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Rank #1: #29 Historical fiction recommendations

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Welcome to the 29th episode of The Bookcast Club, a book podcast for people who love to read and talk books. Today, Sarah T and Jenny discuss historical fiction and recommend a whole host of books for you. Send any questions or ideas for future episodes to us on Twitter, Instagram or email.

Support The Bookcast Club
You can support the podcast on Patreon. Our aim, when we hit $50 a month, is to set up a fund to allow those with less money to buy books. If you are happy to donate for no reward you can do so on our website. A free way to show your support, and a very effective way of spreading the word, is to mention us on social media or review us on iTunes.

We encourage you to support independent bookshops or libraries. You can find a list of independent bookshops to support on our website, many of which do home delivery. 

Books mentioned:
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley
The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
A Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield
Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Peony in Love by Lisa See
River of Darkness by Rennie Airth
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennen
Delicious by Ruth Reicl
Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Life after Life & God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
Rules of Civility & Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Where to find us:
Instagram | Twitter | Website

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Sep 13 2020

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Rank #2: #28 Where do we get our book recommendations?

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Welcome to the 28th episode of The Bookcast Club, a book podcast for people who love to read and talk books. Today, Sarah K and Jenny share where they get their book recommendations from. Send any questions or ideas for future episodes to us on Twitter, Instagram or email.

Support The Bookcast Club
You can support the podcast on Patreon. Our aim, when we hit $50 a month, is to set up a fund to allow those with less money to buy books. If you are happy to donate for no reward you can do so on our website. A free way to show your support, and a very effective way of spreading the word, is to mention us on social media or review us on iTunes.

We encourage you to support independent bookshops or libraries. You can find a list of independent bookshops to support on our website, many of which do home delivery. 

Books mentioned:
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Spirited by Julie Cohen
Ordinary People by Diana Evans
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Such a Fun Age by Keiley Reid

Youtube channels mentioned:
Russell / Ink and Paper Blog
Mercedes / MercysBookishMusings
Seji / The Artisan Geek
Natalie / Untamed Me
Simon / Savidge Reads
Lauren / Lauren and the Books
Jen Campbell
Miranda Mills
Kieren / Kdbooks

Channels we wish we'd mentioned:
Nokukhanya / prettyxbookish
Leynes / Books with Leynes
Danielle / Thunderbird Woman Reads
Chris / Chris Bookish Cauldron

Book Prizes
The Booker Prize
The Stella Prize
The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
Miles Franklin Prize (Literary Fiction)
The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
The International Dylan Thomas Prize
The Baillie Gifford Prize (non-fiction)

Podcasts
Reading Women
Books on the Go
Sentimental Garbage
Overdue
Backlisted
Bookshambles

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Aug 28 2020

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Rank #3: #27 We run through the Booker Prize long list

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Welcome to the 27th episode of The Bookcast Club, a book podcast for people who love to read and talk books. Today, Sarah T and Jenny talk you through the Booker Prize longlist. If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter twitter.com/bookcastclub by email thebookcastclub@outlook.com or on Instagram www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Support The Bookcast Club

If you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit our Patreon page to find out more - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub Our aim, when we hit $50 a month, is to set up a fund to allow those with less money to buy books. If you are happy to donate for now reward you can do so on our website https://www.thebookcastclub.com/support

A free way to show your support, and a very effective way of spreading the word, is to mention us on social media or review us on iTunes.We encourage you to support independent bookshops or libraries. You can find a list of independent bookshops to support on our website, many of which do home delivery - www.thebookcastclub.com/post/a-list-o…ent-bookshops

Books mentioned in this episode: 
The Great Believers - Rebecca Makkai
Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell
Home Going - Yaa Gyasi
Tipping the Velvet - Sarah Waters

Booker Long List - https://thebookerprizes.com/booker-prize/news/2020-booker-prize-longlist-announced

Where to find us:Website - www.thebookcastclub.comInstagram - www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Twitter - twitter.com/bookcastclubPatreon - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub

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Aug 14 2020

51mins

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Rank #4: #26 Our favourite reads of the year so far / Part 2

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Welcome to the 26th episode of The Bookcast Club, a book podcast for people who love to read and talk books. Today, the two Sarahs share their favourite books of the year so far. If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter twitter.com/bookcastclub by email thebookcastclub@outlook.com or on Instagram www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Support The Bookcast Club

