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Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


  • Literary,
  • Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies,
  • Biography / Autobiography

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Edition Notes

Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics

ContributionsMichael Holroyd (Preface)
The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9360139M
ISBN 101417704446
ISBN 109781417704446

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