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The noonday devil

spiritual support in middle age

by Bernard Basset

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Published by Image Books in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementBernard Basset
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24483281M
OCLC/WorldCa4419949


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