Since the Games , it has become dwarfed by taller apartment buildings. Dias drove a black cab in and around the Square Mile for 45 years, until he retired five years ago. From street level and above, he has watched London rise. The Gherkin , just m away, casts a shadow over his building. Dias turns his gaze down over Aldgate, a hodgepodge of housing and mushrooming hotels, and Petticoat Lane market, where clothing has been sold for centuries. You see that brown building there? Photos of the couple stand on an old dresser.
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Then I get up, have a wash and the radio goes on. I listen to Radio X with Chris Moyles. We go to the Bell, where I had my first drink aged Dias plans to live out the rest of his days here. I went to school up until age 11, and I could still tell you everyone who was in my class. A City of London housing officer recently came to discuss a move into a one-bed flat.
Dias had suggested it himself, but declined when it became clear that it would mean leaving the building. This is my area. Do you know what I call it? I call it my castle. Yet such delicacy belies the brute financial imperative that made it the tallest residential tower in New York, and indeed the western hemisphere, when it was completed in From her corner flat, she has a near degree view of the tip of Manhattan: The panorama is as exhilarating as a helicopter ride.
Wolfe, an actor and former model, moved to this one-bed apartment four years ago with her husband, a hedge fund manager. Living this high up, though, can be eerie, and the wind intimidating: A few months after we first speak, Wolfe and her husband move out of the building they called home for five years. They now own a house in Southampton, New York, and rent an apartment in an eight-storey building in Manhattan, swapping the 50th floor for the sixth. On the 50th floor, I was more removed from it all. When he was 17, Tyrese Mhlakaza left the small town near Durban where his single mother had raised him and his siblings, and moved to Johannesburg to start his adult life.
It was the first time I had been, and the weirdest thing at first was that there was no beach. The three-storey penthouses had saunas and hot tubs. But economic strife and suburbanisation in the 80s sent the tower into a spiral of decay and crime. Gangs moved into what became an urban slum. Rubbish filled the central core.
After a total refurbishment, it is now desirable again, and affordable, too. I love looking out, and I always loved being outside where I grew up. Mhlakaza, who was born two years before the end of apartheid, got work as a waiter and a barman. He now does public relations for a nightclub not far from the tower. His home town lies miles farther south. He has no plans to return, and wants to become a lawyer. In a small town, people are not out-of-the-box thinkers.
She and her husband moved to the storey skyscraper when it opened in It feels as if you can reach out and touch the other towers coming up through the fog. The family, whose ears pop when they go home, are fine with heights, but visitors are not always so keen. Australian cities, and Melbourne in particular, are experiencing a skyscraper boom. The city has set new limits on developments, but there are exemptions for sustainable projects. Siggy disappeared 13 years ago, but his body has not aged. Fictionalized account told in the first person of the life of John Bonython, one of the original settlers of the portion of the Southern Maine Coast now known as Old Orchard.
The narrative is based on fact and includes description of life in the mid s and relations with the Indians at that time. The world blew out in , but there were survivors, struggling to overcome a dark new age of plague, radiation sickness, barbarism and madness. Out of the ruins comes Ryan Cawdor and his band of post-holocaust survivors. Emerging from a gateway in Maine, Ryan confronts a ruthless and brutal sea captain, a woman prepared to go to any lengths to get what she wants.
The warrior survivalists are reluctant guests in a reactivated twentieth-century medical institute in Maine. Here scientists still pursue their abstract theories, oblivious to the realities of a world gone mad. But when they take an unhealthy interest in Krysty Wroth, the pressure is on to find a way out of this guarded enclave. Dan Antinori, management consultant, has moved to Maine to distance himself from a violence-plagued past. As a favor to his girlfriend, he agrees to assist her old college roommate, whose estranged husband, Howard, recently killed himself for no apparent reason.
Sparked by a tip that Howard's death was not a suicide, Dan gradually uncovers a chilling conspiracy. Working in complicity with the health care czars of three New England states, a national medical services company is promoting and offering assisted suicide to non cost-effective patients. Billy Halleck -- 50 lbs. He's pleased when he begins to lose weight, and then terrified when he can't stop, no matter how much he eats Denoument occurs in rural Maine. Written by King in Clayton Blaze Blaisdell has fallen into a life of delinquency ever since his father's brutal abuse rendered him feeble-minded.
