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Fairy Tales for Adults Volume 4 - cover

Fairy Tales for Adults Volume 4

Oscar Wilde, Beatrix Potter

Publisher: Sovereign

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The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything'. Some of the most memorable Oscar Wilde epigrams come from his tales and short stories.  Enjoy an eclectic collection of tales by Oscar Wilde and Beatrix Potter and live through the adventures and magic of many mysterious creatures. This volume includes: The Model Millionaire, The Remarkable Rocket by Oscar Wilde, The Roly Poly Pudding, The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter.

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