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A Small Place in Italy by Eric Newby

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Published by Lonely Planet Publications .
Written in English


  • Travel writing,
  • c 1960 to c 1970,
  • Travel - Foreign,
  • Italy,
  • Travel,
  • Tuscany,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Europe - Italy,
  • Country life,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Tuscany (Italy)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8314776M
ISBN 100864426054
ISBN 109780864426055

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