A nasty piece of work andother ghost stories by Lance Salway

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Published by Magnet in London .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Patrick Hardy Books, 1983.

Book details

StatementLance Salway ; illustrated by Jeremy Ford.
ContributionsFord, Jeremy.
The Physical Object
Pagination128p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22332848M
ISBN 100416504108
OCLC/WorldCa59204497

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