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Civil to strangers and other writings by Barbara Pym

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Published by Flamingo in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Originally published: Macmillan London, 1987.

StatementBarbara Pym ; [edited by Hazel Holt].
ContributionsHolt, Hazel, 1928-
The Physical Object
Pagination(416)p. ;
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17245245M
ISBN 100006547796

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