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Modern folk ballads

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Published by Studio Vista in London .
Written in English



  • England


  • Ballads, English -- England -- Texts,
  • English poetry -- 20th century,
  • Narrative poetry, English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementselected by Charles Causley.
SeriesThe Pocket poets
LC ClassificationsPR1181 .C35
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6019475M
LC Control Number66078783

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