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					        Publicity for Bad Mothers Club since launch in January 2003

BBC Radio London –Interview with Linda Smith, 21 Feb 2003.
Daily Mail – Three full pages featuring Stephanie Calman and four other BMs and their
children. 27 Feb 2003.
Heart 106.2 – Mention by by Emma Forbes, 27 Feb 2003
This Morning (ITV) – Interview with SC and two other BMs plus kids, 28 Feb 2003.
BBC Eastern Regions Interview on Evening Show, 28 Feb 2003.
3 Counties Radio Interview on Morning Show, 1 March 2003.
BBC Radio Leeds Interview on Morning Show, 3 March 2003.
BBC Scotland Gary Robertson Show, 6 March 2003.
BBC Southern Counties Interview with SC and another BM, 20 March 2003.
Scotland on Sunday – Feature by Dani Garavelli.
South Wales Evening Post 25 March 2003.
Classic FM - Mark, Tim & Annie. Plugs throughout their three-hour Mothers‟ Day
themed morning show, 29 March 2003.
BBC Radio Newcastle Interview for Real Nappy Week, with guest from Women‟s
Environmental Network and BMC techie Kathryn Lamb. 7 April 2003.
The Age, Melbourne – Prominent feature, 10 April 2003.
Talk 1116, 3AK, Melbourne (Australia) Interview on „the Breakfast Jungle‟ morning show,
10 April 2003.
BBC Radio Scotland Interview on Fred MacAulay Show, also with Carol Smillie, whom
SC tested with a quiz on whether she was a „Bad Mother.‟ 11 April 2003.
The Observer – SC in feature on „bad mothers‟ 16 March 2003.
BBC Radio Wales Interview about Catherine Zeta-Jones and second babies, also with
Sheila Kitzinger, on Good Morning Wales, 17 April 2003.
WHO Magazine (Australia) Plug on the Kaz Cooke page, 5 May 2003.
Corriere della Sera (Italy) Column about BMC by star writer Beppe Severgnini, 11 May
2003.
BBC Radio Newcastle Interview with BMC techie Kathryn Lamb about Bristol University
report on the effects of childcare on the under-5s.
BBC Radio Scotland SC Guest on Fred MacAulay Show – 12 May 2003
BBC Radio Wales Guest speaker on research into working mothers and the effects of
childcare, 12 May 2003
Express & Star (Wolverhampton) News story on first BMC meeting at IKEA, by Anuji
Varma (0121 553-7171) 24 May 2003
BBC Radio Scotland SC Guest on Fred MacAulay Show, 4 June 2003.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Interview and Phone-in with Julie McCrossin on
Australia‟s top radio show „Life Matters‟.
The Sunday Mail Queensland, feature by Melissa Ketchell, 8 June 2003
The Times Advice from SC about tomboys in Parenting Forum, 9 June 2003.
The Sunday Times Letter from SC criticising Domestic Goddesses, 15 June 2003.
The Wright Stuff, Channel 5 SC Guest discussing pressures on parents, the MMR vaccine
and assorted news items, 16 June 2003.
Sunday Life magazine (Australia). Mention of BMC, 6 July 2003.
BBC Radio Scotland SC Guest on Fred MacAulay Show – 7 July 2003
Real magazine - Profile of SC and the BMC, July 29, 2003.


