguindo apenas o clero e a imagem de São Jorge com o escudeiro e o pajem pelas ruas,onde em razão do mau tempo não havia muita gente,o que não é o caso quando os camponeses com os seus fatos domingueiros invadem a cidade.
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Laura is reading The Riddle of the Stone: 1/2 On the eve of George VI's coronation, a woman is murdered in a London hotel.
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Chief Inspector Wexford investigates the estrangement of a middle-age housewife at a car park of a supermarket. In the meantime, he takes over the case after the explosion of a bomb in his car which was addressed to his subversive daughter.

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