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Lovereading Staff Picks for October

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Literary fact of the day
09 Oct Not really books but worthy of note. John Lennon born 1940. And in case you don't know... with Paul McCartney, Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
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Top 10 Opening Extracts

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  1. Spectacles by Sue Perkins
  2. Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps Mapping Out the Modern World by Martin Vargic
  3. Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
  4. The Drowning Lesson by Jane Shemilt
  5. Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
  6. Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt
  7. Lost & Found by Brooke Davis
  8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  9. The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
  10. You Can't Say That : Memoirs by Ken Livingstone
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