- Published 20230207
- ISBN: 978-1-922212-80-1
- Extent: 264pp
- Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook
About the author
Alex Philp is a writer of both screenplays and prose. Working with her frequent collaborator, Luisa Martiri, she wrote the short films Milk (2018)...
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