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At Bertram's Hotel
At Bertram's Hotel | Agatha Christie
When Jane Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's: a restored London hotel with traditional decor, impeccable service -- and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day ...
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Jaimelire
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Another wonderful mystery by Agatha Christie.

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Susanita
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I‘ve settled into a routine of 2 or 3 at a time, in different formats.

I loved The Violin Conspiracy.

It‘s probably sacrilegious to bail on Agatha Christie, but I did bail on the tagged book. There was too much side story and not enough Miss Marple. This was for book club, and I wasn‘t the only one who bailed. We also had the option to watch the video of the series episode, which was enjoyable.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Then I guess you got something good from it by watching video👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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QuietlyLaura
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Another excellent mystery featuring Miss Marple! I especially love the audiobooks narrated by Stephanie Cole. I find her voice very soothing when discussing murder. 🙃
#audiobook #mystery

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Books 41-44 for the year.

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melissanorr
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This was a Miss Marple I hadn't read previously. It was enjoyable if a little obvious. #cozymystery #cozies

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Bookish_Gal
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Mehso-so

I can tell why this is slated as one of AC‘s lower ranked stories. First I noticed was that Mis Marple -her detective- is barely mentioned besides being an old lady basically snooping. I could not get a handle on the plot at all, and not in the way that AC usually write to make you question. But that nothing made sense, even with the quick close up. Which didn‘t help understand what was going on. couldn‘t get in it. Not good first Marple #whodunit

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Bookish_Gal
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Here is my second librarian recommended AC novel. I‘m a little worried of the poor book condition with the back pages ready to fall out
This also appears to become my introduction to AC‘s female detective: Jane Marple. Excited yet a little apprehensive from recently hearing this is one of her lower ranked mysteries. It seems that, on vacation, Marple finds herself solving a mystery. Sounds like Scooby-Doo there. #whodunit

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Ninja2020
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t a great story. Hardly any mention of Miss Marple. There was then a rush to tie up the loose ends. #agathachristie #missmarple

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I tend to assume I've read like every AC before but I don't think I ever read this one. It was quite enjoyable aside from such crime-centred novels not being her best IMO. ⭐⭐⭐

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Aaronlisa
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Mehso-so

I read this June 9-13 and rated it 3.5 ⭐️. I liked this Miss Marple story, but found some elements of the plot a little too over the top. It wasn‘t bad but it felt a little too busy.

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BookishMe
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#ReadingMM moving on to the next title 😉
At Bertram's Hotel was not as impressive, despite a plot unusual from her other settings. And Miss Marple was back in the sidelines, unlike the last few mysteries, when she was the main star just as I like it.

Listening to the dramatised #audio made up for the lacklustre plot. Dramatisation had a slightly extended ending and the adaptation was a thrill to listen to.

TheAromaofBooks I really love Miss Marple a lot, and get sad when she is in books but not in the middle of them. Also remember reading this and really wishing that Bertram's Hotel was a real place I could stay! 3y
BookishMe @TheAromaofBooks yup, the immaculate comfort and pampering. Nemesis started with Miss Marple, and hopefully she remains in the spotlight 3y
BookishMe @TheAromaofBooks I remembered the character from the Carribean Mystery!! ;D 3y
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TheAromaofBooks Yes!! I was pretty sure those connected somehow, but it's been a long time since I've read them. 3y
BookishMe @TheAromaofBooks and this book was actually included the list for March Bookspin and now replaced! 😄😄 The dramatised audio really made a difference! ;p 3y
TheAromaofBooks I've heard really good things about the dramatized Christie books. I don't listen to audiobooks very much, but I may have to try a couple of these. 3y
BookishMe @TheAromaofBooks I have intermittent success with audiobooks and have yet to complete an entire audiobook. A mix of print (or ebook) and audio works for me so far. I remain envious of those who can breeze through audiobooks 3y
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BookishMe
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Enjoying the #audio dramatisation of this #mystery in between catching up with the #ebook or paperback... Hehehe

#currentlyReading #ReadingMM

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Runner5ive
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Mehso-so

Not Aggie's best, especially among the amazing Marple series. It felt like it should have been a Poirot.

