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I knew you"d be lovely

Alethea Black

I knew you"d be lovely

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by Alethea Black

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Published by Broadway Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlethea Black
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3602.L243 I3 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524596M
LC Control Number2010033120


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