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"You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in play. You are free to walk the Bounds, but it will be against the rules for you to enter play in any world. If you succeed in returning Home, …
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The Chain of Chance
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My name is Wen Alder. My name is Foolish Cur.

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My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. But we've met before - a thousand times.

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The Brontë Myth
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Following the Brontë sisters through their many reincarnations at the hands of biographers, Lucasta Miller reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Brontës themselve…

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Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is...

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