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The title of McEwan’s latest novel refers to the piece of legislation that outlines the duty of care towards a minor that the courts must exhibit.
El Deafo
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A funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired.
Cece was left with a hearing impairment following a childhood illness meanin

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