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Tarquin Publications, 1921 - Mathematical recreations - 16 pages

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A little too pollyanna-ish to be believable. In the end, everyone is forgiven, everyone makes up with those who hurt them, and everyone gets exactly what he or she wants. Probably the only thing that ... Read full review

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I like the way Karen Kingsbury writes. She makes me want to hurry up and keep reading to see what will happen next, but at the same time I tell myself to slow down and enjoy because I want this story ... Read full review

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