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Kate Ling

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Secondary school librarian by day, YA author by night (The Loneliness of Distant Beings, The Glow of Fallen Stars, The Truth of Different Skies). Avid reader whenever I get the chance. Running on the seafront and the eating of prawns on an ad-hoc basis.
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“Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
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