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Difficulty: HardPuzzle Details

The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book?

Qdne gnpn hyq ptmxgte admxipnh qy rnumh gmqd. M iyh'q cwjjycn qdne dti nonp qdywudq trywq ptmxgtec nbanjq tc t vnthc yl unqqmhu qy Vtcznxehn thi Ayyz'c, qdn Jthqyvmvn, Syyxyumatx Utpinhc, thi Vtitvn Qwcctwi'c. Qdne gnpn kwcq ypimhtpe cwrwprth admxipnh, thi qdne xmoni gmqd qdnmp Ltqdnp thi Vyqdnp mh th ypimhtpe pni-rpmaz-lpyhqni omxxt, gmqd ayxywpni uxtcc mh qdn lpyhq iyyp, t qmxni jtcctun qdtq gtc atxxni t dtxx, t rtqd-pyyv gmqd dyq thi ayxi gtqnp, nxnaqpma rnxxc, Lpnhad gmhiygc, thi t uyyi intx yl gdmqn jtmhq, thi 'nonpe vyinph ayhonhmnhan', tc qdn dywcn-tunhqc cte.

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Answer: The Railway Children, by E. Nesbit.

The piece of text is from the original book and should read:

They were not railway children to begin with. I don't suppose they had ever thought about railways except as a means of getting to Maskelyne and Cook's, the Pantomime, Zoological Gardens, and Madame Tussaud's. They were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their Father and Mother in an ordinary red-brick-fronted villa, with coloured glass in the front door, a tiled passage that was called a hall, a bath-room with hot and cold water, electric bells, French windows, and a good deal of white paint, and 'every modern convenience', as the house-agents say.

a has been represented by t.
b has been represented by r.
c has been represented by a.
d has been represented by i.
e has been represented by n.
f has been represented by l.
g has been represented by u.
h has been represented by d.
i has been represented by m.
j has been represented by k.
k has been represented by z.
l has been represented by x.
m has been represented by v.
n has been represented by h.
o has been represented by y.
p has been represented by j.
q has been represented by f.
r has been represented by p.
s has been represented by c.
t has been represented by q.
u has been represented by w.
v has been represented by o.
w has been represented by g.
x has been represented by b.
y has been represented by e.
z has been represented by s.


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