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A taxonomy of barnacles

The Barnacle sisters - Bell, Bridget, Benita, Beryl, Belinda and Beth - have been raised by their eccentric, self-made father. Now that most of the sisters have come of age, Barry Barnacle proposes a contest, a test of wits and wills that should at long last settle what is to Barry the most essential of all questions: nature or nurture?
Print Book, English, 2007
Picador ; [Melia, distributor], New York, N.Y., [Godalming], 2007
367 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
9780312426514, 0312426518
Originally published: New York: St. Martin's, 2006