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Published by Penguin in [Harmondsworth] .
Written in English


  • Lawrence, D. H. -- 1885-1930.

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Statementedited by C.H. Rolph ; with illustrations by Paul Hogarth and a selection of cartoons.
ContributionsRolph, C. H., 1901-, Hogarth, Paul., Great Britain. Central Criminal Court.
The Physical Object
Pagination250p. :
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17157055M

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