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Published by Michael Joseph in London .
Written in English


  • Journalists -- Great Britain -- Fiction.

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StatementJim Kelly.
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p. ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19570829M
ISBN 100718145518

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