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The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George

Title: The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George
Translator: Simon Pare
Publisher:  Abacus
Date of Publication:  23 April 2015
Number of Pages: 402

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Bibliotaphy 6: Thoughts on the U.S. Editions of Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom

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