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Literary fact of the day
05 Mar Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood was published in 1954 just four months after his death. It was an immediate best seller. In it his own village Laugharne becomes the imaginary village of Llareggub, or "bugger-all" backwards.
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  1. Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
  2. Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman
  3. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  5. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
  6. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  7. First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan
  8. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  9. The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence
  10. The Art of Waiting by Christopher Jory
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