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27 Aug After the return of Charles II to England and the restoration of the monarchy, the books of the poet and essayist John Milton, who seven years later, published the ten thousand verses of "Paradise Lost", were publicly burned in London.
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Top 10 Opening Extracts

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  1. The Serpent Papers by Jessica Cornwell
  2. A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah
  3. Fishbowl by Bradley Somer
  4. Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne
  5. The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan
  6. The Drowning Lesson by Jane Shemilt
  7. Too Close to Home by Susan Lewis
  8. The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
  9. Liar Liar Di Helen Grace by M. J. Arlidge
  10. The House on the Hill by Kevin Sampson
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Opening Extracts

You wouldn't buy a car without a test-drive; you wouldn't buy shoes without trying them for size; so before you buy a book, make sure it's for you!
Uniquely on Lovereading, you can read the Opening Extract of every Featured Book. This could be the first chapter; less if the chapters are long, more if they're short. We aim to give you enough of a book to really get a taste for the author.

Click the 'download extract' button next to a title and choose 'open' when prompted to open or save the file. You can read it on your screen or print out to enjoy on the train or in your garden.
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Author Like-for-Like

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For days you're wrapped up in an amazing story; then suddenly it's over. When you've finished a great book, Lovereading's Like-for-Like tool helps you find another to fill the empty feeling. Unlike other book web sites we have a human interface to our like-for-like tool. Our editorial experts use their encyclopaedic knowledge to recommend other authors similar in style to every title we select each month. Just type in a name and explore some new literary avenues.
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Even if you read non-stop it's tough keeping up with the dozens of great books published every month. Our Wish List feature lets you keep an electronic note-to-self of books that catch your eye. So if you don't want to buy it now, at least you won't let some life-changing literature slip by. You can also email your list to friends and family, so they'll know exactly what you want for Christmas!
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Lovereading's email newsletters give you the low-down on the best new books in the categories of your choice. There are sneak previews of Exclusive Pre-Publication titles, information on special offers and innovations on the website, and exciting news from the book world.

When you register, choose how often you'd like to receive our personalised newsletters. Then choose which categories you'd like to hear about, and we'll send you information on the books we think you'll enjoy most.

You can change these settings at any time by clicking 'My Account' right at the top of the screen.
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Exclusive Pre-Publication

Stay pages ahead with our Exclusive Pre-Publication genre. Each month we sneak-preview a small selection of huge new titles before they hit the shops.

"Uncorrected proofs" are editions of books printed in small numbers and sent to reviewers and book buyers. Lovereading lets you download and print off Opening Extracts of these 'not-even-on-the-presses' books, and pre-order copies for quick despatch when they are properly published.

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