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The Reich Intruders by Martin W. Bowman
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This magnificent book is a detailed and scholarly work , fully researched and with encyclopaedic knowledge gained from detailed narratives, many from unpublished sources. The definitive account of the intruder raids and operations by the RAF in World ...more
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Selected Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant
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This anthology is a wonderfully entertaining volume of comical bawdy stories, offering a sharp and withering analysis of people and society. Boule de Suif is a wonderful story of time and place, and people caught up in the moment exhibiting the very ...more
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“I should feel the air move against me, and feel the things I touched, instead of having only to look at them. I'm sure life is all wrong because it has become much too visual - we can neither hear nor feel nor understand, we can only see. I'm sure that is entirely wrong.”
D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love
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Tom Stoppard
“The ordinary-sized stuff which is our lives, the things people write poetry about—clouds—daffodils—waterfalls—what happens in a cup of coffee when the cream goes in—these things are full of mystery, as mysterious to us as the heavens were to the Greeks.”
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
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“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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