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Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree wins Costa book of the year 2015 – The Guardian

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Sucked up, squeezed out: the super-absorbent art of Park McArthur – The Guardian

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As I Open My Eyes

Release Date: Friday 29th January 2016. Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn’t think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love…

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EU referendum ballot form proposal revealed – Belfast Telegraph

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