Fires were started British cinema and Thatcherism

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Published by Wallflower in London, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- Great Britain,
  • Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Great Britain,
  • Politics in motion pictures

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Book details

Statementedited by Lester Friedman.
ContributionsFriedman, Lester D.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.G7 F57 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 341 p. :
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22485334M
ISBN 10190476472X, 1904764711
ISBN 109781904764724, 9781904764717
OCLC/WorldCa62761810

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