British women in the twentieth century

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Published by T. W. Laurie, ltd. in London .

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  • Great Britain.


  • Women -- Great Britain,
  • Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century,
  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century

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Statementby Elsie M. Lang... With fifty-seven illustrations.
LC ClassificationsHQ1593 .L3
The Physical Object
Pagination284 p.
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6741099M
LC Control Number30009498

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