Severe mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

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Published by Spire/Hodder and Stoughton in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Lewis, C. S. -- 1898-1963.,
  • Christian life -- 1960-

Edition Notes

Originally published: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977.

Book details

StatementSheldon Vanauken.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV4501.2
The Physical Object
Pagination242p.
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22278633M
ISBN 100340501367

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Boy meets girl; their great love is governed by a pact ""The Shining. A Severe Mercy "Sheldon 'Van' Vanauken and Jean 'Davy' Vanauken were lucky enough to discover that radiant love so often written of in books, so seldom found in real life.

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