This Rugby Spellbound People': Rugby Football in Nineteenth-Century Cardiff & South Wales

Prescott, Gwyn

Published by Welsh Academic Press, 2011
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Title: This Rugby Spellbound People': Rugby ...
Publisher: Welsh Academic Press
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
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