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Twentieth century travel writing and the classical experience

David Wills

Twentieth century travel writing and the classical experience

British writing on Greece c.1940-1970

by David Wills

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Published by University of Surrey Roehampton in Roehampton .
Written in English


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Thesis (PhD) - University of Surrey Roehampton, 2003.

StatementDavid Wills.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19645178M

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