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I Hate the Lake District

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I Hate the Lake District. / Gere, Charlie.

London : Goldsmiths Press, 2019. 190 p.

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Gere, C 2019, I Hate the Lake District. Goldsmiths Press, London.

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Gere, C. (2019). I Hate the Lake District. Goldsmiths Press.

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Gere C. I Hate the Lake District. London: Goldsmiths Press, 2019. 190 p.

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Gere, Charlie. / I Hate the Lake District. London : Goldsmiths Press, 2019. 190 p.

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