The Bright writers" guides to Scottish culture

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  • Scottish literature -- Societies, etc.,
  • Scottish literature -- Societies, etc. -- Directories.

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Statement(general editor DuncanGlen). 3, Associations, courses, groups, universities & the Scottish Arts Council.
ContributionsGlen, Duncan, 1933-
The Physical Object
Pagination68 p. ;
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20965996M
ISBN 100861420225

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