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A world of curiosities

John Oldale

A world of curiosities

surprising, interesting, and downright unbelievable facts from every nation on the planet

by John Oldale

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Plume in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Miscellanea,
  • Geography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Oldale
    SeriesWho or why or which or what?
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG131 .O48 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25223272M
    ISBN 109780452297838
    LC Control Number2012003129

    OK, so I've listened through book nine & am eagerly awaiting book ten. 'The Ministry of Curiosities' is an organization that monitors and tries to manage to keep secret the paranormals in the world. It's a warm & wonderful world that the author has created.


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