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Wanneroo Times – Feature on BMC launch in Perth, West Australia, by BMC member
Sonia Neale, 24 August 2003.
The Independent – Quote in The Review on The Big Question: „Is there too much sex on
TV?‟, 28 August 2003.
6PR 882 Radio - Perth, West Australia, Drivetime show, interview BMC member Sonia
Neale, 17th September, 2003
The Guardian – Several quotes in cover feature in Weekend magazine, 13 September
2003.
The Independent – Lead Quote in The Review on The Big Question: „Do You Monitor
Your Child‟s Use of the Internet?‟, 25 September 2003.
Woman’s Hour – Discussion with SC and Cassandra Jardine about family sizes, 10
February 2004.
BBC TV NEWS – Interview with SC about St Valentine‟s Day and divorce, 10 February
2004.
BBC Radio London – Drivetime show, St Valentine‟s Day and divorce, 10 February 2004.
The Times – Feature in T2 by BMC contributor Ayesha Hudson, syndicated with credit.
BBC Radio Scotland SC Guest on Fred MacAulay Show – 19 March 2003
Vanessa Feltz Show – BBC Radio London, Mothers & Daughters interview and phone-in,
with SC and BMC contributor Ayesha Hudson, 29 March 2004.
Good Housekeeping – Interview with SC about sibling rivalry by Jenni Murray, May
2004.
Woman – Interview with Jo Hage in Family Special Issue, April 12, 2004.
ES Magazine – Plug on „Restaurant Spy‟ page by Rachel Johnson, May 7, 2004.
Daily Telegraph – Big feature by SC about over-parenting, May 8, 2004.
Glasgow Herald – Cover trail, full-page feature and SC interview, May 24, 2004.
BBC Radio London – Interview with Mel & Sue, July 7, 2004.
Woman’s Hour – Item with SC about Bad Holidays – inspired by her piece on BMC
website, 13 July, 2004.
Daily Telegraph – Letter from SC criticising NCT, 11 September 2004.
Scotland Today/ STV – Interview with BM Lynne Firth by Heather Simpson, plus link to
BMC on STV website, 22 September 2004.
Vanessa Feltz Show – BBC Radio London – SC on children‟s book and TV characters, 8
October 2004.
Vanessa Feltz Show – BBC Radio London – SC on telling off other people‟s children, 23
October 2004.
The Times - T2, Feature about the value of fathers, 25 October 2004.
BBC Radio West Midlands – Adrian Goldberg Show - Discussion about how to
handle crying, 30 November 2004
The Sunday Times Letter from SC criticising mobile phones for kids, 23 Jan, 2005.
Vanessa Feltz Show – BBC Radio London – Discussion about buying kids expensive
presents (re Brooklyn Beckham‟s diamond earrings), 5 March 2005.
The Sunday Times - India Knight column in News Review, headline: It‟s OK to be a
Bad Mum, with generous plug, 6 March 2005.
BBC Radio West Midlands – Adrian Goldberg Show - Discussion about smacking, 11
January, 2006
The Observer, feature about parenthood by Miranda Sawyer, mention for BMC,
October 1, 2006.




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    The Today Programme Discussion about reading to your kids with SC and
    Jacqueline Wilson, 4 Dec 2006


                      Confessions of a Bad Mother, the book:

    Press
    Extract on front cover of Telegraph Weekend and picture of SC on front page of
    main paper - 27/08/05.
    · Extract inside Telegraph Weekend - 03/09/05
    · Article in Independent on Sunday - 04/09/05
    · Review in Daily Mail - 30/09/05
    · Review in You Magazine, Mail on Sunday - 28/08/05
    · Review in Sunday Express - 28/08/05
    · Review in Daily Mirror - 02/09/05
    · Interview in the Aberdeen Evening Express - 02/09/05
    · Review in Daily Record
    Interview on piece on “Slummy Mummies” in Independent on Sunday, 9 Oct 2005
    · Reprint of “Slummy Mummies” article, Belfast Telegraph
    · Reprint of “Slummy Mummies” article, Yorkshire Post
    · Review, Families South East
    · Life Begins, Daily Telegraph, 15 Oct 2005
    · Life Begins, Daily Telegraph, 26 Nov 2005
    Interview for piece on parenting websites in Daily Telegraph, 22 Nov 2005
    · SC’s column in Telegraph Weekend, started Jan 28, 2006.
    · Review in The Sun, 3 Feb 2006
    · Paperback of the Week in The Guardian, 18 Feb 2006
    · Featured in Alice King‟s “Sobering Up” column, The Times
    · No 8 in Hardback Non-Fiction bestsellers list, Daily Telegraph
    · No 8 in Hardback Non-Fiction bestsellers list, The Observer
    · No 6 in Hardback Non-Fiction bestsellers list, The Sunday Times
    · Radio Review of radio dramatization, The Guardian
    Dramatization featured as Radio Choice, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.