Chapters alternate recounting Blaze's past mistreatment at a series of Maine orphanages and foster homes with Blaze's current plans to follow through on a kidnapping scheme plotted by his recently murdered partner in crime, George Rackley. Brandy and Bullets Cabot Cove's posh retreat offers struggling artists a European spa, psychiatry and even hypnotism.
But soon a suicide attempt and a brutal murder quickly arouse the sheriff's attention -- and Jessica's. And when an old friend mysteriously disappears, Jessica fears a twisted genius is at work writing a scenario for murder. A Little Yuletide Murder After years of traveling during the Christmas season, amateur detective Jessica Fletcher is happy to be at home in Cabot Cove, Maine for the holidays. But when the local farmer who portrayed Santa Claus for the past 15 years is murdered, Jessica has a killer to catch.
With an innocent man's future at stake, will she deliver the murderer in time for Christmas? Trick Or Treachery This Halloween-themed installment returns to Cabot Cove for its setting. At the heart of the plot is a self-proclaimed medium claiming to be able to make contact with the spirit world, and the accusations that fly to and fro begin to shed a new light on a suspected arson-related death in the recent past. Likely set in Maine author lives in South Berwick.
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During one January in rural New England, the year old narrator Emmett rises early, lights a fire, and writes what comes to mind, generally about the minutiae of life. When he finishes the box of matches, the book is done. Takes place in Virginia, Seattle, Washington, D.
Jason Archer is a rising young executive at the world's leading technology conglomerate. Determined to give his family the best of everything, Archer has secretly entered into a deadly game of cat and mouse. He is about to disappear in a plane crash -- leaving behind a wife who must sort out his lies from his truths. John Reese takes matters into his own hands after his daughter is viciously stuck down in her Harvard laboratory by late-night intruders. While she lies in a coma, fighting for her life, Reese struggles to unravel a puzzle that hinges on a mummified relic stolen from the lab.
Reese's search takes him to remote Miracle Isle off the coast of Maine, home base of a megalomaniacal southern preacher, where he uncovers a revelation that may shock the world. The proud descendents of a Highland clan, Calum and Eachann MacLachlan now live in seclusion on an island off the coast of Maine. The brothers are as different in spirit as they are in looks, but they have one thing in common: Eachann finds the perfect brides while spying on a fancy society party: Georgina is basking in the light of her own ball, while Amy is valiantly struggling to conceal her first broken heart.
Within moments, both women are swept away by a strange Scotsman. Kidnapped, captive and furious, they find themselves stranded on a misty island with two brothers and only each other for support. Although the two women were social enemies, their predicament forces them to work together. Paranormal romance set in Maine. Upon A Mystic Tide John and Bess Mystic are on the brink of a divorce after a long separation.
Now, with Bess's job threatened, the judge handling her divorce ordering her arrested for contempt, Bess feels certain there's no way things can work out. She hadn't reckoned on the power of love to heal, or the aid of the magic of Maine's Seascape Inn! Beside a Dreamswept Sea To provide a change of scenery that he hopes will help his three distraught children cope with the pain felt from the recent death of their mother, a guilt-racked Bryce Richards takes his family to the Seascape Inn in Maine. His plan is to share in their healing alongside the misty Maine coast. Caline Tate is on her way to Nova Scotia when she hears the mystic call of the enchanted Inn.
Upon arrival, Cally quickly realizes that she has found her destiny, but she carries scars from her past marriage. However, this is Seascape, where two people hurt by previous relationships can feel the magical healing of the place. Historical fiction about Pittston, Maine. Osier Second Chances In a Maine coastal community in , a widowed preacher is doing his best to bring up two teenagers. The Runaway Dog Team ; ill. Old-fashioned adventure novel of Prohibition Era rum running across the border from Canada into northern Maine.
Lawless men use sled dogs to accomplish their ends, until those same dogs help bring them to justice. Also suitable for young adults. Psycho-sexual thriller charged with eroticism and menace. This story of two sisters begins in Bar Harbor, Maine, where Suzie is murdered. It continues three years later as her sister Penny, now living in New York, finds Suzie's sex diary, propelling her toward a horrifying secret.
