Britain in our century images and controversies by Wendy Simpson

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Published by Thames and Hudson in [London] .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century

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Bibliography: p218-221. - Includes index

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Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL23749278M
ISBN 10050025091

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