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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single must be in search of a partner



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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single must be in search of a partner

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Titre: Single
Sous-titre: Arguments for the Uncoupled
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780814772553
ISBN: 978-0-8147-7255-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: New York University Press
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 239
Poids: 368g
Taille: H129mm x B238mm x T19mm
Année: 2012

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