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The Thief of Broken Toys
Tim Lebbon

British Fantasy Society Award Finalist (2011)

When a father loses his son and his wife leaves him, he cannot tear himself away from the small fishing village where the boy’s memories reside. Thinking that his life is all but over, he takes to wandering the cliffs, carrying broken things that he always promised his son he would fix, but never did. They’re a sign of his failure, and they keep little Toby close. But then he meets the thief of broken toys, and everything begins

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Patti Smith: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Patti Smith, Godmother of Punk.

"The High Punk Priestess of New York" looks at her influence and is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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The Ramones: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of alt-rock pioneers The Ramones.

This look at the band -- "Four Leather Jackets, Two Chords and an Attitude" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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The Sex Pistols: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of punk-rock revolutionaries The Sex Pistols.

This look at the band -- "Delivering Anarchy to the UK" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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The Clash: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and The Clash.

This look at the band -- "The Only Band That Matters" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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Kraftwerk: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Kraftwerk, the world's most famous sound chemists.

"The Man Machines" is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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Joy Division: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Ian Curtis and Joy Division.

The text of this look at the band -- "Here Come the Young Men" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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New Order: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of New Order and what happened after the death of Ian Curtis.

This look at the group -- "A Band of Substance" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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U2: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of U2.

This look at the band -- "Four Hearts Beat as One" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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The Cure: the secret history
Alan Cross

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of alt-rock legends The Cure.

This look at the band -- "Faith, Pornography and, Sometimes, Love" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

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