rade Press
     „High Flyer‟ Rating in The Bookseller
     Christmas recommendation by Hazel Broadfoot in The Bookseller
     Bookcharts in Publishing News, 9 September 2005
     · Top 20 Hardback non-fiction chart, 16 September 2005


    National Newspapers and Magazines

    ·   Three-page article by SC in Easy Living - September issue
    ·   Double page article by SC in She - September issue
    ·   Interview in Woman's Own – 5 September 2005
    ·   Article in Woman and Home - December issue
    ·   Interview in Living South - September issue


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·   Review and Top Ten rating in Heat – 5 September 2005
·   Review in Image - September issue
·   Review in Easy Living - October issue
·   Review in New Statesman
·   Review in Daily Mail
·   Review in You Magazine, Mail on Sunday
·   Review in Daily Mirror
·   Quote in Daily Mirror
·   Quote in feature on Bad Motherhood, Junior, October issue

Broadcast

·  Sky News - Thursday 1 Sept 2005
·  Channel 5 News - Thursday 1 Sept 2005
·  Victoria Derbyshire Show, Radio 5
·  Vanessa Feltz Show, BBC London - 17 Sept
·  BBC Radio Merseyside, Cambridgeshire, Three Counties, Cumbria,
   Essex, Devon, Shropshire, York, Wiltshire, Jersey, Derby, Southern Counties,
September 2005
· Radio 4, Woman's Hour - 3rd October
· Adapted by Stephanie for serialisation on Radio 4, 14-18 Nov
BBC Radio Scotland Interview on Fred MacAulay Show, 27 Feb 2006
   Classic FM: Interview with Anne-Marie Minhall, 26 March 2006
Radio Monte Carlo: Interview with Kay Rush re Confessioni di Una Mamma
Imbranata, 8 May 2006


            Signings and Events, Confessions of a Bad Mother:

· Launch party 1 September 2005
· Signing at The Bookshop, Dulwich Village – 8 Sept 2005
· Signing at Ottakars, Yeovil – 21 Sept 2005
· Signing at Ottakars, Maidstone – 29 Sept 2005
- Mums‟ Night Off: Off the Shelf Literary Festival, Sheffield 30 October 2005
· Guildford Book Festival – 27 October 2005
· Mums‟ Night Out with Bay Tree Books, Glossop, 23 March 2006
- Original Guilt: discussion and readings with Claire Calman, Joseph‟s Bookstore,
Hampstead, 26 March 2006

                Confessions of a Failed Grown-Up, the book:

Press
Telegraph Weekend: Fortnightly column in with book credit
The Scotsman: Why I‟m a Failed Grown-Up, Sept 2006
The Guardian, Five Portions of Guilt: Extract of book, 26 Aug, 2006
Interview „I‟m no Superwoman‟: Belfast Telegraph, Glasgow Evening Times,
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Birmingham Post and Eastern Daily Press, 1 Sept 2006




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Telegraph Weekend: What They Don‟t tell you about being a Grown-Up, 9 Sept
2006
Irish Examiner: Interview, 14 Sept 06
Scotland on Sunday: „Shelf Life‟ (Author questionnaire), Oct 2006
Take a Break: Mummy Rage, 19 Oct 2006
Grazia: My Father and Me by SC, 14 Oct 2006
Easy Living: Why we‟re All Secretly Failed Grown-Ups, Oct 2006
Image Magazine, Why I‟m Not a Grown Up, Oct 2006
Red magazine: Book of the Year, Oct 2006.
Woman & Home, My Sister & Myself, Feb 2007
Daily Telegraph, be a couple again for Valentine‟s Day, 10 Feb 2007
Daily Express - I am a Failed Grown-Up, 15 Feb 2007
Daily Mail int, re Mothers‟ Day, 17 Mar 2007
The Times - Give your Marriage an MOT by SC, 17 March 2007
Stella Magazine,‟My Mother‟ by SC from „Mums‟ Anthology, Mar 2007
Manchester Evening News, int with SC 16 March 2007
Woman & Home: Infidelity: would you prefer to know? July 2007


