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The Singapore grip by J.G. Farrell

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Published by Fontana in London .
Written in English


  • Sieges -- Fiction.,
  • Singapore -- History -- Siege, 1942 -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

StatementJ.G. Farrell.
ContributionsO"Malley, William T.. donor.
The Physical Object
Pagination572 p. :
Number of Pages572
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18522324M
ISBN 10000616014X
ISBN 109780006160144

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