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Thistles and docks the humorous poetry of Bob Boland by Bob Boland

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Published by Mercier Press in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Humorous poetry, English -- Irish authors

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Edition Notes

Statementintroduction by Brendan Kennelly.
LC ClassificationsPR6003.O456 T45 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination157 p. ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1026548M
ISBN 101856351319
LC Control Number96101824

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