Stories From the Coast of Maine A Tale of the Great Northeast Juvenile A fictional account of St. Set from the sea country of Maine to Newfoundland. Novel about growing up black in Maine and in Harlem, examines what it feels like to be black in a predominantly white society. Silhouette Special Editions Though she'd spent a lifetime in her flamboyant twin's shadow, Rachel Hale adored selflessly, single-handedly raising her late sister's son. But with no time for dating, Rachel couldn't give her beloved nephew the daddy he deserved, until stubborn granite-eyed Jared Carlisle from Maine discovered little Dylan was his.
Set in Maine. The members of the Lamont family are looking for personal fulfillment and freedom. A story of ethical values, greed, and personal motivation, told through the perspectives of the chief of snowmaking for the White Woods Ski Resort, the owner of White Woods, and an environmental activist with a past. Set in New York City and Maine. Marian Bartolph, a year-old Maine mother, housewife and would-be poet, runs into her first love, Myles, whom she has not seen or heard of since her youth, at a convention in New York.
She is exposed to some of the seamy side of Greenwich Village and to sexual situations both wild and predictable. She also learns something about her parents' death many years ago, with which Myles was involved. She is convinced that when she returns home, nobody in Maine will know she has changed, and she will be free to begin exploring her life. But when the designer-turned-renovator finds clues that lead to a missing professor, she wonders if she can finish the house without getting finished off herself in the process.
Avery Baker and her boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are flipping a seriously stigmatized house rumored to have ghosts.
As Avery renovates an old carriage house on behalf of a soon-to-be wed friend, she stumbles across a lifeless body -- someone known all too well by the blushing bride. Avery finds a mystery behind the walls of a centuries-old house on an island that has more than its share of deadly secrets. Full Circle series, 2. After inheriting her family's lighthouse and mansion, heiress Julia Rierdon, sister of Jake Rierdon Refuge , travels to the coast of Maine to restore the estate and turn it into a lavish inn.
Temporarily separated from her wealthy fiance, Julia turns to a mysterious stranger for assistance. Motorcycle-riding handyman Trevor Kenbridge is gorgeous, infuriating, and just the man she needs to help her prepare the inn. Could he also be the right man to claim her heart? Northern Lights series, 1. Leaving their home in Norway behind, Elsa and Peder embark on a new life with their closest friends. A Play in Two Acts Play set in an island on the Maine coast.
Maddie Brogan, fleeing her deranged ex-husband, returns to a remote island off the coast of Maine where a childhood tragedy, which she does not remember, stirs up some of the islanders who want to make sure that she never remembers. From the moment Eden Chase arrived at Hunter's Hill in Maine, the lovely young woman fell under the dark spell of the owner and master of the isolated old mansion, Tony Hunter. In this house of fear she was held captive by love.
New England tales from the rocky headlands of Maine to the surf swept shores of Cape Cod to the quiet villages of Connecticut. Blackington was an NBC Radio broadcaster and this is a collection of tales of Yankees accumulated over his career. Atmospheric novel of literary suspense and romance.
The morning after When Maisie Thomas, 17, arrives to spend the summer with her parents at Grange House, a hotel off the coast of Maine, local fishermen make a gruesome discovery: It's only the first in a series of events that cast a shadow of Maisie's summer. Thrilling debut novel of a writer who won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for a book of short stories. A young girl is murdered in the small town of Flowering Dogwood, Maine. Eighteen years later, the murderer's identity is still a mystery and a second killing has occurred. Rachel Storrow, the investigating officer, is the daughter of the police chief who held that office at the time of the first murder.
His inability to solve the case, together with his suspicions, led to his suicide. As Rachel's investigation continues, it points in directions she'd rather not go. Cassie was coming to Camp Casmaran to fulfill her mother's dying wish, not knowing that she would be initiated into a hellish occult secret society! The Down East Murders: A Mystery Set on the Coast of Maine Second in the series. Sarah Deane, the English teacher amateur detective, is on summer holiday on a small island off the coast of Maine and finds herself investigating the murder of a cranky local artist. The Student Body The tranquil flaculty life at a Maine college is shattered for Sarah Dean and Dr.
