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A renowned judge recalls a youthful adventure in Venice that began with an encounter with the beautiful Polixena Cador.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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In the midst of manoeuvres, a young officer attends a dinner party at the home of the von Rabbeck family.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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On holiday in the Black Forest, a matchmaking couple involve a beautiful local girl in a bet concerning the marital status of a young friend.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Classic first-person account of a woman's descent into madness.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man finds his life increasingly intertwined with those of his wife's previous two husbands.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Typhoid enters a religious household. An emotional tale examining the morality of lies.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A hard-up young man receives a timely invitation to visit a mysterious, wealthy cousin at his country retreat - a bizzare menagerie of birds, reptiles and a man-eating black puma.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man takes up an offer to stay with a charming but ferocious baron - who promises some unusual hunting near his cold Carpathian home.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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While travelling in Normandy a young artist meets a singularly unfriendly older woman.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
1 Stars
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A penniless man is bet that he can't survive for a month - starting and ending with nothing but an implausible, but real, £1,000,000 note. Trading Places, Brewster's Millions. . . . .
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A couple are in agreement on the ethics of marriage but personal feelings, inevitably, intrude.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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On a wet and windy night, three strangers turn up at a young girl's christening party.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Two sisters readjust their lives following the death of their father.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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The five girls and the refined, virtuous Madame of a Normandy brothel shut up shop in order to attend a confirmation.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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The story - so fully realised that many took it to be true - of a young soldier who curses his country and is sentenced never to set foot in it again.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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