Lillian Boxfish takes a walk a novel by Kathleen Rooney

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Interpersonal relations,
  • Older women,
  • City and town life,
  • Reminiscing

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-287).

Book details

StatementKathleen Rooney
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3618.O676 L55 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 287 pages
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27223572M
ISBN 101250113326
ISBN 109781250113320
LC Control Number2016036418
OCLC/WorldCa947146232

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