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The Exeter Book Riddles: Revised Edition
1 The Exeter Book Riddles: Revised Edition
U. K. Penguin 1993 0140433678 / 9780140433678 Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
124 pages. This is a translation of the 96 Anglo-Saxon poems from the 11th-century "Exeter Book". Ranging from natural phenomena to animal and bird life, from the Christian concept of creation to prosaic domestic objects, the riddles are full of sharp observation and earthy humour. 
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Warrior of the Law - Starblazer No 236
2 Warrior of the Law - Starblazer No 236
U. K. D.C. Thomson 1989 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
66 b/w illustrated pages. Lawman Geronimo Crow, a full-blooded Red Indian of the 25th ' Century, had a certain reputation for independent action. And it was a reputation that led to him doing a solo stint in deep space, trying to find an elusive supercrook with a lethal line in extortion. This made Mr Crow angry , angry enough for him to go on the warpath. 
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Lessons in leadership: insights into business from ten of Australia's leading Consultants, Abraham, Keith et al
3 Abraham, Keith et al Lessons in leadership: insights into business from ten of Australia's leading Consultants
Australia 21st Century Business Pub 2002 0958591857 / 9780958591850 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
120 pages. This book is an Owner’s Manual for the rest of your life. Though the contributors are diverse, they are united by proven success and by a common theme. The theme is leadership. The common assumption is that while there are men and women who were seemingly born to lead, the vast majority of leaders reach their positions of eminence by applying techniques and skills which can be learned. The unifying factor in the diversity of the chapters is that there is always room at the top. Whether it is how to organise and so take charge of your life - make the most of that most precious of all commodities, time -or the nuts and bolts Ways of motivating others to willingly do what you wish, this book shows how to do it. 
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From Baltic shores to a distant land - displacement, new beginnings and migration : a girl from Pomerania remembers 1939-1962, Acker, Margitta
4 Acker, Margitta From Baltic shores to a distant land - displacement, new beginnings and migration : a girl from Pomerania remembers 1939-1962
Australia Margitta Acker 2009 3866141416 / 9783866141414 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
133 pages including b/w photos. Originally published under the title "Vom Ostseestrand in Fernes Land", this text was translated by the author with assistance of Tim Acker. Author's note: "This is not an absolutely exact translation of the original published in Germany. The publishers deleted a number of paragraphs, from the original manuscript some of which, I felt, should stay. I have, of course, adhered to thesequence of events, but occasionally added an explanatory word or sentence, at other times deleted this or that. All of this does in no way affect the overall story. The other difference between this and the original version is that in this translated version I have used actual names throughout, in the original version all family names were changed for privacy reasons, although most first names were not. Also, this translated version includes a few additional photos. Contents: This is how it all began - to 1939; Childhood by the sea - 1939-1945; Journey into the unknown - 1945-1946; Difficult beginnings - 1946-1950; The end of childhood - 1950-56; A voyage to America; What shall I do with the rest of my life? - 1956-1959; To the far end of the earth - 1959-1962; Christmas on the beach - 1962. 
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The Cricket Quiz Book, Adams, Tony
5 Adams, Tony The Cricket Quiz Book
Australia Penguin 2003 0143001884 / 9780143001881 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
187 pages including b/w photos. Whether you are a cricket fan, trivia buff or ‘cricket tragic, this book will test you. Try out your knowledge of our favourite summer game with teasers like: Which player once scored a double century and took 16 wickets in a Sheffield Shield game? Who was the last Australian to carry his bat through a Test innings? Who hit the highest one-day international score by an Australian? Which bishop played Test cricket for England? Drawing on the game's rich history - from the earliest interstate games in Australia and the first Test match in 1877 to Australia's triumph in the 2003 World Cup - this book has something to stump everyone. Compiled by Tony Adams, a former sports journalist for the Sydney Daily Telegraph and now senior writer on Rugby League Week, The Cricket Quiz Book is not just a quiz book or a compilation of cricket trivia, but a fascinating compendium of the history of the game, its controversies and its heroes. 
