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Literary fact of the day
22 Oct French writer and existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964 which he subsequently declined. He was the first person in history of the award to voluntarily and unrelentingly refuse it.
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  1. The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
  2. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  3. Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
  4. A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone
  5. The Ice Beneath Her The Most Gripping Psychological Thriller You'll Read This Year by Camilla Grebe
  6. Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly
  7. Betrayal by Martina Cole
  8. Dodgers by Bill Beverly
  9. Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante
  10. Salt is Essential And Other Things I Have Learned from 50 Years at the Stove by Shaun Hill
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