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    The Princess Bride (Paperback) By (author) William Goldman

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    DescriptionBeautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairytale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.


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    A magical satire5

    Rebecca Battersby Growing up watching the movie over and over again didn't come close to preparing me for the cheerfully satirical tone of this well-known story. Even though I knew exactly what to expect next, I couldn't drag myself away.

    Until, that is, the second last chapter, when I quietly closed the book, burst into tears and called my mum to say that I couldn't bear to finish it, because that would mean it was the end. She told me to get a grip. I did. I finished it, I loved it, I cried some more. I'll never get to read 'The Princess Bride' for the first time again, but I will re-read and re-read and re-read it! by Rebecca Battersby

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