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The Fruitcake Special and Other Stories

by Frank Brennan

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Five stories about surprising things, full of magic and wise messages. Magic things- fruit cake, which can help you find a husband, a flute which can stop the time, a book that shows the thoughts of other people... I recommend this book very strongly. It's very good on long nights. Well, one night, but you can dream after that... ( )
  babaruda | Nov 9, 2009 |
This is a book of short stories. All the stories are about sudden, and amazing, changes to people's lives. Some of the stories are better than others, but generally they are pretty good. My favourite is the first story, "The Fruitcake Special", which is kind of silly, but fun. ( )
  DaleBrown | Jul 21, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521783658, Paperback)

Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Five entertaining stories about the power of discovery set in countries across the globe. A perfume made from some very unusual ingredients becomes more effective than expected. A remarkable change in a woman's life leaves her family to make a decision. The secret and danger of high intelligence are revealed to a university student. A teacher discovers a way of making time stand still. And a book tells a young manager more than he wants to know. Paperback-only version. Also available with Audio CDs including complete text recordings from the book.

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Five stories about discovery - a perfume that attracts men, a book that shows people's thoughts, a remarkable change in a woman's life, the secret of high intelligence, and a way of making time stand still - make up this entertaining collection.

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