The Reduced History of Britain

The Story of the World"s Greatest Little Nation Squeezed into 100 Moments (Reduced History) by Chas Newkey-Burden

Publisher: Andre Deutsch

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • British & Irish history,
  • Humour & jokes,
  • Humor,
  • History - General History,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Cultural Region/British Isles,
  • History / General History,
  • History / Great Britain,
  • Humor / General,
  • General

Edition Notes

ContributionsTony Husband (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10197264M
ISBN 100233001905
ISBN 109780233001906

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