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The smell of apples

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Published by Abacus in London .
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StatementMark Behr.
The Physical Object
Pagination200p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22833993M
ISBN 100349106266


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To understand my own choice, I need to muster. SMELL OF APPLES. BEHR M. ISBN: Temporary Out of Stock - Estimated delivery within 15 days. Out of Stock. Add to Wishlist In the UK the book was shortlisted for the Steinbeck Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and received the Betty Trask Award.

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