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02 Dec Philip Larkin died 1985. His first book of poetry was published in 1945, but he came to prominence in 1955 with the publication of his second The Less Deceived. He was offered, but declined the position of Poet Laureate.
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  2. The Story of a Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas
  3. Cross Justice by James Patterson
  4. The One Pot Cook by Hattie Ellis
  5. Hidden by Emma Kavanagh
  6. Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
  7. A Fair Maiden: A Dark Novel of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. Deirdre A Life on Coronation Street by Glenda Young
  9. The New World by Sir Andrew Motion
  10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
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