Joan Aiken


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    Fantasy

    Jan-2016

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    General Fiction

    May-2012

    A Junior Library Guild Selection and "Smithsonian Magazine" Notable Book for Children."A literary treasure."--Philip Pullman"My happiest discovery this year."--"Los Angeles Times"The complete collection of twenty-four charming and magical Armitage fa...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2012

    In this third St Boan mystery, Ned is summoned once again by his Aunt Lal to help the famous but cantankerous poet, Sir Thomas Menhenitt. In confronting the poet's problems, Ned rescues Sir Tom's granddaughter, Jonquil from a bizarre and highly dange...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2012

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2012

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2011

    Praise for Joan Aiken: "Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come."--Philip Pullman "...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2008

    The prose of Joan Aiken, her uncanny ability to tell a great story in language that is classically beautiful, her fascinating characters, riveting dialogue, and compelling action, should be better appreciated. Like her father, Conrad Aiken, she is ad...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2008

    Jane Austen wrote the untitled fragment that was later called The Watsons in 1803-5, and it was published posthumously in 1871. Joan Aiken, well known for her Jane Austen sequels and children's books, finishes the fragment, introducing a new hero and...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2007

    Presents three previously published works about a pet raven named Mortimer, who talks, eats everything in sight, and causes all sorts of trouble. ARABEL'S RAVEN (Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 1) Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2005

    Wolves Chronicles - 13

    Dido Twite’s sharp wits are put to the test in this new adventure in the Wolves Chronicles. After King Richard dies, Dido’s good pal Simon is put on the English throne, but he hates being cooped up in drafty St. James Palace, and his crusty old a...

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    General Fiction

    May-2004

    Joan Aiken tells the story of lame Window and her sailor brother, Handle, who live in a small house in a wooded hollow. Each autumn, when the leaves fall from the trees, Handle must sweep them all away. But one day, Handle breaks the news that he mus...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2004

    Joan Aiken was famous for her spine-tingling ghost stories, and this collection presents five classic Aiken chillers in a new, accessible edition. Ghosts appear both in the strangest and most familiar places, but their effect is often the same, inspi...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2000

    Joan Aiken, one of Jane Austen's most sparkling successors, takes up Austen's pen yet again, this time continuing where Pride and Prejudice left off.In Austen's classic novel, the arrogant Lady Catherine de Bourgh tried vehemently to prevent the betr...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1998

    Harriet Ward, known as Hatty by her sisters Lady Bertram and Mrs. Norris, does not at the age of twelve seem destined for a career of infamy. However, treated with utter contempt by her elder sisters, she is banished by her father to an uncle's estab...

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    Fantasy

    Sep-1996

    What does a cockatrice enjoy most for dinner? Anyone it can find. So the alarmed inhabitants of England discover when a plague of monsters -- known as cockatrices -- invade their country and begin gobbling them up. They must be stopped! A plucky b...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1996

    Jane Austen wrote the untitled fragment that was later called The Watsons in 1803-5, and it was published posthumously in 1871. Joan Aiken, well known for her Jane Austen sequels and children's books, finishes the fragment, introducing a new hero and...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1996

    Wolves Chronicles - 10

    Having freed the children enslaved in the northern mines, Is Twite and her cousin Arun return to Folkestone to find Arun's mother. But she has disappeared without a trace. There's plenty of evidence of strange goings-on now that the Channel Tunnel is...

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    Historical Romance

    May-1994

    A Young Woman Longing for Adventure and an Artistic Life... Because she's an illegitimate child, Eliza is raised in the rural backwater with very little supervision. An intelligent, creative, and free-spirited heroine, unfettered by the strictures...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1993

    Wolves Chronicles - 9

    The Children Of London Are VanishingNo one knows why, so Is Twite, younger sister of Dido Twite (from Dido and Pa and Nightbirds on Nantucket), sets out to discover the whereabouts of Arun, her cousin, and Davie, the king's only son -- both missing.I...

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    Traditional Regency

    Oct-1992

    In All Hallows' Eve, gifted writers have concocted a Regency witches' cauldron of romance and shadows, love and laughter, horror and delight. Joan Aiken's story conjures a peer's ghost who wreaks destruction on a modern guest-house; lovers invoke ...

