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The convict lover

a true story

by Merilyn Simonds

  • 22 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Macfarlane Walter & Ross in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cleroux, Joseph David, -- b. 1892 or 1895,
  • Halliday, Phyllis, -- d. 1986,
  • Kingston Penitentiary -- History,
  • Prisoners -- Ontario -- Kingston -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMerilyn Simonds.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV9505.C54 S53 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 350 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages350
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20807280M
    ISBN 101551990199
    OCLC/WorldCa222316655

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