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    'Rollicking, irresistible, un-put-downable . . . For anyone . . . who swooned to Netflix's The Crown, this book will be manna from heaven.' --Hamish Bowles, Vogue'Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a brilliant, eccentric treat.' --Anna...

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  • Night

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    The author of Nature and Spirit offers a fresh take on the radical naturalist and psychoanalytic thinker who revolutionized human understanding of the relationship between sexuality and society.

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    Now, for the first time, we can meet this private Marilyn and get to know her in a way we never have before. Fragments is an unprecedented collection of written artifacts—notes to herself, letters, even poems—in Marilyn’s own handwriting, never...

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    'In the fairy tales about father-daughter incest--'The Girl Without Hands, ' 'Thousand Furs, ' the original 'Cinderella, ' 'Donkey Skin, ' and the stories of Saint Dymphna, patron saint of incest survivors--the daughters are all as you would expect...

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