If you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit our Patreon page to find out more - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub Our aim, when we hit $50 a month, is to set up a fund to allow those with less money to buy books.A free way to show your support, and a very effective way of spreading the word, is to mention us on social media or review us on iTunes.We encourage you to support independent bookshops or libraries. You can find a list of independent bookshops to support on our website, many of which do home delivery - www.thebookcastclub.com/post/a-list-o…ent-bookshops

Books mentioned in this episode:
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
See What You Made Me Do - Jess Hill
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Reservoir 13 - John McGregor
I Am, I Am, I Am - Maggie O'Farrell
The Tidal Zone - Sarah Moss
To War With Whitaker - Hermione Ranfurly
The Five - Hallie Rubenhold
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
Dear Ijeawele - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line - Deepa Anappara
Ducks Newburyport - Lucy Ellman
The Most Fun We've Ever Had - Claire Lombardo
The Yield - Tara June Winch 
Educated - Tara Westover
Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane
The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett
Silver Sparrow - Tayari Jones 
An American Marriage - Tayari Jones 

Links mentioned
Eric Karl Anderson - http://lonesomereader.com/

Where to find us:Website - www.thebookcastclub.comInstagram - www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Twitter - twitter.com/bookcastclubPatreon - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub

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Jul 31 2020

56mins

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Rank #5: #25 Our favourite reads of the year so far / Part 1

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Welcome to the 25th episode of The Bookcast Club, a book podcast for people who love to read and talk books. Today, Jenny and Alice share their favourite books of the year so far. If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter twitter.com/bookcastclub by email thebookcastclub@outlook.com or on Instagram www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Support The Bookcast Club

If you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit our Patreon page to find out more - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub Our aim, when we hit $50 a month, is to set up a fund to allow those with less money to buy books. We encourage you to support independent bookshops or libraries. You can find a list of independent bookshops to support on our website - www.thebookcastclub.com/post/a-list-o…ent-bookshops

A free way to show your support, and a very effective way of spreading the word, is to mention us on social media or review us on iTunes.

Books mentioned in this episode:
Cow Girl - Kirsty Eyre
The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
Lowborn - Kerry Hudson
Girl, Woman, Other - Bernadine Evaristo
Bird Cottage - Eva Meijer
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
The Gloaming - Kirsty Logan
The Rental Heart - Kirsty Logan
Folk - Zoe Gilbert
Daisy Jones & the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Comparison Cure - Lucy Sheridan
Three Women - Lisa Taddeo
The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Links mentioned:Gothic Fiction Book Club - https://the-gothic-fiction-book-club.mn.co/share/h8okfmAQi8bV3wiN?utm_source=manual

The Yellow Wallpaper PDF - https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/theliteratureofprescription/exhibitionAssets/digitalDocs/The-Yellow-Wall-Paper.pdf

Where to find us:Website - www.thebookcastclub.comInstagram - www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Twitter - twitter.com/bookcastclubPatreon - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub

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Jul 17 2020

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Rank #6: #24 Black Writers Matter!

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Welcome to the 24th episode of The Bookcast Club, a book podcast for people who love to read and talk books. Today, Sarah T, Sarah K and Jenny dedicate the episode to books by black authors. If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter twitter.com/bookcastclub by email thebookcastclub@outlook.com or on Instagram www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Vote for The Bookcast Club

Voting is still open for the Listeners' Choice Award at the British Bookcast Awards. Vote for the podcast here - www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote voting closes on the 6th July 2020. Remember to finalise your vote using the email they send you.

Support The Bookcast Club
If you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit our Patreon page to find out more - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub Our aim, when we hit $50 a month, is to set up a fund to allow those with less money to buy books. We encourage you to support independent bookshops or libraries. You can find a list of independent bookshops to support, including black-owned bookshops on our website - https://www.thebookcastclub.com/post/a-list-of-uk-lgbtq-black-owned-independent-bookshops

Books mentioned in this episode:
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett 
The Mothers - Brit Bennett
The Source of Self-Regard - Toni Morrison
Red at the Bone - Jacqueline Woodson
The Fish Girl - Mirandi Riwoe
This Lovely City - Louise Hare
Small Island - Andrea Levy
Here Comes the Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn
The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
Washington Black - Esi Edugyan
How to be an Anti-racist - Ibram X. Kendi
From Scratch - Tembi Locke
Beloved - Toni Morrison

