Locar of Carloway Broch
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Locar of Carloway Broch a story from the collection "People of the past" by Eric Melvin

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Published by Murray in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby Eric Melvin, Ian Gould and Gill Docherty ; illustrated by Ann Paterson.
SeriesPeople of the past
ContributionsGould, Ian., Docherty, Gill., Paterson, Ann.
LC ClassificationsPE1119
The Physical Object
Pagination31p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15183760M
ISBN 100719540259, 0719540305

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