The Dark Lord’s Handbook
Copyright © 2008 by Paul Dale
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For my mother,
who told me to do what I enjoyed most.
I would like to thank the following for their help and support along the way: Bodhiketu, Jon Spence, Jim Grimmett, Louise Dower, Andrew Dale, my parents, Kate Frost, Judith van Dijkhuizen, Tamsin Reeves, Lucy English and the Bath Spa University Creative writing staff, Chris Bagnall, Adam Reynolds, Jaq D Hawkins and Kath Middleton.