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Are you afraid of the dark?

Of all the scenarios that humans fear, the thought of losing one’s child is among the most terrifying.
This is something some horror novelists understand. At the International Festival of Authors recently, four acclaimed authors talked about their greatest fears — and how they use them to terrify readers.

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Sexual education: Leave your ancient thinking behind

As a society, we let our children drive cars at 16, let them go off to college or university at 17, vote at 18, drink at 19. Children are expected to grow up faster than ever. So why are some people so blind to the fact that this new curriculum is simply a reflection of the need to keep up with the maturity of our children?