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A Woman, Aleramo, Sibilla
6 Aleramo, Sibilla A Woman
U.S.A. University of California Press 1983 0520049497 / 9780520049499 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
219 pages. For a book that sent shock waves through the European literary establishment and, since its original publication in 1906 has gone through seven editions along with highly cclaimed translations into all th principal languages of Europe, "A Woman" (Una Donna) by Sibilla Aleramo (1876-1960) has remained curiously obscure in America. Aleramo's lightly fictionalized memoir presented a kaleidoscopic series of Italian images--the frenetic industrialism of the North, the miserable squalor of the country's backward areas to the South, fin de siè cle Italian politics and literary life--all set in the framework of a drama admiringly characterized by Luigi Pirandellow as "grim and powerful." For some other Italians, "A woman" touched ar aw nerve, and many critics reacted to Aleramo with extreme hostility. However, whether one liked Aleramo's novel or not, the book was an iceberg in the mainstream of Italian literary life, impossible to get around without careful inspection. Sibilla Aleramo is the pseudonym of Rina Faccio, Italian author. She was a feminist best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy. 
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Cancer - Cause and Effect: Secrets to Life, Allan, John
7 Allan, John Cancer - Cause and Effect: Secrets to Life
Australia Ginninderra Press 2001 1740270800 / 9781740270809 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
128 pages. In the last days of 1997, my wife Donna was diagnosed With cholongiocarcinoma and hepatic metastases. The doctors, While attentive and efficient, were unable to offer any help. The disease had simply spread too far. Donna’s prognosis was given as weeks, without intervention, and, at best, six months. We had no option but to follow a course of alternative therapies which eventually led us to a World We had not known existed. cancer is a strict teacher, but the lessons are there for us all. We leamed to become more caring, more accepting and more loving human beings. We learned the arts of meditation, herbalism, homeopathy and simple living. Finally, just before Christmas 1999, we heard the words we had longed to hear: ‘no clinical evidence’. The information in this book is an amalgam of the vast amount of research conducted throughout the past century up to today. It is drawn from the works of a great number of researchers, doctors, scientists, health care professionals and ordinary people who simply wanted to understand. 
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Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages, Ambrose, Tom
8 Ambrose, Tom Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages
U. K. New Holland 2010 1847734685 / 9781847734686 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
216 indexed pages. Demonised by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. In "Heroes to Exiles", the human cost of this long exile is told through the lives of the most eminent homosexual men and women in history. Some were artists like the wild living Benvenuto Cellini or the repressed Edward Lear. Others were poets such as Thomas Gray, W. H. Auden or novelists such as Henry James and A. J. Symonds. Their places of refuge changed through the centuries from Italy in the 18th, to Paris in the 19th and Berlin, California and Tangier in the 20th. Some experiences were tragic, like those of William Beckford, Lord Byron or Oscar Wilde, and some were triumphant, like the remarkable story of the Ladies of Llangollen who became the most famous lesbians in Europe. Often treated with outright suspicion, homosexuals were targets for the totalitarian dictatorships of the 20th century. As such they were consigned in their tens of thousands to exile in Siberia or to the Nazi death camps. Even when peace returned after World War II most democracies still proscribed homosexual behaviour, forcing the Americans Paul Bowles and James Baldwin to seek exile in Europe and North Africa. Today the tolerance of Ancient Greece has returned to most Western societies although homosexuals are still persecuted in some Islamic countries such as Iran. In "Heroes to Exiles", Tom Ambrose asks if we have finally realised that sexual orientation is as irrelevant to character and achievement as gender and skin colour and if the long exile has ended. 
