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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
The Lion and the Unicorn - Shirley Hughes Poor Lenny Levi has no luck. First there is WWII. His father goes off to fight. London is bombed and Lenny is sent to stay in the country with people who didn't want a boy. The other kids are mean to him. He starts wetting the bed. His mother's letters stop coming. His only consolations are a statue of a unicorn in the garden and rare talks with a soldier who has lost his leg.

Parents may want to read this first to make sure it is not too sad or upsetting for their kids.