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Published by Puffin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Heinemann, 1973.

StatementPenelope Lively ; illustrated by Antony Maitland.
ContributionsMaitland, Antony.
The Physical Object
Pagination159p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17420149M
ISBN 100140314962

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