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Published by Atheneum in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementby Nancy Mitford ; illustrated by Osbert Lancaster.
LC ClassificationsPR6025.I88 W3 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p. :
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2546813M
ISBN 100689707037
LC Control Number85028710

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