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Nick. born 1958, British writer; his books include the memoir Fever Pitch (1992; filmed 1997) and the bestselling novels About a Boy (1998; filmed 2002),How To Be Good (2001), and Juliet, Naked (2009)
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  • She wanted to call upon Mrs. hornby and question her about Jamsie, her last boy, who had succumbed to the lure of the States.

    The Place Beyond the Winds Harriet T. Comstock
  • By August 9th he was at hornby, where he remained for some days.

  • Charles could see hornby just before him, in his old place, for they were in column.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
  • Charles's vengeance was not for hornby, for the injury did not come from him.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
  • After that they parted, and hornby came down stairs and got on his horse.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
  • hornby bowed right and left to the people he knew but seemed absent.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
  • "Perhaps the man whom some know as hornby, or Woodroffe, could tell an interesting story," I went on.

    The Czar's Spy William Le Queux
  • hornby was lying on his back on the sofa in the window and looking out.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
  • John Lingard, the well known catholic historian of England, died at hornby, aged 82.

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