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Clinging to the wreckage

a part of life

by John Mortimer

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Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mortimer, John Clifford, -- 1923- -- Biography,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Lawyers -- England -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Mortimer.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 200 p., [12] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22157539M
    ISBN 100297780107

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