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For June 2014 Book Chat, I'm reading Longbourn by Jo Baker. It's a fictional re-imagining of Pride & Prejudice from the servants' point of view. I wonder what they think of Mr Darcy?

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Queen Camilla

Explores the cosmological, moral and spiritual origins of man's existence. In this title, the author produced poem of epic scale, conjuring up a cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time, populated by a memorable gallery of grotesques.

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The Fault in Our Stars (Paperback)

The influential work of speculative biology-and a key document in posthumanist studies-now available in a new, accurate English translation.

Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans: With A Theory of Meaning by Jakob von Uexküll, Marina Von Uexkull, Joseph D.

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