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From middle England

a memory of the 1930s

by Philip Oakes

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Oakes, Philip, 1928- -- Childhood and youth.,
    • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPhilip Oakes
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6065.A38 Z465 1980
      The Physical Object
      Pagination185 p. ;
      Number of Pages185
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3178579M
      ISBN 100312307705
      LC Control Number83021137
      OCLC/WorldCa10023377


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