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    A Little in Love – Susan E Fletcher

    “I’m dying. There’s no use hoping I’ll live or telling myself, keep going, it’s only a small wound. There’s too much blood on the ground.  I’m going to die in this street.  I can hardly breathe. My hand, my arm and my body are so full of pain. I’m whimpering, trembling. And I’m cold too – lying on my back with the cobblestones pressing into me. In the distance horses’ hooves, and someone is shouting, ‘is anyone alive out there?’ I want to call, ‘yes, over here!’ but I can’t. It hurts too much to speak or move.” Paris 1832. There is unrest everywhere. A street girl lies in the…

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    The Hit – Melvin Burgess

    “With Jimmy, it was all about the fans. People often say a performer gave everything, but no one ever promised more for a show than he had tonight.  Adam didn’t believe it, but he still felt part of something special. Jimmy Earle had been the big thing for years, his shows were legendary, but nothing before had ever been like this. People had flown from California and Beijing  to be here. This was going to be the concert to end all concerts, the one experience no one could ever repeat.” The world has gone to pieces, the government are making to rich richer and the poor poorer, and a new…

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    Revolution – Jennifer Donnelly

    “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, deejay. Like Cooper van Epp. Standing in his room – the entire fifth floor of a Hicks Street brownstone – trying to beat-match John Lee Hooker with some piece of trip-hop horror. On twenty thousand dollars’ worth of equipment he doesn’t know how to use.” Andi is lost and alone. Two years after her brother, Truman, was killed she is practically friendless and her mother has taken to sitting in the house painting portrait after portrait of Truman and never being able to get it right. All Andi has is her music. Then her Dad visits. Receiving a letter from Andi’s top quality…