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A Darker Shade of Magic
A Darker Shade of Magic | V.E Schwab
Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There’s Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There’s Red London, where life and magic are revered. Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. But once upon a time, there was Black London...
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SmartSassery
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Oh. My. HECK! Mother trucking POEKA DOTS!!!! That's so punny!! I love them. And adore all the Sarah J Maas post cards. 💜💜💜 @4thhouseontheleft you truly outdid yourself here. Thank you so very much. Everything is perfect.

@TheReadingMermaid 's 🧜‍♀️ #MysteryMessageSwap

4thhouseontheleft I have the same Poe socks, and when I was Litsy stalking and saw you loved Poe, I had to buy you a pair! 😃😃 9h
SmartSassery @4thhouseontheleft They are wonderful. 🖤 You have excellent taste. 9h
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SmartSassery
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Look at how fat this mystery book is! Ahhh! What is it what is it?!?! The book looks really good too. Yes I already looked it up. 😂 @4thhouseontheleft you put together a very cool box!! Thank you.👌Let's look inside shall we...

Another perfect swap by by @TheReadingMermaid. After my 1st swap I was hooked. I love your swaps so much I sign up every time now. 💙🧜‍♀️💙

#MysteryMessageSwap

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emz711
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Pickpick

Now compared to my last post on Mistborn, this one I liked! I listened to it on Libby.

I think I only like certain kinds of fantasy. How about you? @chael0910 @wanderlustywriter @lauren.lerner @kramerh77

#gray #Red #white #black #London

AutumnRLS This one is on my TBR. I've only heard good things :) 2d
JenFowler I LOVE this series!! 2d
chael0910 Another one for my TBR List. Thank you for recommending me this😊🙏 2d
lauren.lerner I‘ll be honest, I‘ve read precisely zero VE Schwab. That said, lmk where to start because I‘m always up for something new these days! 2d
emz711 @lauren.lerner this is my first! 2d
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Johanna414
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My sister is visiting for a week and I gave her the Shades of Magic series for her birthday. She and Lane are happily reading them together. Lane “read” books 2 and 3, then told Emily she was a slow reader... 😂😂🤦‍♀️

Crazeedi ❣sisters are special 2d
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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

I am not usually a fan of books which spend a lot of time on world building. I am just visiting, not moving in. However, the characters were unique and their interactions whether good or bad were intense. There was wit and adventure galore. Definitely recommend.

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CoffeeNBooks
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AutumnRLS Just picked this one up! 6d
Eggs Cool cover 😎 6d
Godpants This one is so much fun! Hope you like it. 6d
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Hufflepuffle
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RealLifeReading Thanks for playing! ❤️❤️ 1w
BooknerdsLife Awww I love your list! 😍 some of my favourites too 🙌🏼💕📚 7d
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e.c.vitoria
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ReadWithAJ
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Is there a more perfect way to spend a cold morning?

emz711 I'm reading it on audiobook now! 2w
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Geekbot
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Spending a lazy, rainy Sunday, reading this book that was graciously lent to me by one of my favourite cuties. 💚

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Caffeinated_Reader
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Book #51 for my year & this one has been highly recommended and on my TBR for a very long time. I only started reading YA books the last year and a half and I‘ve missed out on such amazing adventures. Adult murder/mystery is still my all time favorite genre but YA is quickly becoming a top second 💜

Caffeinated_Reader Oh now I can see why it comes with such high recommendations. It‘s spectacularly magical. I absolutely adore Lila she‘s a total badass. Kell is exactly the brooding antihero you need in a character. I‘d totally fall for him lol can‘t wait to read the rest of the series. 2w
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e.c.vitoria
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wanderinglynn
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My first V.E. Schwab book, but not my last. I loved how she set up the world in the book with the four Londons. I thought there was good character development. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I ordered the box set from Book Outlet. 😀

