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Published by Longman in York .
Written in English


  • Tower of London -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Political prisoners -- England -- London -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Torture -- England -- London -- History -- Juvenile literature.

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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Birt.
The Physical Object
Pagination24p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15074802M
ISBN 100582389143

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