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Syria's Secret Library

Author: Mike Thomson
Publisher: London : Orion Publishing Co, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The secret library is in the basement of a bombed building in a heavily shelled area of Darayya. Around it, shattered buildings that were once homes and offices lie in crumbling, treacherous piles. A desert of shattered grey concrete festooned with twisted metal and charred wires. Deep beneath this scene of frightening devastation lies the secret library. No signs mark its presence. Locals fear that Syrian  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Thomson
ISBN: 9781474605915 1474605915
OCLC Number: 1108194312
Notes: Not yet published. Expected publication date 26/03/2019.
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Description: 320 pages ; 234 x 153 mm
Responsibility: Mike Thomson.

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