Alex McKenzie when they find a campus ice sculpture of a Viking ship contains a well-frozen body of a girl super-student. Bodies of Water A luxury cruise along the beautiful Maine coast hits rough waters when someone plots a course for murder. The Bridled Groom Dolly Is Dead Everybody loves Dolly Beaugard. At least that's what everybody thought until Dolly's bloated body washed ashore on the same spot as the drunken Gattling brothers the day before.
Coup de Grace Academic backstabbing and murder at a bucolic New England girls' boarding school. Sarah is hired to teach English at Miss Merritt's, only to land in the epicenter of legendary French professor Grace Carpentier's reign of terror. Her passion for excellence has inspired universal fear and loathing.
A student discovers Carpentier's cloaked hanging effigy, then Sarah finds a bludgeoned body wearing Carpentier's trademark cape, but the victim is not Carpentier. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Murder in the Rough Takes place in Maine, partly on a golf course. Intensive Scare Unit Sarah's year-old cantankerous aunt, Julia Clancy, proprietor of the High Hope horse farm, is in the hospital in Bowmouth, Maine, for open heart surgery.
While she's recovering, she is the last person to see a patient alive before he's found strangled in the lavatory, and then a shadowy figure in hospital garb slips into her room and tries to strangle her. During rehearsals at Bowmouth College in Maine of the gender-bending Romiette and Julio, student actors engaging in horseplay leave Todd Mancuso, the brilliant actor playing Mercutio, wounded. When Sarah stumbles on a badly injured student hidden away in a stockroom on Halloween night, events take a turn for the worse. By the time the production is finally staged, a member of the faculty has been badly injured and a student has been killed.
When police don't seem to care, McMorrow investigates, only to learn his new home town is a haven for hidden alliances, secret pasts, and murderous intentions. While researching an article on unwed teenage mothers for an upscale New England magazine, McMorrow discovers what he believes to be a success story in a teenage mother named Missy Hewitt. But when Missy is murdered soon after talking with McMorrow, he begins to investigate and finds that the facts just don't add up.
McMorrow's girlfriend takes a job in Portland, Maine, leaving behind an ultimatum. McMorrow rises to the challenge, signing on as the court reporter for the Kennebec Observer. What he doesn't realize is that he is about to become a suspect when a young woman is murdered. McMorrow's search for the truth about some hemp-growing hippies in rural Maine leads him into the darkest side of the drug trade - and human nature.
McMorrow travels to the sleepy town of Scanesett, Maine, when a man disappears from a tour bus. No one seems to care, except McMorrow, who knows there's a story too good to pass up. When news breaks of the mayor's murder and police arrest Jack's longtime friend, an ex-cop, Jack's plans quickly change. Set in New York City and in Maine. McMorrow investigates the murder of a woman with ties to a very wealthy and prominent Boston family -- who might have buried their dirty secrets with the victim.
McMorrow -- now working as a copywriter for the Bangor Clarion and living in a small town called Propsperity -- tries to help a runaway teen and ends up delving into the dark underworld of street teens. Jack, his wife a social worker , and their young daughter become the target of a deranged satanist after his wife's inquiry into a child abuse case; and, McMorrow pursues a story involving a woman whose newspaper ad offers companionship for hire.
Brandon Blake series Port City Shakedown: A Brandon Blake Mystery First in a new series. Set in and around the dark waterfront of Portland, Maine. Blake is a loner who lives on his old wooden cruiser. A steel magnate is murdered before he can cut his philandering wife out of his will. An astute young attorney and his friend, Korean War vet Capt. Cal Kent, look beyond the obvious to find the murderer. Set on the rocky coast of Maine. A man watched Callie all evening long as if he knew her.
That night her roommate was murdered and her nightmare began. She fled to a remote island to hide but it was also the perfect place for another murder.
Cloak of Darkness Romantic suspense, set in Maine. Run for Your Life When murder strikes amongst ten people trapped on an island that has been desolated by a weapon more fearful than the atom bomb, the threat of extinction hangs over them all. Manhattan veterinarian Gracie Taylor returns to her hometown of Idle Point, Maine, only to find that the man she loved and left on the night of their planned elopment has returned, too. Highlights the destructive side of obsessive love on innocent future generations.
