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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

First published, Sydney:George Allen & Unwin, 1985.

The Physical Object
Pagination227p. ;
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21142418M
ISBN 100140085475

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