Half Hours With Best Authors

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See Richard Hillyer, 'Country Boy' pp.134-5

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Half Hours With Best Authors

Reading experience
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Accessed on 2019/09/20 18:01:19

Related place
England
Related people
Hillyer, Richard
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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