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The old jest

by Jennifer Johnston

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, Hamish Hamilton, 1979.

StatementJennifer Johnston.
The Physical Object
Pagination167p. ;
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17858851M
ISBN 100140106987

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