English woman"s castle is her home. by Tamsin White

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Published by Essential Publishing in Colchester .

Written in English

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  • Pengersick (Cornwall, England)

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Article in: Period House, March 1998.

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Other titlesPeriod House, March 1998, p18-21.
The Physical Object
Pagination18-21p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17386621M

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