Mitch Good to know! I‘ve never read any of hers but have the set on my shelf too! 3w
wanderinglynn @Mitch I was enjoying it so much, I put it down because I didn‘t want it to end. But then I had to find out what happened. Definitely a 4-star read. 3w
minkyb Would not have discovered this without Litsy. Love her.
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wanderinglynn @minkyb I probably wouldn‘t either. 👍🏻 3w
wyvernfriend Its an interesting read. I should hunt up sequels soon 3w
Centique I love this series so much! Hope you enjoy every moment of it 😊 3w
wanderinglynn @Centique I am so far! 👍🏻 3w
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Gryffleclaw95
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I did a thing.

therealbookshelf Omgg i love It!!💕 4w
TheSpineView 💝Wow! 💝 4w
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NotLiketheRoad
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RadicalReader YOU is an awesome book be sure to also check out the sequel Hidden Bodies 4w
AmyG Wow! 4w
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Buechersuechtling Jupp. 😃 Might last … for a week or so. Maybe for one and a half. 😉 Happy reading. 🛋📚 4w
rachelm Yesssss 4w
RebL Such dark spines! 4w
NotLiketheRoad @RadicalReader I almost bought it! I couldn‘t justify buying it before I read the first one though. 4w
OnlyYoo Looks like a lot of really fun books in there! 4w
IndyHannaJones Well done 4w
AutumnRLS A lot of those are on my tbr. Just waiting for prices to come down ;) 4w
StephanieMarie What an amazing list of books!!! 4w
therealbookshelf Woww! I want to read some of that books. Hope you enjoy the stories!💕 4w
10MoreMin Nice haul. 1w
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Shel.f

Orbital Book Group May 2019

Marilyncjackson Lol you‘re here yay! 😆😄 1mo
Shel.f I am! And so far enjoying myself! *Waves* to @RaimeyGallant 😁 1mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome again! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant P.S. You may want to adjust your privacy settings. :) 1mo
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kellyann28
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@johanna414 !!! Thank you! What a surprise birthday gift! I've been on the hunt for this for awhile, I always seem to find the latter books in the store. I'm so glad we have crossed paths through Litsy 💕

Johanna414 Happy belated birthday! I hope you love it! 1mo
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Owlizabeth
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Finished this one in my #reread and on to A Gathering of Shadows. I think I liked it more the second time around! Now for more ignoring of new books!!

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sarahciras

Am reading this series with my book club, and loving every minute. Except Holland. Never Holland.

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BookishRedhead
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Pickpick

Damn this was a good book.
I thought I would get confused with which London they were in at the time.
I really enjoyed it and Lila is a hoot!
I agree with Publishers Weekly, it was marvellous

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Corar
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Mehso-so

It was OK. Liked the world building but felt like it was missing some depth. It would probably make a great movie.

julesG Sony grabbed it, they are working on a script, AFAIK. 1mo
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j9brown
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Pickpick

Whew! What a ride! A smuggler magician and an aspiring pirate slip between different versions of London in an effort to save the world (or in the pirate's case, just go on an adventure). It had some Lord of the Ring vibes (in a good way) and was also very unique - I liked the idea of magic being dangerous and costly to use, it ups the stakes a bit. Very cool worldbuilding, too.
Off to buy the sequels! 🤣😝

HOTPock3tt Love this series! The second book is even better, in my opinion 😎 (edited) 1mo
j9brown @HOTPock3tt Oooh, good to know, thanks! 😁 It really was very enjoyable. 1mo
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Sarah83
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What a read. I am still not sure, who I like more Kell or Lila... 😍😍😍 Even if I had the feeling, I read the Lord of the rings (dark power if you put your hand on a stone.... Well), I really love the idea about four different London in four different kind of stages. 🎉
V.E. Schwab has built up such a great 'world' I will definitely read the second part. Hope it is as good as the first one. 🤐

julesG You're in for a ride! Book 2 is good. Book 3 is a perfect conclusion, but you'll wish it hadn't ended. 2mo
RadicalReader Absolutely awesome bookmark I love it 2mo
Sarah83 @RadicalReader great one, right. I really love it. It is made of wood. 😍 2mo
Sarah83 @julesG well for the next week I won't read the second book. I don't own it. 😐 2mo
julesG I could lend you my English copy. 😉 2mo
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Sarah83
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First day of my holiday. 🎉

Before packing my suitcase, I just enjoy the time I can stay in bed and read this great book. 😍

I hope I will finish it within the next hour.

