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The last Englishman

Roland Chambers

The last Englishman

the double life of Arthur Ransome

by Roland Chambers

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-376) and index.

StatementRoland Chambers
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6035.A63 Z58 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 390 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages390
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24564839M
ISBN 100571222617
ISBN 109780571222612
LC Control Number2009483576
OCLC/WorldCa232712892


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