Time to be in earnest a fragment of autobiography by P. D. James

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Published by Thorndike Press, Chivers Press in Thorndike, Me, Bath, England .

Written in English

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  • James, P. D. -- Diaries,
  • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Diaries,
  • Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship,
  • Large type books

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Book details

StatementP.D. James.
GenreDiaries.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6060.A467 Z468 2000b
The Physical Object
Pagination555 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages555
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6793143M
ISBN 100786228318
LC Control Number00059376

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