A Soft Place to Fall But when Kevin dies suddenly, Annie is left with bittersweet memories, never-fulfilled dreams of children and artistic fame, and massive debt from Kevin's secret gambling addiction. Planning her high-society wedding, she meets a rugged lobsterman. A vacation from the pressures of her upcoming wedding brings Allison more entanglements than she's ever known. A collection of haunting short stories set in fictional Vaughan, a small town on the Kennebec River in Maine. Jessica arrives in Bridgeport, Maine, from Oxford to collect the remains of her little sister, who had been tracing their family's native American roots, and to collect her nine-year-old daughter.
What she finds is a police investigation that is finding its way through tribal traditions and shape-shifting shamans. Tells the story of adolescent Esther Hastings who accepts a teaching position in the Aroostook County backwoods when her father's death leaves her and her stepmother in poverty. Another key part of the plot is set in Belfast. Christine, or Woman's Trials and Triumphs The first novel to promote every demand of the women's movement.
Christine is a women's right's lecturer who founds a women's employment bureau. One of her trials is being duped by her father and aunt who imprison her in the Augusta Mental Asylum. The Kristiana Killers Set in Maine and Canada. Two films in and were based on the book. On a Darkling Plain Samuel Jellerson, 56 and forced into early retirement, is walking in the woods behind the family farm in Maine one fall day when he witnesses a priest molesting a boy.
A novel dealing with the integration of mentally-ill halfway house residents back into society, racism, infidelity, and the struggle to survive economically in a small Maine town. A sea-faring novel of Maine in the s, by a Maine actor and author and playwright. Death by Crystal A Johannah Wilder mystery lesbian sleuth. Well-plotted mystery, evokes the romance of Maine Portland area and addresses underlying serious issues of government power and individual freedom.
A Womansleuth Mystery A simple job takes Johanna into life she's been trying to forget, peopled with Russian emigres and dissidents. Waugh and Martin H. Alexandra, married to a famous painter, Phillip Barton, struggles to reclaim her new husband from the shadows of the past -- the tragic death of his first wife while walking a treacherous path.
An Emma Fielding Mystery Brilliant, dedicated, and driven, archaeologist Emma Fielding finds things that have been lost for hundreds of years, and she's very, very good at it. A soon-to-be-tenured professor of archaeology, she has recently unearthed evidence of a 17th-century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body that accompanies it -- a corpse washed ashore near the site -- has embroiled Emma and her students in a different kind of exploration. At the turn of the century, a Maine fisherman sends his three sons to sea in June, with orders not to return before September.
A woman descendant of the family recounts the boys' adventure in their schooner -- storms, shipwreck, murder --as well as the father's motive and the mystery of the mother's absence. A haunting tale of a man, who while grieving the loss of his twin sister, is visited by the ghost of a young Irishwoman who died in a shipwreck off the coast of Maine in On All Hallows' Eve, a restless spirit is beckoned into the home of tortured artist Oisin MacDara, who lives in self-imposed exile on Tiranogue Island, by a candle flickering in the window.
It is the ghost of the girl whose brief life ended in a shipwreck on the island's shore more than a century earlier.
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Love in the Asylum A manic-depressive writer and a self-deluding junkie find love and salvation in a mental hospital. Set in small-town Maine. Lucky Lunt is a third-generation lobsterman, but his world is changing too fast for him. His wife has begun selling sea-glass sculptures to tourists, his daughter is college-bound and his son has turned angry and lawless.
Lucky's own heart is failing him, too, so much that he must hire a female deckhand, the not-quite-divorced wife of the local lobster wholesaler. In short order, Lucky is in a lobster war and has kicked over all the rules: Novel about four southern Maine families during the period to As the Earth Turns Portrayal of Maine rural life in the s of one family, their children, and the decisions they make.
Fictional history and genealogy of the Emery's Bridge area of South Berwick. West of the Hill Heart-warming novel about Maine people two generations ago, simple Americans, the salt of the earth; and their experiences One White Star A novel concerned with the fundamental relationship that exists between man and God and which features a normal American woman, aged 39 in Sing Out the Glory Romance of Althea and Owen, set in a Maine valley town.
