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Bennett jogs along the country bitumen an anxious man, his CRETE hat guarding against the magpie's deadly swoop. Who is he, where has Jasmine gone, why is he overwhelmed by a sense of doom? Pat-pat, pat-pat, pat-pat his dogged feet propel him inexorably into a comic nightmare.
Unknown Binding, 144 pages
Published 1992 by Wakefield Press
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