TV & Radio
PA interview circulated to all regionals 18 Aug 06
BBC TV Breakfast interview 21 Aug 06
Loose Ends, Radio 4, 26 Aug 06
BBC Three Counties Radio, 28 Aug 06
BBC Radio Wales 30 Aug 06
BBC Radio Gloucestershire, 30 Aug 06
BBC Radio Newcastle, 30 Aug 06
Channel 5 News, 31 Aug 06
BBC Radio Cumbria, 31 Aug 06
BBC Radio Bristol, 31 Aug 06
Jenny Éclair Show, LBC, 2 Sept 06
Broadcasting House, BBC Radio 4, 3 Sept 06
Vanessa Feltz Show, BBC London, 8 Sept 06
News 106 FM, Ireland, 11 Sept 06
TV3 Breakfast Show, Ireland, 12 Sept 06
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 15 Sept 06
Radio 5, Breakfast Show, 18 Sept 06
BBC TV Breakfast, 18 Sept 06
BBC 3 Counties, 18 Sept 06
BBC London, 18 Sept 06
News FM, Ireland, 19 Sept 06
BBC Radio West Midlands, 19 Sept 06
BBC West Midlands, networked to BBC Shropshire, BBC Stoke and BBC Hereford &
Worcester, 13 Oct 06,
BBC London, Vanessa Feltz Show, 28 Oct 06.
BBC R4 Woman’s Hour, with Michael Rosen discussing reading to children, 30 Oct
06




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Signings and Events
-                 Talk and Signing, The Pregnancy and Baby Show, London, 4
Sept 06
  -               Mums‟ Night Off, Library Event, Northampton, 13 Sept 06
  -               Talk and Signing, Baytree Books, Glossop, 14 Sept 06
  -               Mums‟ Night Off, Q&A, Ottakars Worthing, 20 Sept 06
  -               Author Event, Wigtown Book Festival, 23 Sept 06
  -               Mums‟ Night Off, Glamorgan Library, 26 Sept 06
  -               Mums‟ Night Off, Scunthorpe Library, 28 Sept 06
  -               Talk and Signing, Blackpool Library, 7 Oct 06
  -               Signing, Simply Books, Bramhall, 11 Oct 06
  -               Talk and Signing, Doncaster Library, 8 Nov 06
  -               Talk & Signing, Simply Books, Bramhall, 15 Mar 07
  -               Oundle Literary Festival, Lincs, 27 Mar 07
  -               Kingston Readers & Writers Festival, 2 May 07



                How (Not) to Murder Your Mother – 2008-9

BBC Radio Essex (Dave Monk Show) - 19Aug 2008
BBC Radio Cambs
ES Magazine – Featured column, The Londoner‟s Diary, Aug 22
Telegraph Weekend feature - 30 Aug 2008
Guardian Family - Extract and front cover, 30 Aug 2008
BBC Breakfast nterview 4 Sept 2008
Red magazine – Book of the Month, Sept 2008
heat magazine Top Ten book listing

Village Books signing: 11 Sept 2008
BBC Radio Suffolk – interview 11 Sept 2008
BBC Radio Cambridge interview 11 Sept 2008
BBC Radio West Midlands – interview 11 Sept 2008
BBC Radio Kent – interview 11 Sept 2008
BBC Radio Gloucs - interview 11 Sept 2008
Radio Solent – interview 17 Sept 2008

Simply Books signing: 24 Sept 2008
Walsall Library signing: 25 Sept 2008
Vanessa Feltz Show, BBC London Interview about the book, 27 Sept 2008
Glamour magazine – Intro to Mothers Feature, Oct 2008
Huddersfield Literary Lunch: 7 Oct 2008
Baytree Books signing -15 Oct 2008
BBC Radio Leeds interview 23 Oct 2008
Psychologies magazine – Feature, Dealing With Loss, November 2008
Reading at Blue Mountain Café, Dulwich - - 6 Nov 2008
gmtv – Why Mothers don‟t get enough Me Time, 13 Nov 2008
Mr B’s Literary Lunch, Bath -1 Dec 2008


