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A fairly honourable defeat

Iris Murdoch

A fairly honourable defeat

by Iris Murdoch

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Published by Clarke, Irwin, in association with Chatto & Windus, London in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Iris Murdoch.
ContributionsSergeant, John, 1937-
The Physical Object
Pagination[8], 401, [1] p.
Number of Pages401
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19822525M
ISBN 10701115343X

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