A landing on the sun by Michael Frayn

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Viking, 1991.

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StatementMichael Frayn.
The Physical Object
Pagination259p. ;
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21235623M
ISBN 100571204341

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