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I'm Not Scared, Ammaniti, Niccolo
9 Ammaniti, Niccolo I'm Not Scared
Australia Text Publishing 2004 187700846X / 9781877008467 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
215 pages. Translated from the Italian as: "Io non ho paura" which was first published by Giulio Einaudi Editore 2001. Winner of the prestigious 2001 Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction. 1978, the hottest summer of the twentieth century. In a tiny Italian rural community, the adults shelter indoors while six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. In the midst of a sea of golden wheat, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he finds, he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity. The reader witnesses a dual story: the one that is seen through Michele's eyes, and the tragedy involving the adults of this isolated hamlet. The result is an immensely powerful, lyrical and skilfully narrated novel, reminiscent of such classics as Stand By Me, To Kill a Mockingbird andThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A compelling and utterly absorbing read, I'm Not Scared reinforces Ammaniti's status as a major literary talent. Winner of the Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Literature. Niccolo Ammaniti has written two collections of short stories and six novels, four of which have been translated into English. He was the youngest ever winner of the Italian Viareggio Literary Prize for Fiction for his best-selling novel I'm Not Scared,which has been translated into thirty-five languages. The Crossroads received the Premio Strega Prize in 2007, Italy's equivalent to the Booker Prize. Review: This gripping American debut by Italian novelist Ammaniti captures well the vagaries of childhood: the shifting alliances, the casual betrayals and the mix of helplessness and earnest audacity with which children confront adult situations. Nine-year-old Michele Amitrano lives with his little sister, devoted mother and distant father in a rural Italian hamlet consisting of five dilapidated houses. In the sweltering summer of 1978, he and a group of his friends strike out on their bikes across the barren, scorched hills. While exploring an abandoned house, Michele discovers what he believes to be the dead body of a boy his own age. He cannot bring himself to tell his friends. When he tries to tell his father, the elder Amitrano brushes him off. Drawn back to the site, Michele discovers that the boy is not dead, but weak, disoriented and unable to account for his presence there. Michele brings the boy food and water and slowly learns more about him. The boy's story-which includes kidnapping and ransom-are too much for a nine-year-old to fathom and involve virtually every adult in the tiny community. Yet Michele decides that he must do something to help the boy. Part mystery, part morality play, the novel is written in simple, spare prose. The characters, particularly that of Michele, spring to life, and the story builds to a heart-stopping climax. Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget. (Feb.) Forecast: This novel was a bestseller in Italy, and while that doesn't usually translate into U.S. sales, Ammaniti's masterful use of suspense should help win him an American following. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information. 'Niccolo Ammaniti is the best novelist of his generation.' Il Giornale 'Ammaniti, one of the most admired figures on the Italian fiction scene...uses short sentences like the cracks of a whip and sharp paragraphs to make our hearts race and carry us to the edge of the abyss.' ABC, Spain 'Ammaniti is a born story-teller.' L'Unita 'Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget.' Publishers Weekly 'A tense, breathless book, written with self-confidence and vitality.' La Stampa 'Readable in one breath...moving, impressive, amazing. It reminds you of Italo Calvino, but a Calvino warmed by a humanity that is not afraid to roll around in the mud.' Panorama 'Confirms his extraordinary narrative talent, over which he superimposes an atmosphere of horror and marvel.' (Le Monde.) 
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Introducing Freud, Appignanesi, Richard
10 Appignanesi, Richard Introducing Freud
UK / Australia Icon Books 1999 1840460547 / 9781840460544 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
176 indexed pages including b/w illustrations and cartoons. This book successfully demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis. Irreverent and witty but never trivial, the book tells the story of Freud's life and ideas from his upbringing in 19th century Vienna, his early medical career and his encounter with cocaine, to the gradual evolution of his theories. 
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I Am a Stranger: Will You Welcome Me?, Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Staff
11 Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Staff I Am a Stranger: Will You Welcome Me?
Australia Collins Dove 1991 1863710566 / 9781863710565 1st Edition Stapled Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
59 pages including b/w illustrations. An issues paper from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council on significant issues in the immigration debate and their implications for ethics and faith. How many migrants should we share Australia With? Who should they be? Who should decide and how? In this paper the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council seeks to promote understanding of some significant issues in the immigration debate in Australia, and the ethical and faith implications of these — so as to help people involve themselves in the debate and in in?uencing the direction of our immigration policy. Immigration will, after all, be a major determinant of What kind of place Australia will be in the next century. Small light stains in the lower edges. 
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Legends: Stories of Australia, Baillie, Allan
12 Baillie, Allan Legends: Stories of Australia
Australia Phoenix Education 1999 1875695664 / 9781875695669 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
87 pages. Short tales about several Australian people and events in Australia's past that have become legends. They cover the whole Australian continent and beyond, from the Dreamtime to the 20th century. they tell us something about Australia's past. 
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The Galled Tree, Baker, Jane
13 Baker, Jane The Galled Tree
Australia New Lambton Press 2011 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
62 pages including b/w illustrations. Inspired by the twelfth century Chinese classic, "The Golden Year of Fan Cheng Ta" (Suzhou ll86), The Galled Tree is a series of seasonal poems arranged in a sequence of eight seasons over one year. The Galled Tree depicts life in one small shire in the Australian countryside, the Yass Valley, as it is lived by all its inhabitants - those of the Wild world and those of the people Who live and Work in the Valley. Jane Baker has lived in the area for seventeen years. The Galled Tree gives voice to her love of the Valley. Jane Baker's other published Works of poetry include "From the Rhine to the Fu and Tableland Days". 
