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Quilts - A Beautiful History

  • Hardback
  • £9.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840729733
  • Publication date: 29 Sep 2005
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  • Imprint: Spruce
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1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

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Authors:
Terry Burrows

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Authors:
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Cassell

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Paul Trevillion, Paul Trevillion
Contributors:
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Ilex Press

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Authors:
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Cassell

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Authors:
Stefan Klein
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Danielle Marchant
Authors:
Danielle Marchant

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Authors:
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Ilex Press

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Haje Jan Kamps
Authors:
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Ilex Press

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Dixie Dixon
Authors:
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Authors:
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Authors:
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Authors:
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Caroline Cox
Authors:
Caroline Cox

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Will Grove-White
Authors:
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