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The house of sight and shadow a novel by Nicholas Griffin

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Published by Villard in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • London (England)

Subjects:

  • Body snatching -- Fiction,
  • Anatomists -- Fiction,
  • Physicians -- Fiction,
  • Criminals -- Fiction,
  • London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementNicholas Griffin.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6057.R49 H68 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination290 p. ;
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6793846M
ISBN 100375504729
LC Control Number00061449

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