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First edition cover
|Publisher||The Harvill Press|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||160 p. (hardback edition)|
|ISBN||1-84343-087-8 (hardback edition)|
|LC Class||PR6057.A66 T49 2003|
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