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    'Next time you face her... when is the next time you face her?'

    'Rostelecom.'

    'Ah, so you'll have home advantage.' Amélie nodded thoughtfully. 'Well, it might help a little bit. You'll see.'

    'I think I can get under her skin,' Mila said.

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    Mila tries, repeatedly, to get the edge on Sara.

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    Lalla tells her aunt that she's not going to be a skating champion.

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    With Le Donne di Llangollen Rossini returned to the theme of young love outwitting familial opposition that had served him so well with Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He may perhaps have been recalling Beethoven's advice to him never to write anything but opera buffa. Hoping to capitalise on the success that Donizetti had enjoyed with operas set in the British Isles, and that of his own La Donna del Lago, he and Gaetano Rossi borrowed the details of a noted scandal. So noted, in fact, that nobody ever questions the fact that the Ladies never reach Llangollen within the action of the opera. It doesn't matter. We all know how it ends.

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    When I dreamed, everything was dark, and it was as if she had never been gone.

    When I woke, the sunlight crawling over the foot of my bed, I knew the truth.

    (I couldn't help wondering about the new one, but it was no good. I could see that from the start. So could she.)

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    Héloïse de Villefort had, in all aspects save one, the gift that the true scientist must desire: that detachment from human loves and hatreds that allowed her to perform certain actions and to observe the results, without distressing herself about the means that she was obliged to employ.

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    Five times Saffy and Sarah ended up sharing a bed, and one time they actually meant to.

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    Five times Victor Nikiforov fell in love and one time it wasn't a big deal.

    (Or, Victor falls hard, and he falls often. Always has, always will.)

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    Minako is showing off Barcelona. And showing off, a bit. Mari is just trying to keep up.

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    Lettice is finding life at Weir View dispiriting.

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    Mila's anxious for Sara to have a life of her own. Sara isn't too worried.

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    There's more to Enrico Bruni's opera La Forza dell'Amore (The Power of Love) than the famous Stammi vicino. A noted authority offers a quick synopsis, with a few gossipy digressions along the way.

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    No one disturbs the prima donna when she's warming up. No one except Mlle D'Armilly.

    For the ladiesbingo prompt 'Artist'

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    Sooner or later the day will come when one of the triplets does some simple arithmetic. Yuuko can't help preparing for that day.

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    'One didn't, in 1959. One simply didn't.'

    But one might do it today. Harriet and Lalla, both long retired, have their own thoughts on the surprising scenes at the Cup of China.

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    The Duchess of Olmeda admired Princess Osra; she pitied Princess Osra; she despised Princess Osra.

    And she loved Princess Osra.

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    Some extracts from the dramatick notebooks of Miss A., the early period of her career.

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    Writing and editing go hand in hand. Art.

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    Prima ballerina Galina Simonova has returned in triumph to her native Russia from the Brazilian tour. Masha Repin, pretender to her crown, calls to congratulate her.

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    Madame Vastra has to sort out a little disturbance in the Solent. For the ladiesbingo prompt 'Island'

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    'You're very kind,' I said. 'Most people would have sent me on my way – or at the very least called a taxi.'

    'It's no night to be outside,' my hostess said gravely.

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