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Published by Pearson Education Ltd. in Harlow .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Murder -- Investigation -- England -- London -- Fiction.,
  • Readers (Adult),
  • London (England) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBarbara Vine ; retold by Stephen Waller.
GenreFiction.
SeriesPenguin readers. Level 4, Contemporary
ContributionsVine, Barbara, 1930-
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 57 p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22006878M
ISBN 100582417651

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