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Historical novels and contemporary fiction].

Historical novels and contemporary fiction].

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Published by British Broadcasting Corporation in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Presented by Anthony Curtis.

SeriesNovels up to now -- 8
ContributionsCurtis, Anthony.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 sound cassette (ca.30 min)
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14172365M


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