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    Horror

    Sep-1992

    Ten short stories with elements of horror or the supernatural, including: Number Four, Bowstring Lane Earrings An L-Shaped Grave Something Birthday Gifts The Rose-Garden Dream Watkyn, Comma The Shrieking Door Cousin Alice The Leg...

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    Horror

    Mar-1992

    A collection of eerie tales illustrated with black-and-white images conjures up truly believable ghosts and lets them loose in modern settings with frightening results. Stories include: • Cold Harbour • Movable Eyes • Beezelbub's Baby...

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    Traditional Regency

    1992

    When young Pandora Crumbe's mother dies suddenly at the luncheon table, Pandora falls into the care of Lady Mariana Morningquest and finds herself taking on an essential role in her new family....

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    Gothic

    May-1991

    Three interlocking ghost stories that, together, span two centuries. In a gracious Georgian house in Mermaid Street, Rye, can be sensed a disturbed alien presence, a restless spirit that seems to be pleading for some service to be performed. In 1...

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    Traditional Regency

    Apr-1991

    Here, headstrong, self-important Emma Woodhouse is pushed from center stage as the limelight falls on the childhood and maturation of her foil. Orphaned Jane is brought up by her shabby-genteel aunt and grandmother in Highbury, near the Woodhouse fam...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1990

    In the 1930's eleven-year-old Julia goes to spend the summer with her playwright father and finds that he has abandoned her to the care of her pre-occupied stepmother who seems unaware of the strange voices that haunt Julia every night....

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    Horror

    Sep-1989

    The homely and the exotic mix in fifteen unique tales. The macabre and witty stories are a melange of horror guaranteed to send chills up the spine of any sleepless reader. Tales include: The cat flap and the apple pie.--"He".--Time to laugh.-...

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    Gothic

    Jul-1989

    Actress Cat Conwill has landed the lead part in Middlemarch being filmed by Pyramid Television on location at Knoyle Court. The estate's owner Lord James Tybold Fortuneswell appears and is smitten by Cat, who has been transformed into a silver blonde...

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    Horror

    Jan-1989

    Readers beware! Mischievous ghosts, ancient curses, and monstrous spirits inhabit these thirteen spine-tingling tales. Enter a world of fantasy where a blast of a whistle brings a boy from the past, where a ghostly awl perches night after night at th...

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    Historical

    Oct-1988

    Felix Brooke - 3

    Kidnapped! Felix Brooke has been summoned for a risky mission: to recover the kidnapped children of Dona Conchita, the cousin of his old friend Juana. But these are dangerous times in Spain, and the mission could be a trap. Felix warily sets off with...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1988

    When the everyday world and the enchanted world overlap -- • A boy is given a rainbow and rolls it up in his pocket, but soon learns he cannot hold on to it forever. • A tree falls in love with a beautiful girl. • A tooth fairy steals a c...

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    Fantasy

    Jan-1988

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    Traditional Regency

    Apr-1987

    Joan Aiken's last 19th century romance tells the story of two identical but unrelated schoolfriends finishing the education at the Abbey school, Reading. Alvey, one of the two girls, agrees to impersonate the other in order to find herself a refu...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1986

    Wolves Chronicles - 8

    Readers who have followed Dido Twite's escapades in Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket will welcome her return in another wild adventure. Dido Twite is finally back home in London and reunited with her old friend Simon, now the ...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1985

    The last chimney cuckoo -- Miss Hotting's legacy -- The gift-giving -- The dog on the roof -- The missing heir -- Up the chimney down -- Christmas at Troy -- The midnight rose -- The happiest sheep in London -- The fire dogs -- Potter's gray....

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    Historical Romance

    Mar-1985

    Some of them belonged to the elegance and intrigue of Mansfield Park... others could not stay away Mary -- the charming, duplicitous lady, determined to defy her fatal illness and to find a match for her bachelor brother... Henry -- the ever-fi...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1985

    Mortimer the Raven -

    Four new Arabel and Mortimer stories, not published singly. More wild and wonderful adventures for Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer with a bad cat, an army of mice, a telephone prankster, a very unrestful holiday for Mr. Jones, and Arabel's horri...

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    Horror

    Aug-1984

    Thirteen tales blending the commonplace and the bizarre focus on the encounters of young people with the supernatural as in the tale of an unpopular student who masters the powers of a ghostly artifact to seek refuge in a happier time....

