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04 Dec Thomas Carlyle born 1795: He wrote The French Revolution: After the completed manuscript of the first volume was accidentally burned by the philosopher John Stuart Mill's maid, Carlyle wrote the second and third volumes before rewriting the first from scratch.

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  3. The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
  4. This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
  5. What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell
  6. The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
  7. 1588: A Calendar of Crime A Novel in Five Books by Shirley McKay
  8. Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
  9. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  10. Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney
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