The Light Here Kindled A multigenerational story that starts and ends in an old Maine farmhouse. North Carolina author's first novel, set in the town of Locke Horn, Maine, tells the story of Evelyn Hungerford, her gifted artist brother Forrest, Ruth Benson who is in love with Forrest, their parents, and their families and friends as they go about their lives.
On assignment, a photographer goes to the coast of Maine to photograph a lighthouse and is confronted with an old love. Novel inspired by the murder of Charles Howard in Maine, and what took place in gay and lesbian communities after the crime. When actress Johanna Brady goes to Maine, where her new love, novelist Matt Lang, is writing his next best-selling thriller, she finds herself playing the role of her life as he becomes a secretive, irritable stranger, and Johanna descends into a world of betrayal, madness, and cold-blooded murder.
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When a plane crash strands brilliant scientist Grace Sutter on an icy mountaintop in Maine, she finds herself alone in the wilderness with the only other surviving passenger, Greylen MacKeage, a sexy, medieval warrior who's been tossed through time to find the woman he's destined to love. Loving the Highlander During the chaos of time transformation, Daar lost his magical staff in a Maine pond.
Since arriving and settling in their new century, Greylen, now known as Michael, has married his modern day lover. Talented surgeon Libby Hart is fleeing to Pine Creek, Maine, when her car spins out of control and crashes into a pond. She is rescued by Michael MacBain, a medieval highlander trapped in the modern world by a wizard's spell. The Seductive Impostor The first in a dazzling duo of romances featuring two sisters from the ruggedly beautiful Maine coast fictional Puffin Harbor and the men who sweep them away.
This one features Rachel Foster. Tempting the Highlander She is on the run from her ex-husband, and Robbie is a sexy, single foster parent who needs a housekeeper while he travels back in time to medieval Scotland. The Dangerous Protector May Second in a duo of sister romances, set in fictional Puffin Harbor, Maine. Duncan Ross tries to wiggle his way into Willow Foster's heart -- assuming he can get past the granite wall she's erected around herself. Only With a Highlander Oct. Story of a Maine seafaring family.
The story of 4 generations of a Maine seafaring family, from young clipper captain to would-be physician who goes to work in herring factory during Great Depression. Three generations of family life on the Maine coast. A young Maine woman, reared aboard a ship, moves ashore and lives through the decline of the days of sail. The Edge of Darkness Set in Maine, the story develops around the death of Sarah Holt, the matriarch of a small coastal village.
A Wesleyan parson who at the turn of the century brings his wife and three children from England when he takes over a Methodist church in downeast Maine. Gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, a Korean-American child Fee growing up in Maine sings in a professional boys' choir. When the choir director molests several boys in the choir, Fee and his friends are consumed by grief, shame, and pain that endure long after the choir director is arrested and imprisoned for his crimes. Years later, as Fee tries to move forward in his life, he meets a student named Warden -- the choir director's son, who knows nothing of his father's heinous crimes -- and is left with no choice but to confront the demons and ghosts of his brutal past.
The Beans of Egypt, Maine The author's first novel, she writes of the olden days and the poverty in Egypt, Maine. Letourneau's Used Auto Parts The main character runs the only going business around so by blood or money, he's pretty much got everybody by the neck.
Novel examines the social climate of small town Maine. Third in the series. Presents thirty years in the lives of four main characters: Novel about a senator's wife and daughter held hostage by a wounded ultra-right wing terrorist from Maine wanted for the murder of another senator. After California's hectic trendiness palls on them, writer Cassie Randall and her boyfriend, pop psychologist Greg Wier, settle in quaint Castine, Maine, where she meets a Czechoslovakian chaplain of Castine's Maine Maritime Academy.
Historical novel set in 17th century England and in the colonial province of Maine. A daughter of Francis Martin Not sure whether this is set in Maine? Skinned , based on her research into the child trafficking trade. While bagging sawdust for mulching her strawberries, Amy Creighton uncovers the body of a young man who had come to rural Granton, Maine to locate his birth parents. Three dramatic stories, all set in a time when the waters off the coast of Maine were dotted with the sails of working vessels, worked by men whose lives depended on the sea, and of their struggles with its capriciousness and its ruthlessness.
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