Moony Whish you a great journey! 🌞 2mo
Buechersuechtling How funny. First day of my holiday, too. Have a wonderful stay in Italy and come back safely. 2mo
julesG Enjoy your holiday! 2mo
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cobwebmoth Have fun! 2mo
Sarah83 @Moony @Buechersuechtling @julesG @cobwebmoth thank you. Quite nervous right now. I am always afraid, I don't wake up at the right time. 😐😴 2mo
Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 Believe me, to be afraid not to wake up on clock guarantees not to sleep late. I know what I‘m talking about. 2mo
Sarah83 @Buechersuechtling let's wait... 😴😴😴 2mo
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Sarah83
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Magic light for a magic read....

Have you already read it?

Eyelit Loved this series! 2mo
julesG Love this series. Can't wait for my kids to start it. I'll read it all over again. (bought the exact same edition for the taller E a few weeks back) 2mo
RadicalReader The sunrise sunset in this picture is what photography dreams are made of 2mo
BiblioLitten I‘m reading Vicious by the same author. Pretty good. 2mo
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NotLiketheRoad
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It‘s storming outside, work is delayed for technical reasons, and the dog has found the perfect spot on me to lay. Just a morning of reading.

#reading #readingchallenge #2019readingchallenge #books #bookshelf #ADarkerShadeOfMagic #VEschwab

BooknerdsLife Love this series and her writing! Happy reading to you 🙌🏼📚❤️🖤 2mo
bedandabook Sounds perfect. Enjoy! 2mo
ehewett88 I have heard such good things about Schwab's books would you guys recommend the series? 3w
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e.c.vitoria
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BookFreakOut
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It was bookend painting for my library's monthly adult craft night and I'm super happy with how mine came out! 😍 Now to find a shelf that isn't already at capacity to be able to use them...

ladym30 Fantastic!❤️ 2mo
BookishMarginalia Love those! 2mo
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AnneFindsJoy
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#SFFS @MommyOfTwo Wow! Thank you so much, you were so generous and thoughtful, I adore everything!!! I love that you included handmade items, and I love that we each sent a book in the same series HA!

MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome! Yea I liked that we had the same series going too! 2mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 2mo
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e.c.vitoria
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j9brown
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TWO Pops?! And they're my two favorite Potter characters (and two of my favorite book characters in general!) Big special thanks to @Wonderwoman89 for the awesome #funkopopandbookswap gifts! I've been curious about this book for a while thanks to the hype I see around here, and boy does that cover make me extra excited to read it. So cool. Thank you thank you! 🤗

And thanks to @kstadt929 for hosting, very cute and fun swap theme!

Wonderwoman89 I am glad you liked it 2mo
KatieDid927 Omg! So nice! 2mo
kstadt929 You‘re welcome! Glad you enjoyed 😁 So fun you got your favorite Harry Potter pops! I recently read A Darker Shade of Magic for the first time and enjoyed it - hope you do as well 😁 2mo
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BeccawithaBook
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Got some awesome reads at the LA book festival at USC. Soooooo excited! 📚❤️😍🥰 #labookfestival #USC #supportindependentbookstores

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julesG
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1) I rarely remember my dreams and I don't have a dream journal.
2) A niffler. No idea what to call it though.
3) Veronica Speedwell (A Curious Beginning), I quite like her. Or RichardRichardMayhewDick 😁 (Neverwhere)
4) Red London (A Darker Shade of Magic)
5) ha, that's easy. My daughter keeps telling me the most amazing stories.

