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Live Like Your Head’s On Fire

The brilliant debut novel by Sally-Anne Lomas

When fifteen year-old Pen Flowers climbs out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night to dance in the empty streets, she ignites a flame in herself that …

Push: My Father, Polio, and Me

Push: My Father, Polio, and Me is an intimate, powerful memoir of illness, scientific progress, and family history.

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