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Rebecca West, a life

Victoria Glendinning

Rebecca West, a life

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Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • West, Rebecca, Dame, 1892-,
    • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementVictoria Glendinning.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6045.E8 Z65 1987b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 288 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages288
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2154182M
      ISBN 100297790846
      LC Control Number88672380


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