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this is all: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn

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CHAMBERS Aidan
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Yes, this is a long novel (800+ pages) but with a truly fascinating heroine who you will alternately love and hate. Like a good friend, she’s sometimes great to get along with and sometimes not. And the reading is not always easy (Chapter 2 has two strands - on the left and right pages), but it is truly rewarding.

AWARDS:

  • WINNER Booklist Editors’ Choice 2006

GROWING UP | PREGNANCY | ROMANCE

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