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Since finding your site I have saved myself an enormous amount of money by buying books that I have previewed and had such pleasure reading the newsletters, interviews etc. You deserve to have great success for all your hard work and I look forward to many years of Bookbrowse membership. Thank you for the pleasure this site has given me.
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