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Tamra
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Mehso-so

I guess Christie and I just aren‘t a great fit. I‘ve tried a handful now and I just don‘t get invested in the characters or mysteries. I do though enjoy the Ms. Marple TV adaptations - go figure.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Miss Marple comes up from the country and stays in Bertram‘s Hotel in London - a majestic grandeur of a hotel with traditional decor, impeccable service - just what she needs to treat herself on a holiday. Yet Miss Marple does not foresee the dangers and violence that are about to happen.
An enjoyable read.

#WanderingJune #grandhotel

BarbaraBB I love this prompt, I love reading about hotels! 4y
Cinfhen I was JUST thinking the same thing @BarbaraBB today‘s prompt is fascinating 4y
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BarbaraJean
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this overall, but it didn‘t measure up to my favorite Miss Marples. I feel like she was relegated to a bit of a witness/bystander role in this one. Added to that, I put too many of the pieces together before the reveal, so the ending felt anticlimactic. Ah, well. A middling Agatha Christie is still lots of fun. 😊

LizzieChantree If you enjoy reading mysteries, check out books by @AliceCastle 😀 4y
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BarbaraJean
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Just started this one for my commute audiobook—I‘ve been missing having an Agatha Christie mystery going!

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howjessicareads
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I‘m in such a book slump. I‘ve read 7 books in August. And 3 were YA, and 3 were Christie re-reads. Gah. I‘m falling behind on reviews, but I can‘t seem to make myself focus on a book! 🤷🏼‍♀️ #jesshowreads2018

RainyDayReading You‘re not alone, I‘ve been stuck in a slump since June. Don‘t think I‘ve finished a single book since then 😪 here‘s hoping we get out of this soon! 4y
MarriedtoMrT I‘m not officially slumping but definitely feeling listless with my reading. And school‘s starting, which is exhausting, so that‘s not going to help! Good luck! 4y
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mabell
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In England, it was all afternoon tea, all the time! (Well, at least in the afternoon)

The details are up on my blog! Including egg salad 😋
http://www.graymyrtle.com/book-blog/2018/8/5/england

#BackpackEurope #WhimsicalTour

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Jen2
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It didn‘t happen with this book, but I love ❤️ the feeling!!!

Cathythoughts What a great quote 👍🏻 5y
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erista
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This was another enjoyable Miss Marple mystery. I loved the setting of this one.

Dragon I would love to stay at Bertram‘s 😀🐉 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#readingwomenmonth #bookseries
My favourite, the Queen of Crime 😊

tammysue Very nice! 😍 5y
Smarkies Have been reading her since young. Still something I reread from time to time. 5y
riversong153 Cool! 5y
Tiyas7 Love Her👍 5y
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Ashley_Morgan
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Christmas makes me want to read all the cozy murder mysteries! I‘ve blown through all of Dame Agatha‘s. Any one have any other cozy murder mystery recommendations? #cozymurdermystery

ReadingSusan I quite enjoy the Agatha Raisin books. 5y
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jennw1212
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I started my holiday shopping by buying one item. I am so accomplished! Now I can slack off and finish next month;)

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jennw1212
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Sunday funday is Sunday sleep day to some

Tanzy13 🐱 5y
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Brie
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And so my goal of owning all of Dame Agatha‘s mysteries gets closer to realization with this recent acquisition. #bookhaul 📚

Dragon One of my favourites! So much atmosphere and Miss Marple! 🐉 5y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Using the extra day off to join Miss Marple for a little adventure. Of course there's the added benefit that the cover for this edition matches my bedroom paint almost perfectly. Love this Black Dog & Leventhal series. #camouflage

