Shooting Victoria
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Pegasus Books, 2012.
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Paul Thomas Murphy., & Paul Thomas Murphy|AUTHOR. (2012). Shooting Victoria . Pegasus Books.

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Paul Thomas Murphy and Paul Thomas Murphy|AUTHOR. 2012. Shooting Victoria. Pegasus Books.

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Paul Thomas Murphy and Paul Thomas Murphy|AUTHOR. Shooting Victoria Pegasus Books, 2012.

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Paul Thomas Murphy, and Paul Thomas Murphy|AUTHOR. Shooting Victoria Pegasus Books, 2012.

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Full titleshooting victoria madness mayhem and the rebirth of the british monarchy
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