Links mentioned:Ibram Kendi TED talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_being_not_racist_and_antiracist?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
Literary Friction Reni Eddo-Lodge episode - https://soundcloud.com/literaryfriction/race-2020Toni Morrison's Beloved Book Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/therereadingclub/
Christine's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/storycraftnl/

Where to find us:Website - www.thebookcastclub.comInstagram - www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Twitter - twitter.com/bookcastclub

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Jul 03 2020

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Rank #7: #23 - Books to read for Pride Month

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Welcome to the 23rd episode of The Bookcast Club, a book podcast for people who love to read and talk books. Today, Sarah T and Alice discuss books to read for Pride Month, as well as their recent and current reads. If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter twitter.com/bookcastclub by email thebookcastclub@outlook.com or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/

Vote for The Bookcast Club
Voting is still open for the Listeners' Choice Award at the British Bookcast Awards. Vote for the podcast here - https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote voting closes on the 6th July 2020. Remember to finalise your vote using the email they send you.Support The Bookcast ClubIf you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit our Patreon page to find out more - www.patreon.com/bookcastclub Our aim, when we hit $50 a month, is to set up a fund to allow those with less money to buy books. We encourage you to support independent bookshops or libraries. 

You can find a list of LGBTQ+ independent bookshops to support below.

Books mentioned in this episode:
Where the Crawdad Sings - Delia Owens
Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane
The Most Fun We Ever Had - Claire Lombardo
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
Three Women - Lisa Taddeo
Bird Song - Sebastian Faulks
Daisy Jones & the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Power - Naomi Alderman
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett
The Hearts Invisible Furies - John Boyne
The Colour Purple - Alice Walker
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong
Girl, Woman, Other - Bernadine Evaristo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid
Exciting Times - Naoise Dolan
Tipping the Velvet - Sarah Waters
Julian is a Mermaid - Jessica Love
Wonderland - Juno Dawson
Audre Lorde

Independent LGBTQ+ Bookshops to support:
Gays the Word - https://www.facebook.com/gaystheword/
Category is Books - https://www.categoryisbooks.com/ who are offering a book delivery service. They also run a fantastic pay it forward scheme that you can donate to.
Paned o Ge - https://www.paned-o-ge.wales/shop.html They also allow you to 'pay it forward' and purchase a copy of their current book club read for someone else.
The Portal Bookshop - https://the-portal-bookshop.square.site/
Out on the Page https://www.outonthepage.co.uk/ are a great organisation that offer writing retreats, community and support to LGBTQ+ writers.

More book recommendations:
Penguin Pride https://www.penguin.co.uk/campaigns/pride/

Where to find us:Website - www.thebookcastclub.comInstagram - www.instagram.com/bookcastclub/Twitter - twitter.com/bookcastclub

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Jun 19 2020

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Rank #8: The Bookcast Club #22.5 - Anti-racism resources and books to read

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We have recorded this episode in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. We have decided to keep episode 22 private for the time being, it may be published in the future, but it felt more important to record this episode for today.Non Fiction mentioned:How to be an Anti-racist - Ibram X KendiJust Mercy - Bryan StevensonI Am Not Your Baby Mother - Candice BrathwaiteWhy I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-LodgeMe & White Supremacy - Layla SaadDon't Touch My Hair - Emma Dabiri'Kill the Black One First' - Michael FullerWho Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect? - Various - free until the 5th of June from Haymarket Books - https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/952-who-do-you-serve-who-do-you-protectFiction mentioned:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s entire body of work, but particularly Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple HibiscusAn American Marriage - Tayari JonesWhen I Hit You - Meena KhandesamyAll of Han Kang’s writing, but particularly The VegetarianBernadine Evaristo’s entire back catalogue, which is going to be republished.Everything Toni Morrison has ever written. Creators mentioned:Reading Women Podcast54Lights PodcastThe Artisan Geek - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCamkpihJtPvMuH49D6FejEw who has provided the following resources:Black Literature Compendium - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ffsB6mzGdOlHztJOCyFjFLYcfpP7l6H5UrV45tz42eg/editA list of diverse reviewers, both on Youtube and Instagram: https://theartisangeek.com/diversereviewers/Publishers mentioned:Haymarket Books - https://www.haymarketbooks.org/Hope Road - https://www.hoperoadpublishing.com/Jacaranda - https://www.jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk/Lantana - https://lantanapublishing.com/Knights Of - http://knightsof.media/Spread the Word 'Writing the Future' Report - https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/writing-the-future/Other links mentioned:“I Am Disgusted. Booktube Needs to Do Better | BLACK LIVES MATTER” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUq0ZbswSnwIncarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia: https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4517.0~2016~Main%20Features~Aboriginal%20and%20Torres%20Strait%20Islander%20prisoner%20characteristics~5 Blackfulla_bookclub: https://www.instagram.com/blackfulla_bookclub/If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter (@bookcastclub) or by emailing thebookcastclub@outlook.comVote for The Bookcast ClubVoting is currently open for the Listeners' Choice Award in the British Podcast Awards. Vote for The Bookcast Club here - www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote Remember to validate your vote through the email they send you.Support The Bookcast ClubIf you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit my Patreon page to find out more - www.patreon.com/notestothemoonFull show notes can be found on www.notestothemoon.co.uk

