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Published by Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green in London] .
Written in English


  • Snow, C. P. 1905-,
  • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

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Bibliography: p. [40]

Statementby William Cooper.
SeriesBibliographical series of supplements to British book news on writers and their work,, no. 115
ContributionsBritish Council., National Book League (Great Britain)
LC ClassificationsPR6037.N58 Z68 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination39, [1] p.
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5690382M
LC Control Number70014566

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