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It's 1985, and in London a group of young gay men and women (well, one woman to begin with) led by the charismatic, Irish Mark Ashton, are raising money to help embattled miners, for no other reason than that they know what it's like to be picked on too.

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After a terrible row, three friends , Cat, Duck and Squirrel, learn how to compromise and cooperate just in time to save their friendship (not to mention their supper) .

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USA, 1930. Mendez is the charismatic master of the small Butterfly Circus, and he leads his troupe through Southern California. Along the way, they perform to bring some light into the dull lives of people.

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Before reading this, I had only general understanding of what life was like for people in Afghanistan, especially during the time before our current war.

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Fabulous book about a fish who learns (eventually) that life is so much more fun and happier when he learns to share. Loved this book when my daughter was younger and still re visit sometimes when she forgets her manners!

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A girl lose her brother during the jouney to meet their foster family, during his funeral she finds her first book. Her adoptive father teaches her to read and to become grateful in life besides the horrors of the war.

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Truth and Beauty is lifted above most memoirs by Ann Patchett’s unselfishness; she is writing a book that tells her own story, but frequently steps aside to offer the full spotlight to her friend, the magical, difficult Lucy Grealy, author of ‘Autobiography of a Face.’ Lucy Grealy, who died at th

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'Two Monsters' is writer-illustrator David McKee's darkly funny take on war and diplomacy, told via the tale of two monsters arguing over who's right whilst laying waste to the mountain they lean on. Small children will get the joke right away.

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An uplifting and entertaining film based on a true story of an unlikely relationship which highlights the very best of human nature.  The reciprocal compassion and non-judgemental attitude between the carer and the cared for are inspiring.

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