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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking (Canons) Paperback – 5 Oct 2017

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Canons; Main - Canons edition (5 Oct. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781786891600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786891600
  • ASIN: 1786891603
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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