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Author: Iain Pears
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This novel is centred on a suspicious death, that of Robert Grove, fellow of New College. Four witnesses each give their own account of the proceedings, but only one of them is telling the truth.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Pears
ISBN: 009975181X 9780099751816
OCLC Number: 42211520
Awards: Short-listed for WH Smith Literary Prize 1998
Description: 698 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Iain Pears.

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