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Jun 05 2020

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Rank #9: The Bookcast Club #21 how do you feel about re-reading?

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Welcome to the 21st episode of The Bookcast Club. Today, Sarah T and Alice discuss their love for re-reading, as well as their recent and current reads. If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter (@bookcastclub) or by emailing thebookcastclub@outlook.comVote for The Bookcast ClubVoting is currently open for the Listeners' Choice Award in the British Podcast Awards. Vote for The Bookcast Club here - https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote Remember to validate your vote through the email they send you.Support The Bookcast ClubIf you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit my Patreon page to find out more - www.patreon.com/notestothemoon You can also support the podcast by using the following affiliate links to buy your books.Books mentioned in this episode:https://amzn.to/36jVjsL Exciting Times - Naoise Dolanhttps://amzn.to/2XguEZE The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reidhttps://amzn.to/2XmXpns Daisy Jones and the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reidhttps://amzn.to/3eamjgV An American Marriage - Tayari Joneshttps://amzn.to/2WSFGFj Silver Sparrow – Tayari Joneshttps://amzn.to/2Ztg3wA Adults – Emma Jane Unsworthhttps://amzn.to/3cWwKo5 The Dutch House – Ann Patchetthttps://amzn.to/2zWxE5s Becoming – Michelle Obamahttps://amzn.to/2ASpfAw Brother of the More Famous Jack – Barbara Trapidohttps://amzn.to/2zZPBA2 Den of Thieves – James B. Stewarthttps://amzn.to/3bW6Mja I'll Be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamarahttps://amzn.to/3bT6CJE Olive – Emma Gannonhttps://amzn.to/3gdHzEp The Multi-Hyphen Method – Emma Gannonhttps://amzn.to/2ZtgVBm The Time Traveller's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger https://amzn.to/2LMpKhE The Secret History - Donna Tartthttps://amzn.to/3cVoZyH The Goldfinch - Donna Tartthttps://amzn.to/2WUsGiQ Tampa - Alissa Nuttinghttps://amzn.to/36mPkmK A Little Life – Hanya Yanagiharahttps://amzn.to/2zVdqch Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurierhttps://amzn.to/3eanIUJ Suite Francaise - Irène Némirovskyhttps://amzn.to/2WUBWDx The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets - Eva Ricehttps://amzn.to/2ZEepIT The Cazalet Chronicles - Elizabeth Jane HowardFull show notes can be found on www.notestothemoon.co.uk

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May 23 2020

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Rank #10: The Bookcast Club #20 Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 discussion

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Welcome to the 20th episode of The Bookcast Club. The two Sarah's take the helm today and discuss the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020, as well as their recent and current reads. If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please contact us on Twitter (@bookcastclub) or by emailing thebookcastclub@outlook.com

Support The Bookcast Club

If you would like to support The Bookcast Club, please visit my Patreon page to find out more. You can also support the podcast by using the following affiliate links to buy your books.

Books mentioned in this episode:
The Final Empire (#1 in the original Mistborn trilogy)- Brandon Sanderson
See What You Made Me Do – Jess Hill
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line - Deepa Anappara
The Most Fun We Ever Had - Claire Lombardo
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep – Joanna Canon
Three Things About Elsie – Joanna Canon
The Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes
Dominicana – Angie Cruz
Weather – Jenny Offill
Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo
The Silence of the Girls – Pat Baker
Circe – Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
Instructions For a Heatwave – Maggie O’Farrell
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

Full show notes available at www.notestothemoon.co.uk

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Apr 29 2020

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