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The birth of Venus love and death in Florence by Sarah Dunant

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Published by W. F. Howes in Leicester .
Written in English


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Originally published: Little, Brown, 2003.

StatementSarah Dunant.
SeriesClipper large print
The Physical Object
Pagination536p.
Number of Pages536
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18691025M
ISBN 10184197644X
OCLC/WorldCa155858664

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