Western Ferries: Taking on Giants
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Birlinn, 2015.
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Roy Pedersen., & Roy Pedersen|AUTHOR. (2015). Western Ferries: Taking on Giants . Birlinn.

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Roy Pedersen and Roy Pedersen|AUTHOR. 2015. Western Ferries: Taking On Giants. Birlinn.

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