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The children act: a novel

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Grouping Titlechildren act
Grouping Authorian mcewan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-11-24 07:30:38AM
Last Indexed2020-11-24 07:46:12AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385539708

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title_displayThe children act : a novel
title_fullThe Children Act
The children act / Ian McEwan
The children act : a novel / Ian McEwan
The children act [electronic resource] / Ian McEwan
title_shortThe children act
title_suba novel
topic_facetFICTION / Literary
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Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
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