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Clinging to the wreckage

a part of life

by John Mortimer

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, New York, N.Y .
Written in English

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

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Mortimer.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6025.O7552 Z465 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination200 p., [12] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages200
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3170904M
      ISBN 100140068600
      LC Control Number83013078

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