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Ten questions to test your knowledge of the Trojan War.
If we tell you, you might have to kill us.
Short story series by Jon McGregor set in the Peak District.
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A selection of the most influential second novels
Reservoir 13 tells the story of a disappearance from the perspective of a rural community
In this animation Claudia Hammond explains that while we're scared, we're also learning.
Preview: Simon Russell Beale reads La Belle Sauvage, which returns to Lyra's Oxford.
Owen Teale reads a terrifying moment from academy award-winning horror story The Omen.
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