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Literary fact of the day
25 Nov English political theorist, author and publisher Leonard Woolf was born in 1880. Despite his own work, Woolf is best known as the husband of author Virginia Woolf, for whom he was major editor, and great encourager.
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  1. What a Thing to Say to the Queen A Collection of Royal Anecdotes from the House of Windsor by Thomas Blaikie
  2. The One Pot Cook by Hattie Ellis
  3. Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam
  4. A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
  5. Cross Justice by James Patterson
  6. SPQR A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  7. Sea Music by Briege Brannigan
  8. Hidden by Emma Kavanagh
  9. Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
  10. The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith
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