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Alchemy. / Pumfrey, Stephen; Kassell, Lauren; Forshaw, Peter; Bragg, Melvyn.

In Our Time: A Companion to the Radio 4 Series. ed. / Melvyn Bragg. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 2009. p. 449-468.

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Harvard

Pumfrey, S, Kassell, L, Forshaw, P & Bragg, M 2009, Alchemy. in M Bragg (ed.), In Our Time: A Companion to the Radio 4 Series. Hodder and Stoughton, London, pp. 449-468.

APA

Pumfrey, S., Kassell, L., Forshaw, P., & Bragg, M. (2009). Alchemy. In M. Bragg (Ed.), In Our Time: A Companion to the Radio 4 Series (pp. 449-468). Hodder and Stoughton.

Vancouver

Pumfrey S, Kassell L, Forshaw P, Bragg M. Alchemy. In Bragg M, editor, In Our Time: A Companion to the Radio 4 Series. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 2009. p. 449-468

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Pumfrey, Stephen ; Kassell, Lauren ; Forshaw, Peter ; Bragg, Melvyn. / Alchemy. In Our Time: A Companion to the Radio 4 Series. editor / Melvyn Bragg. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 2009. pp. 449-468

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