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    Historical

    Nov-1983

    Felix Brooke - 2

    A JOURNEY GUIDED BY FATE Shipwrecked, knocked unconscious, and imprisoned! To some this may seem like a streak of mighty bad luck, but Felix Brooke can't help but believe there is a reason for all his suffering. When Felix finds an injured boy on th...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1983

    Three adventures of a little girl, Arabel, and her pet raven, Mortimer. MORTIMER’S TIE (Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 4) The Jones Family are offered a cruise to Spain on a luxury liner, but things go wrong when Mortimer's favourite green tie is blow...

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    Suspense

    Feb-1983

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1983

    Mortimer the Raven -

    Three further adventures of Arabel and her pet raven, Mortimer, include: THE MYSTERY OF MR. JONES’S DISAPPEARING TAXI (Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 7) More mysterious goings on in Rumbury Town, things are disappearing, including Mr. Jones’s taxi. ...

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    Gothic

    Jun-1982

    Ellen Paget, a young Englishwoman, comes to Paris in 1860 to be governess to a young noble family, but shortly thereafter, tragedy and scandal force her to return to her father's house in Sussex under far-from-happy circumstances....

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1981

    Wolves Chronicles - 7

    Dido Twite, heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket", is on her wildest adventure yet. On her way back to London aboard the Thrush, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria. Her island i...

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    Horror

    Sep-1980

    After the mysterious disappearance of both his mother and older brother, Cosmo is sent away to live with his eccentric mathematician aunt. Lonely and confused, Cosmo must also deal with being the new kid at school. Not an easy assignment! But things ...

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    Gothic

    1980

    Two extraordinary tales, and many fates, intertwine in this magnificent novel of India and England in the last years of the eighteenth century. Sixteen-year-old Fanny Paget, newly married to the odious Captain Paget, had come to live with him and...

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    Traditional Regency

    Mar-1978

    Warner Regency - 1

    "Marry Me!" That is what her cousin Gareth asked Delphie Carteret to do. It was just a make-believe ceremony, and, in exchange, Delphie's ailing mother would receive an annuity for life. Delphic was in no position to refuse. She was already los...

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    Horror

    1978

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    Traditional Regency

    1978

    Warner Regency - 10

    He looked so like her hero, Charles the First, that it was easy to fall in love -- and into trouble. She shopped along the Ponte Vecchio. She spoke Italian and French with fluency and knew more English history than many a girl born and reared in ...

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    Historical

    Oct-1977

    Felix Brooke - 1

    Across the stormy sea, destiny awaits.... Felix Brooke, the orphaned son of an English soldier and an aristocratic Spanish mother, has been raised in his grandfather's strict, loveless household in Villaverde, Spain. When Felix gains possession of a ...

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    Historical Mystery

    1977

    Mike Meiklejohn, an aspiring English stage designer, brings her mother to Greece to recuperate from an accident, there she becomes a hostage as police close in on a murderer....

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    Gothic

    1976

    Near the top of a three-hundred-foot crag perched a roofless ruin with crumbling battlements and shattered buttresses....Apart from the ruined castle there seemed to be no other sign of human life, unless you counted a couple of fishing boats well ou...

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    Gothic

    1975

    A boy with a serious heart condition takes the decision that he wants to die, and disappears from home. While his family are searching for him, they receive a ransom note from men claiming they have kidnapped the boy....

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    General Fiction

    1974

    Wolves Chronicles - 6

    Lucas Bell is lonely and miserable at Midnight Court, a vast, brooding house owned by his intolerable guardian, Sir Randolph Grimsby. When a mysterious carriage brings a visitor to the house, Lucas hopes he's found a friend at last. But the newcomer,...

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    Gothic

    1972

    An idyllic, sun-drenched Greek island ... a fortified palace whose ancient walls hid dark and dangerous secrets ... a sardonic millionaire with bizarre tastes and lavish charities ... a disappearing sailboat ... a vanishing corpse ... a gaunt and gui...

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    Gothic

    1972

    A temporary job with Folia Films seems like a lifeline for Jane Drummond. A chance to escape from money worries, a husband who acts like a stranger -- and the unsettling presence of Tom Roland, a one-time colleague to whom she feels uncomfortably att...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1971

    Wolves Chronicles - 5

    When Dido Twite sets foot back on English soil, more mischief awaits. As her friend Captain Hughes recovers from a carriage accident, Dido stays at the Dogkennel Cottages and meets the odd inhabitants of Tegleaze Manor: strange old Lady Tegleaze, her...