CoverToCoverGirl Color coordinated reading.. awesome! 5y
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frantastk
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Ah, Miss Marple... A comfort read, with a cup of tea.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Om Nom Nom at Miss Marples Tea Room

Eyelit Looks lovely! 6y
LeeRHarry Ooh nice! 😊 6y
TrishB Looks fab 😀 6y
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LazyOwl This looks so lovely, enjoy 😀 6y
KarenUK That looks so yummy 😍 6y
MaleficentBookDragon Yum! I'm jealous. I haven't found any tea rooms near me since moving to Binghamton NY. I miss them. ☹️ 6y
Chachic Yum! 6y
diovival Ooooo 😍 6y
monkeygirlsmama That looks delish. 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @monkeygirlsmama, it was! I love scones! 6y
monkeygirlsmama I used to love baking scones, and I haven't in probably 20 years. Wouldn't even know how to make them anymore. 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @monkeygirlsmama, I just like eating them ☺️☺️☺️ 6y
monkeygirlsmama @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I haven't done that in forever either. LoL 😭 6y
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Sarah83
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@elkeo Forth

elkeOriginal These are fantastic! 6y
RealBooks4ever Love these covers! 💜 6y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 6y
Sarah83 @RealBooks4ever I love them too 😍 6y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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There are only about 5-10 Agatha Christie novels that I haven't read yet, and I try to savor them, but I just flew through this one in a day! It was a Miss Marple one with good secondary characters, a setting of a stately old London hotel, and several layers of mystery. The cats and I snuggled under a matching blanket to finish it!

rubyslippersreads Cozy kitty! 😻 6y
BekaReid @LiteraryinLititz I love it when I find an "new" Agatha Christie! Betram's Hotel was a good one. 6y
Dragon I would love to stay at Bertram's 🐉😀 6y
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Rachel_R._Smith I'm reading my way through Christie's works in order, but I haven't gotten to this one yet. It's amazing how prolific she was and how consistent the quality of her stories! 6y
LiteraryinLawrence @Rachel_R._Smith I agree! I have read the books completely out of order, but it's cool how you're doing it! 6y
Rachel_R._Smith Have you read The Seven Dials mystery or The Man in the Brown Suit? Those two are my favorites so far. 😊 6y
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Dragon
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#Londoncalling #rockinmay Miss Marple spends some time in London at this seemingly perfect hotel. Guess what happens! Time travel to medieval London or venture below the London tube , Mind the Gap . Visit Victorian London and follow the life of a Queen. I love ❤️ reading about London 📚

Cinfhen Gorgeous collage 💜💜💜I love the frame around it! Nice selections too 6y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen it's a fun prompt 😀 6y
Sarah83 I really love this story 😍😙 6y
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Dragon Thanks @Sarah83 perhaps my favourite Miss Marple 💕 6y
Sarah83 mhmmm.. I'm not quite sure. 🤔 my favourite one is murder she said. 😍 6y
Dragon Thanks @Sarah83 that's one I read under a different name😀it's a very good choice 👍 6y
Sarah83 yes. This one is in Germany the same name. 🤗😍 6y
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Amie
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Finished another Miss Marple book. Just a couple more and I'll be done with the series. This was a good one.

EvieBee The whole series? Amazing. 6y
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Libby1
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This was the kind of lobby I envisioned for Bertram's Hotel. Luxurious. Deep, thick carpets your feet sink into. Warm and inviting. But is it really?

I enjoy Miss Marple stories, but tend to feel she's under-utilised.

This was the perfect palate cleanser after my last bail. Agatha, you came through for me once again.

(Photo from Google.)

