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Canvey Island Paperback – 1 July 2006

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury; 1st edition (1 July 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0747584079
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0747584070
  • Dimensions : 13.34 x 1.52 x 20.96 cm
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A story of post-war Britain through the lives of one family

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