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    General Fiction

    May-1971

    Includes all the stories from Joan Aiken's first two collections of short stories: "All You've Ever Wanted and Other Stories" and "More Than You Bargained For and Other Stories." The stories in this collection are a mixture of the fantastic and ev...

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    Gothic

    1970

    The two old ladies had lived there together for so long that even their friends found it difficult to tell them apart. One thing was certain, however: one of them was dead (murdered?) and the other had disappeared. To unravel the tangles for herse...

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    Romance

    1969

    Haunted by a recurrent nightmare, a young English girl travels to Cornwall to trace the source of the dream. Return to Penlaggen Many years had passed since Meg Frazier last saw the isolated village of Penlaggen and the great, half-ruined man...

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    Gothic

    1968

    Aulis had been reluctant to recuperate in Cornwall but she soon found herself enchanted by the dreamy seascape and magnetically drawn to Charles Foley, although he had only a year to live. But uneasiness soon gnawed at Aulis' peace of mind. Eleanor, ...

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    General Fiction

    1968

    Wolves Chronicles - 4

    In the small town of Pennygaff, where Owen has been sent to live after his mother’s death, a legendary golden harp has been found. Knowing of the prophesy of the Harp of Teirtu, Owen must prevent the magic harp from falling into the evil clutches o...

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    Gothic

    1967

    TRIAL BY TERROR Her young life shadowed by tragedy, lovely Caroline Conroy was forced against her will to return to her father’s lonely manor house -- Woodhue. She hated to leave her husband for even a few days -- and she feared Woodhue House...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1966

    Wolves Chronicles - 3

    Having had enough of life on board the ship that saved her from a watery grave, Dido Twite wants nothing more than to sail home to England. Instead, Captain Casket's ship lands in Nantucket, where Dido and the captain's daughter, Dutiful Penitence, a...

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    Gothic

    1966

    In The Shadow. It had begun like a routine, uneventful assignment -- accompanying the agency film crew on location in Cornwall. It might, Martha Gilroy hoped, even help her forget Lucian, the man she had loved and lost. But high on the rocky Cornwall...

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    Suspense

    1966

    In The Shadow. It had begun like a routine, uneventful assignment -- accompanying the agency film crew on location in Cornwall. It might, Martha Gilroy hoped, even help her forget Lucian, the man she had loved and lost. But high on the rocky Corn...

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    Gothic

    1965

    The House of Secrets After her father died, Anette moved to a beautiful house by the sea and tried to forget. Against her will she found herself drawn into the social life of the town. Much to her surprise, she fell in love with a famous artist. B...

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    Historical Mystery

    1964

    Deborah Lindsay sought peace and security when she accepted the post of governess to a teenage girl. Instead she found terror and murder. Isolated in the Gilmartin ancestral home in Herondale, Deborah and young Carreen were left to face a nameless...

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    General Fiction

    1963

    Wolves Chronicles - 1

    In this chilling beginning to The Wolves Chronicles, two little cousins are left in the care of an evil governess. They escape and travel 400 miles to London with their friend Simon and his geese. A sad and sinister howling arose. It was the far-off ...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1960

    Wolves Chronicles - 2

    Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting. Instead he finds himself unwittingly in the middle of a wicked crew's fiendish caper to overthrow the good King James ...

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    General Fiction

    A selection of seriously scary stories from bestselling author Joan Aiken These eleven stories include, amongst others, a terrifying Nordic curse and a country garden inhabited by a deadly ghost. Aiken's other works include "The Kingdom Under The Sea...

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    General Fiction

    Wolves Chronicles - 11

    This eagerly awaited addition to Joan Aiken's award-winning Wolves series takes us on Dido's most imaginative adventure yet! Dido Twite has been sailing the high seas, chasing after Lord Herodsfoot, who is scouring the globe for new and interestin...

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    General Fiction

    Wolves Chronicles - 12

    Dido and Simon are in danger in this new addition to the Wolves Chronicles. Dido, back in England from America, is almost instantly kidnapped and taken to a derelict mansion surrounded by a deadly moat. The evil baron residing there, who is also a we...

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