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ISBN 13 : 022673174X
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Women's Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland

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ISBN 13 : 1496214269
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ISBN 13 : 0711248974
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ISBN 13 : 3375016972
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ISBN 13 : 1000375811
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ISBN 13 : 9780226750187
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ISBN 13 : 1851097724
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ISBN 13 : 1782398112
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ISBN 13 : 1780220669
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ISBN 13 : 9781852850944
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