girl from Peyton Place: a biography of Grace Metalious
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Published by Dell Pub. Co. in [New York .
Written in English


  • Metalious, Grace.

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Edition Notes

Statementby George Metalious and June O"Shea.
ContributionsO"Shea, June, joint author.
LC ClassificationsPS3525.E77 Z7
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p.
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5976683M
LC Control Number66003111

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