Bambolina_81 @Libby1 I agree! I read my first Miss Marple earlier this year (Murder at the Vicarag) and was really surprised with how small a role Marple played. 6y
tpixie Is Poirot used more? I haven't read Agatha for years. 6y
Bookdodger The Tommy and Tuppence books that she wrote are some of my favorites. 6y
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Libby1 @Bambolina_81 - I've read more Poirot so far and it's so different how she uses Marple. I suppose it makes sense because as an elderly lady no one expects her to notice anything. Actually, no one notices her at all! What a perfect foil. 6y
Libby1 @tpixie - he is! I should have tagged you in the above comment. 6y
Libby1 @Bookdodger - I haven't read Tommy and Tuppence yet! I have some things to look forward to! 6y
tpixie @Libby1 interesting!! 6y
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Libby1
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"...Always been her own worst enemy..."

"A really nice conventional remark..."

Is this something that people say about ambitious or daring women?

It kind of minimises their achievements or concerns.

Has this been said of you? Is this something people only say about girls or women, or am I wrong about that?

I AM happy to be corrected. After all, according to some, I AM my own worst enemy!

?

(Lola cat makes a good book rest.?)

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Libby1
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Which one of you Littens mentioned needing a "pallet cleanser" after a difficult book?

I'm digging the cheesy 80's cover here.

Agatha. Agatha! You're my only hope.

Bookdodger Try Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. If you love Aggie then you will love Anthony! 6y
Libby1 Thanks for the recommendation, @Bookdodger . I read House of Silk and Moriarty and enjoyed them. I'd certainly read him again. 6y
Bookdodger @Libby1 I am anxious to read those now! 6y
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batsy
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Read some heavy stuff and followed that up with an episode of Fortitude Season 2, for reasons no one can understand. So now that I'm depressed *and* freaked out, it's time to unwind before bed with some cosy, comforting Christie on this rainy night. I've watched the adaptations of this but I think it's the first time I'm reading the book! How soothing to think that there might be a book or two by Christie that I still haven't read.

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Sophieneechan
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This is one of those stories where I kinda knew all along, but it was still such a great book. And I do love Miss Marple.

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readbyjessica
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#currentlyreading Bertrams Hotel. Seems a bit all over the place at the minute, hope it settles down, I've been a bit disappointed with the past couple of Agatha Christie books I've read and I'm really wanting to enjoy this one

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azulaco
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Agatha Christie is my go-to #palatecleanser. Cozy mysteries and chick lit also work very well for me. #feistyfeb day 16 - catching up.

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sarahllane
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Agatha Christie spittin truths 📚☕️🍂

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Lizpixie
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Another Dame Agatha that I've either never read or don't remember reading before. I vaguely remember seeing the tv episode based on this book, but there was a lot of "artistic" changes made to the plot. I hate it when they do that, her plots are perfectly fine as they are. Loved this Miss Marple book, nicely twisty story, though the end seemed a bit meh. #christiescrimeclub

Dragon I would love to stay at Bertram's Hotel. In the English rooms of course 🏎 6y
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Lizpixie
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On to No19 in the #dameagathaappreciation readathon. I've never read this one before either, so it'll be another surprise ending. I love that she's written so many books, that even when you're convinced you've read them all, you can still find one that's brand new to you. #christiescrimeclub 🔪🚬⚰️🔨🔫🛎

PatriciaU One advantage of growing older is completely forgetting the plots of the Dame Agatha books I read when I was younger, and then reading them again like it's the first time! 😂 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh! A Miss Marple one! (I've read it but all details are now fuzzy) 6y
LiteraryinLawrence This is one of the very few I've never read! Enjoy! 6y
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Odo_Wobblie
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One distinct pleasure derived from Christie whodunits are the quaint colloquiums, such as "hairy at the heel" - although this particular book lacks that colorful phrase for a knavish scoundrel.

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MrsV
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How could I have put off reading Christie as long as I did?

MrBook Love this cover. 7y
BookBabe I've put her off too, but I think @MrBook bought me one of her novels. I'll have to get on it! 7y
MrBook Three, actually, @BookBabe 😉👍🏻. 7y
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