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Travellers in an antique land

David Creed

Travellers in an antique land

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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Lebanon
    • Subjects:
    • Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid Creed.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6053.R435 T7 1982
      The Physical Object
      Pagination214 p. ;
      Number of Pages214
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2982658M
      ISBN 100436114135
      LC Control Number84233656
      OCLC/WorldCa8840176

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