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Orkney and Shetland

Eric Linklater

Orkney and Shetland

an historical, geographical, social and scenic survey.

by Eric Linklater

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Hale in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Orkney (Scotland),
  • Shetland (Scotland)
    • Subjects:
    • Orkney (Scotland),
    • Shetland (Scotland)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA880.O6 L49 1971
      The Physical Object
      Pagination272 p., 40 plates.
      Number of Pages272
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5737319M
      ISBN 10070911754X
      LC Control Number70596699


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