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Shakespeare the Sadist / Bremen Coffee / My Foot My Tutor / Stallerhof, Bauer, Wolfgang; Fassbinder, Rainer Werner; Handke, Peter; Kroetz, Franz Xaver
14 Bauer, Wolfgang; Fassbinder, Rainer Werner; Handke, Peter; Kroetz, Franz Xaver Shakespeare the Sadist / Bremen Coffee / My Foot My Tutor / Stallerhof
U. K. Eyre Methuen 1977 0413343901 / 9780413343901 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
96 pages. These plays by the four leading young German playwrights offer the best proof of the much-vaunted ‘theatrical renaissance’ in 1970s Germany. "Shakespeare the Sadist" is a neat spoof on the sort of cultural pretentiousness that can rate Shakespeare on a par with pornographic movies. Fassbinder, known outside Germany mainly for his films, takes a 19th century real-life multi-murderess as his heroine in Bremen to tell a moral tale of doubtful morality. "My Foot My Tutor", a totally silent mime for two actors, demonstrates a refreshingly different aspect of his dramatic ability. Kroets special talent is for relentlessly naturalistic studies of ordinary people in depressed or deprived situations. "Stallerhof" is the best of these: its impact is truly disturbing. Inscription in the inside front cover. 
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Mozart's Sister: A Novel, Bauld, Alison
15 Bauld, Alison Mozart's Sister: A Novel
Australia Port Campbell Press 2006 1877006025 / 9781877006029 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
205 pages. The heroine of this novel is Nannerl Mozart, the forgotten sister of a genius. As a child, she had played for the royal courts of Europe with her brother, yet in adolescence she was left at home in Salzburg with her mother, while her father and Mozart lived in Italy. The father is not portrayed as an ogre, more a parent dedicated to enshrining and marketing his son¿s talent. The consequences are explored with perception and sympathy for each member and for Nannerl in particular as an eighteenth century female of considerable musical gifts. In 1770, Mozart wrote to his sister from Rome to praise her composition, urging her to send him more. none of her music survives and A. M. Bauld has included one of her own compositions in homage. The novel follows Nannerl Mozart¿s life through marriage, children, widowhood and death in conversations with her nephew, Franz Xaver, Mozart¿s younger son. Interwoven is a fictional account of what may have happened to Mozart¿s body. it is a story with subplots ingeniously constructed from the few known facts. 
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Heads, Bear, Greg
16 Bear, Greg Heads
U. K. Century 1990 0712621741 / 9780712621748 1st Edition Soft Cover Good Good 12mo Fred Gambino 
125 pages. Novella set 200 years in the future, in the same universe as Queen of Angels - modern hard science-fiction... 
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Little Book of Cats, Bentley, Maree
17 Bentley, Maree Little Book of Cats
Australia The National Library of Australia 2009 0642276919 / 9780642276919 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
50 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. These poems celebrate the feelings many Australians have for their cats. In fact, Australians have strong feelings for the cats in their lives - love for their elegance and poise, appreciation for their soothing presence, respect for their independence and aloofness, enjoyment of their antics, and reluctant acceptance of their 'gifts'. The Little Book of Cats celebrates the close relationship between Australians and their cats. Poems by authors such as Les Murray, William Hart-Smith, Eric Rolls and Gwen Harwood are accompanied by beautiful images from the Library's collection, including engravings by Lionel Lindsay, a photograph by Harold Cazneaux and a painting by eighteenth-century Korean artist Pyon Sang-byok. 
