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Literary fact of the day
27 Oct Sylvia Plath born - 1932. The American poet, novelist, children's author, and short story author is best known for her poetry, and her death which mirrored an attempted suicide in The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel.
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  1. The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
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  3. Salt is Essential And Other Things I Have Learned from 50 Years at the Stove by Shaun Hill
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  5. Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
  6. A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone
  7. Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly
  8. Betrayal by Martina Cole
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  10. The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack
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