wanderinglynn Your niffler needs a name! 😉 Thanks for playing! 💜 2mo
julesG @wanderinglynn Sparkly/Goldypaws/... Got it: Carbon 😁 2mo
wanderinglynn Great name! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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witchinguptales
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“Kell wore a very peculiar coat.” - A Darker Shade of Magic

I met VE Schwab tonight. She was so cool and welcoming. We talked about our anxieties and the different editions of her books 💖

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Sarah83
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Buddyreading part one 😍 @Bambolina_81

noellereads Love the mug!! 2mo
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Jen_Reads
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I‘m making progress!! Thank goodness for tomorrow being Friday and ending my work week with a 2Cellos concert and a burger from Bobby Flay‘s and a weekend of hopefully relaxing.

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hyperashley
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Mehso-so

3⭐'s. I don't know why I didn't totally love this book but I just didn't. I didn't hate it either. It was just okay to me.

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Jen_Reads
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Photos at work are prohibited, but I‘m finally taking my lunch break to relax and read more of this.

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i-am-papercrane
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Pickpick

A Darker Shade of Magic was a delight and I‘m very upset that I didn‘t read it sooner. The characters are all amazing, the plot is wonderful, and Schwab does not shy away from killing anyone. While it did take half the book to really start (that is, the first half was written on the back of the book), I thoroughly enjoyed the ride and I can‘t wait to read the next one.

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Jen_Reads
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I have been struggling lately. I have picked up many books this year and just haven‘t felt like reading. Graphic novels are the only thing to hold my interest and I think it‘s because I don‘t have to focus as much. I get up and go to work and by the time I get home I‘m still stressed and anxious and can‘t focus. I‘ve been bringing this with me to work to read during lunch, but it hasn‘t been touched. I‘m hoping I can get back on track soon.

Crinoline_Laphroaig I realize I know nothing of your circumstances. Feel free to ignore. When I was taking care of my elderly parents, the only thing that kept me sane was Yoga. Not fast paced Instagram pic yoga but Gentle and Restorative Yoga. I would shut off my phone, let my brother deal for an hour, go to a class or roll out my mat at home. It brought me peace, enough to make it through. Take care of yourself. You'll find your way. 2mo
JSW Oh honey. It‘s so hard when what we love doesn‘t soothe us. ❤️❤️❤️ You are not alone. 2mo
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Jen_Reads
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I love the fan art that is on the inside covers ❤️😻

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Jen_Reads
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I am finally going to pick up the tagged book and finish it I think. Or restart since it‘s been over a year. I also realized I don‘t own book 2 yet, but in my defense when I got book 3 at the time it was 50% and I had a coupon for an extra %20.

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e.c.vitoria
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Samreamer
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Pickpick

In the beginning, it was a bit too similar to Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, so I had a rough time getting into it. A little further in, however, and I liked the characters much more than I did in its counterpart, and I ended up finishing it in only a few days. A good fantasy book based on the concept of multiple Londons and multiple kinds of magic with redeemable people you want to root for.

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jenniferw88
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vkois88 Darker Shade of Magic is on my TBR! 3mo
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GondorGirl
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Victoria Schwab is probably the most adorable person on the planet. She was so genuine and funny... this was probably one of the best author experiences I've had. 😍😍😍

jpmcwisemorgan She is awesome! 3mo
Johanna414 So. Jealous. 3mo
cobwebmoth Thank you so much for the Renaissance garb! I really appreciate it.💞 3mo
GondorGirl @cobwebmoth No problem! I hope some of it works for you. 3mo
PamelaStewart Wonderful! 3mo
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GondorGirl
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V.E. Schwab signing in Columbus!
🎉👏🎉🎉😍🎉🎉👏🎉

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e.c.vitoria
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ablachly
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Pickpick

Feisty pirates, brooding royals, magic, multiple Londons. And I‘m ready for book 2. Thank you @kgriffith this was good SantaThinging.

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deneb
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Which London was that? Intrigued and cannot stop reading. Have just come back from purchasing the second before finishing the first.