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Myth and Today's Consciousness, Berg, Ean
18 Berg, Ean Myth and Today's Consciousness
U. K. Coventure 1986 0904575306 / 9780904575309 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
112 pages. The image, or persona, to which it is expected one should conform in the new age, whether we call it Aquarian, post- Christian, nuclear, or space, is already revealing itself. It is both more individual and more generalized than its predecessor. The new tide runs strongly against the accidental differences that divide us, like class, nationality and religion, flowing rather with the essential qualities which unite us. Much light has been shed on the nature of these qualities by the twentieth century phenomenon of depth psychology. As a result, we are becoming more sceptical of the prophet and the hero and the guru who claims special knowledge or virtue - or at least we ought to be - and more aware of the shadow that contradicts and counteracts the aspirations of the idealist, more conscious and tolerant of the paradoxical multiplicity of human nature....The gods and their myths are mighty forces which grip the psyche; they are never more dangerous than when they are ignored, repressed or slighted. So this book is very much concerned with religion, Christianity, and the predecessors which it supplanted, and the present state of our relationship with the gods. This is a presumptuous aim which will rely heavily for its fulfillment on a subjective, intuitive assessment of the signs of the times. Particular emphasis will be placed on the need to become more conscious of the deities with whom we appear to be on bad terms. The book is apologetically polytheistic in the same way that the circle of the horoscope contains the signs and the planets and the Tarot deck its multitude of archetypal images. (excerpts from book's preface) 
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Hindu Nationalism: Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths, Bhatt, Chetan
19 Bhatt, Chetan Hindu Nationalism: Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths
United Kingdom Berg Pub 2001 1859733484 / 9781859733486 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
232 indexed pages. The rise of authoritarian Hindu mass movements and political formations in India since the early 1980s raises fundamental questions about the resurgence of chauvinistic ethnic, religious and nationalist movements in the late modern period. This book examines the history and ideologies of Hindu nationalism and Hindutva from the end of the last century to the present, and critically evaluates the social and political philosophies and writings of its main thinkers. Hindu nationalism is based on the claim that it is an indigenous product of the primordial and authentic ethnic and religious traditions of India. The book argues instead that these claims are based on relatively recent ideas, frequently related to western influences during the colonial period. These influences include eighteenth and nineteenth century European Romantic and Enlightenment rationalist ideas preoccupied with archaic primordialism, evolution, organicism, vitalism and race. As well as considering the ideological impact of National Socialism and Fascism on Hindu nationalism in the 1930s, the book also looks at how Aryanism continues to be promoted in unexpected forms in contemporary India. Using a wide range of historical and contemporary sources, the author considers the consequences of Hindu nationalist resurgence in the light of contemporary debates about minorities, secular citizenship, ethics and modernity. 
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The Essence of Psychology: The Modern Beliefs Series, Birkett, Kirsten
20 Birkett, Kirsten The Essence of Psychology: The Modern Beliefs Series
Australia Matthias Media 1999 1876326131 / 9781876326135 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 16mo 
93 pages. Offers a concise and readable summary of the essence of psychology- what it is, how it came about, and how it relates to the Christian world-view of the Bible. She also scrutinises the deeper assumptions of psychology, and asks how a Christian view of humanity and he mind relates to mental illness. As The New Millennium Dawns, the psychologist has replaced the clergyman as the dispenser of wisdom and peace in our confused and troubled world. When we are depressed or anxious or our marriages are in trouble, it is to psychology that we routinely turn for insight and therapy. It is hard to believe that psychology hardly existed a century ago, and that its prominent place in modern life has only come about in the last generation. In this short book, Dr Kirsten Birkett offers a concise and readable summary of the essence of psychology- what it is, how it came about, and how it relates to the Christian world-view of the Bible. Dr Birkett examines the various kinds of psychological therapies, and how these are based on different views of how the mind works. She also scrutinises the deeper assumptions of psychology, and asks how a Christian view of humanity and he mind relates to mental illness. This penetrating analysis of the insights and claims of psychology makes for fascinating reading. It will be of particular interest to those who struggle with their own mental health, as well as those who support them. The Modern Beliefs series is part of the work of the Matthias Centre for the Study of Modern Beliefs. The series aims to present a short summary and analysis of the beliefs and ideologies of our modern world from a Christian point of view. Table of Contents: Preface; Part 1: Psychology on the couch; 1. Freud and psychoanalysis; 2. Psychological therapy; 3. Behavioural therapy; 4. Cognitive therapy; 5. Humanistic therapy; 6. Conclusion; Part 2: Psychology in the lab; 1. Beginnings; 2. From Germany and Darwin; 3. In the United States; 4. Freud arrives; 5. Watson, Skinner and the end of thought; 6. Cognitive dissent; 7. From the lab to the couch; Part 3: Psychology and the meaning of life; 1. Christian and psychological views of the mind; 2. Christians studying psychology; 3. Integrating Christianity and psychology; 4. The essence of psychology; Appendix 1 - Christians and mental health; Appendix 2 - Christians and depression. 
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