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Aiding and abetting a novel by Muriel Spark

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Published by Viking in London, New York .
Written in English


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Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMuriel Spark.
LC ClassificationsPR6037.P29 A54 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 181 p. ;
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18300171M
ISBN 100670894281, 067089429X

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