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Siripala, the cinnamon peeler by Mario Perera

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Published by Godage International Publishers in Colombo .
Written in


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Novel.

StatementMario Perera ; edited with the collaboration of Laetitia Buczaczer.
ContributionsBuczaczer, Laetitia.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2007/00338 (P), PR9440.9.P487
The Physical Object
Pagination314 p. ;
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16901532M
ISBN 109789553007230
LC Control Number2008330108
OCLC/WorldCa231032457

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