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12 Feb Judy Blume born 1938: American author. She has written many novels for children and young adults, including 'The Pain and the Great One' series which have sold more than of 80 million copies in 31 languages.
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  6. The Woman Who Ran by Sam Baker
  7. Exposure by Helen Dunmore
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