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Surrey Libraries Literary Dinner – 7 Dec 2008. Literary Event with Kate Adie and John
Lloyd.
BBC Radio London – Interview with Jo Good about Mothers at Christmas, 24 Dec 2008
BBC Radio Cumbria – Interview with Liz (?) about the book, DATE
Words by the Water: Literary Festival. Keswick – Author event and signing 28 Feb 20-09
Oxford Times - full page feature by Helen Peacock re festival , 2 April 2009
Oxford Literary Festival – Author event and signing, 4 April 2009
NSPCC - Talk and signing, 14 May 2009
Why I’m a Bad Mother and Lazy Daughter – Daily Express, 9 July 2009
Torn in Two – How I was affected by commuting between parents, SHE, Sept 2009
My parents’ divorce left me terrified of love – Daily Mail double spread, 1 Sept 2009
I married the driver – Daily Mail feature about our car accident, 9 Sept 2009

                     Press and Broadcasting 2007-2009

Jeremy Vine Show – BBC Radio 2, new child car seat legislation Feb 2007
BBC Bristol, 2 Feb 07
BBC R2, Jeremy Vine, Do you check your receipts? 20 Feb 07
Today programme, Working at home, 21 Feb 07
BBC Breakfast, Bratz Dolls, 23 Feb 07
BBC Radio London: the cost of bringing up children, 2 Mar 07
BBC R4 Woman’s Hour: Are you best friends with your kids? 2 Mar 07
BBC London: Vanessa Feltz Show on Mothers, 17 Mar 07
BBC R4: Broadcasting House, paper review, 18 Mar 07
98FM Ireland, Late Night Talk int with SC, 21 Mar 07
BBC R4 Afternoon Reading: extracts read by SC, April 30 – May 4, 2007
BBC Breakfast, Childhood then & now, 26 Mar 07
Jeremy Vine Show – BBC Radio 2, children and alcohol, 26 April 2007.
Jeremy Vine Show – BBC Radio 2, how do you avoid losing your temper in the car: 7
June 2007.
Nick Ferrari Show – LBC, parental road rage, 8 June 2007.
BBC Breakfast – the 3-second cup of tea, 6 Aug 2007.
Nick Ferrari Show – LBC, Are Happiness lessons worthwhile? 5 Sept 2007
BBC Breakfast – Family arguments survey, 5 Nov 2007
The Age, Melbourne – feature on BMC and others who buck the trend
Families South-East – fefature on the BMC „Old Bag’, Nov 2007
The Times – feature by SC: avoiding conflict at Christmas, 8 Dec 2007
Woman’s Hour – How to survive family Christmases, 14 Dec 2007

BBC Breakfast TV – Are fathers doing enough? 8 Jan 2008
BBC Breakfast TV – Ryanair Ad, 31 Jan 2008
Woman & Home – Do‟s and Don‟ts of office romance, Feb 2008
Good Housekeeping – Feature on plastic bags featuring the BMC „Old Bag‟, Feb
2008
Fred MacAulay Show – Are you an Embarrassing Parent? 11 Feb 2008
BBC Breakfast TV – Valentine‟s Day, 14 Feb 2008
BBC Breakfast TV – Bedtime Stories, 24 Mar 2008
BBC Breakfast TV – Smacking, 10 April 2008


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Woman & Home – Can men and women be friends? May 2008
Woman & Home – Are women drinking too much? June 2008
Richard & Judy – Item about over-anxious policing of families, July 23 2008
Good Housekeeping, How to keep peace at Christmas, Dec 2008
gmtv – Why many women buy their own Christmas presents, 18 Dec 2008

