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Book:Ancient light; John Banville:2019 Ancient light; John Banville
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Author: Banville, John
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780241986455
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Originally published: London: Viking, 2012
'Ancient Light' is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid - the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief.
Additional information: 256 pages, 19 cm, pbk
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Book:Time pieces, a Dublin memoir:2016
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