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    Wild Boy – Rob Lloyd Jones

    “That night, the night the showman came, the moon was the colour of mud.  Above the houses the sky turned from black to dingy brown as a thick fog crept over the city. The monstrous mud-brown cloud rose from the river. It slithered over rooftops, curled around gas lamps and smothered their lights to ghostly orange globes.” In a Victorian London fairground you can see a boy, a boy so terrifying, so ghastly, so covered in hair that you will not be able to take your eyes off him. For Wild Boy is a freak and he is condemned to a life in a traveling freak show. Yet whilst everyone…

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    Freaks – Kieran Larwood

    “Sheba gazed through her tiny window to the seaside view beyond. It was a beautiful summer morning  the sounds of the beach drifted in and she closed her eyes to hear them better. Children splashing and laughing. The cries of gulls. She could smell the tang of fresh seaweed. Her mind drifted down to the sand and pebbles below.” Sheba, the wolfgirl, had never known anything other than her cage in the tiny room that she lived in at Grunchgirdle’s World of Curiosities. Until one day she is bought from Grunchgirdle by a beast of a man, Plumpscuttle, and shipped down to London for a new live. At first its…