Vanessa Feltz Show Do women feel their most attractive at 32? 31 Jan. 2009
gmtv - Are British schools pathetic to close during the snow? 4 Feb, 2009
Jeremy Vine Show – Should children have mobile phones? 19 Feb 2009
BBC Breakfast – Should you write about your children‟s problems? 6 Mar 2009
gmtv – The pros and cons of Twitter, 15 April 2009
Woman & Home – Why women are better at saving money (April/May 09)
Jeremy Vine Show – Should employees be able to air extreme views in the workplace?
15 April 2009
BBC Breakfast – Is 66 too old to become a mother? 18 May 2009
gmtv – Playground safety, 27 May 2009
Radio City – Origins of Bad Mothers Club interview, 9 June 2009
BBC Breakfast – How do you pay for your drinks? 20 June 2009
gmtv – Embarrassing parents, 25 June 2009
Vanessa Feltz Show BBC Radio London: topical comment, 18 July 2009
BBC Breakfast – Should parents be able to remove their children from sex education
classes in schools? 19 July 2009
gmtv – How do you answer the tricky questions children ask? 12 Aug 2009
BBC Breakfast – Are debit cards for teenagers a good idea? 15 Aug 2009
gmtv – Why do women still pick up their husbands‟ socks? 28 Aug 2009
BBC Breakfast – Should Sunday be like any other day? 29 Aug 2009
Vanessa Feltz Show – (with Jo Good) What can we expect of our friends? 29 Aug 2009
gmtv – Is the new vetting and barring scheme for adults a good idea? 11 Sept 2009
The Lady, My Week (diary) Sept 2009
gmtv – Strictly Come Dancing v The X-Factor, 21 Sept 2009
BBC breakfast – Are parenting classes any use? 24 Nov 2009




                 How (Not) to Murder Your Husband (2010)

Why I don’t want to let my children go – Guardian Family section COVER 8 May
2010
Woman & Home – Social satnav, May 2010
Talk Radio Europe – Author interview, 7 May 2010
Woman’s Hour - How do Pets affect your marriage? 12 May 2010
Good Housekeeping – A Date with My Husband, June 2010
Village Books – Signing, 20 May 2010
The Lady – The Myth of Compatibility, 25 May 2010
Simply Books – Signing and Author event, 27 May 2010
Stella (Sunday Telegraph) magazine – Marrying Peter after the car accident, 30
May 2010


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BBC Regionals various - The Extravaganza – with Keith Middleton, 30 May 2010
Calcot Manor Hotel Author event with Peter Grimsdale, 14 June 2010
Baytree Books – Signing and author event, 23 June 2010

                    Other Press & Broadcasting 2010-11

gmtv - Should children know where their food comes from? (JAN 2010)
Vanessa Feltz Show – Is having two bathrooms the secret of a long-lasting marriage?
(JAN 2010)
Jeremy Vine Show – Should children have TVs in their rooms? 18 Feb 2010
Observer magazine – mention of SC and BMC in feature by Lucy Cavendish, 28 Mar
2010
Vanessa Feltz Show with Lowri Turner – Working v stay at home mothers: why the
guilt? 29 Mar 2010
The Observer – Letter correcting Lucy Cavendish‟s description of BMC, 11 April 2010
BBC Breakfast – The evils of daycare, with Oliver James, 23 May 2010
BBC Breakfast - The sunburned baby on Brighton beach, with Dr Rosemary Leonard,
26 May 2010.
BBC London – Lesley Joseph Show, review of the papers, 20 June 2010
BBC Breakfast – Starting Senior School, 4 Sept 2010
BBC Radio Scotland – Call Kay, Is TV bad for Kids? With Aric Sigmond, 15 Sept 2010
BBC Radio 2 – Should be we bring back bottle deposits to increase recycling?
Jeremy Vine Show, 16 Sept 2010
BBC Breakfast – Should teenagers talk properly? 29 Sept 2010
BBC Breakfast – Should Maternity Leave be increased? 17 Oct 2010
BBC News Channel – Should Maternity Leave be increased? 17 Oct 2010
BBC Scotland - Why I don‟t vacuum the house, 18 Oct 2010
BBC Breakfast – Should children be stopped from playing violent computer games?
With Lawrence and Lydia, 10 Nov 2010
Babies Do Come Out of Mummy’s Tummy Guardian Family, 20 Nov 2010
ITV’s This Morning – Too scared to Push, 23 Nov 2010

BBC Scotland Call Kay – Should you ever leave your kids in the car alone? Jan 2011
BBC Breakfast – Bedtime Reading (with Michael Rosen) 1 Feb 2011
Daybreak – Does technology ruin family life? 7 Feb 2011
Daybreak – How can mothers stop worrying about their appearance etc? Pre-
record, 9 Feb 2011
Radio 4: A Good Read – March 29 and April 1, 2011




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