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That odd rich old woman

Jane Preston

That odd rich old woman

the life and troubled times of Elizabeth Barbara Bulwer-Lytton of Knebworth House, 1773-1843

by Jane Preston

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Published by Plush Pub. in Dorchester [England] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Knebworth (England),
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Bulwer-Lytton, Elizabeth Barbara, 1773-1843.,
    • Knebworth House (England),
    • Gentry -- England -- Biography.,
    • Knebworth (England) -- Biography.,
    • England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.,
    • England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-239) and index.

      Statementby Jane Preston.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT788.B8775 P74 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 244 p. :
      Number of Pages244
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6854057M
      ISBN 10095311600X
      LC Control Number00361482
      OCLC/WorldCa39786458

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