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Published by Chivers Press, J. Curley in Bath [Avon], South Yarmouth, Ma .
Written in English


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Originally published: London : Mills & Boon, 1974.

StatementViolet Winspear.
SeriesAtlantic large print, Atlantic series
LC ClassificationsPR6073.I5543 N6 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination309 p. ;
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3499710M
ISBN 100893404993
LC Control Number82019917

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