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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 24 April 2012
  • ISBN : 9781101580400
  • Page : 743 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3 voters

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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: everything you never knew you never knew about every country on Earth.A scientist by training and an explorer by passion, Dr. John Oldale has logged half a million miles visiting more than ninety nations. Now, he celebrates our weird and wonderful world in a cornucopia of fascinating facts brought vividly to life through the unexpected stories behind them. Touching on history, travel, politics, natural history and more, he paints a unique portrait of each country from the mightiest to the most miniscule. You won't find the following in your average travel guide: · Why is kissing on trains banned in France? · In what country are litigants expected to present their case at court in the form of a poem? · Which war did women win in 1929 just by sitting down? · If Panama hats aren’t from Panama, where are they from? · Who eat fresh camel dung as a cure for dysentery (and why does it work)? · Why were US disk jockeys once told they could play birthday requests on any day except the one requested? · Which modern dictator banned old age, libraries and gold teeth, and was later replaced by his dentist? · And 2,000 more funny, trivial, poignant, and telling facts A must for active and armchair globe-trotters alike, A World of Curiosities will engross anyone who is at all curious about the world beyond their door. Explore and enjoy.

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A World of Curiosities

A World of Curiosities
  • Author : John Oldale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781101580400
GET THIS BOOKA World of Curiosities

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: everything you never knew you never knew about every country on Earth.A scientist by training and an explorer by passion, Dr. John Oldale has logged half a million miles visiting more than ninety nations. Now, he celebrates our weird and wonderful world in a cornucopia of fascinating facts brought vividly to life through the unexpected stories behind them. Touching on history, travel, politics, natural history and more, he paints a unique portrait of each country

How the Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781466834705
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." —Leonard Cohen Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months,

The Nature of the Beast

The Nature of the Beast
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781250022097
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The Nature of the Beast is a New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache novel from Louise Penny. Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the

The Madness of Crowds

The Madness of Crowds
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • ISBN : 9781250145284
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller AARP The Magazine – Recommended Summer Reading CNN – A Most Anticipated Book of August Bustle – A Most Anticipated Book of August Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's latest spellbinding novel You’re a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of

A World of Curiosities

A World of Curiosities
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781250145314
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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in the eighteenth book in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's beloved series. It’s spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge. But something has. As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and woman have reappeared in the Sûreté

Still Life

Still Life
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • ISBN : 9780751563627
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The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the

The Hangman

The Hangman
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15
  • ISBN : 1771533838
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This Chief Inspector Gamache novella is set in Three Pines. This novella is a short and easy read for people on the go.

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series, Books 1-3

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series, Books 1-3
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • ISBN : 9781466888432
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#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle. Still Life Chief Inspector Gamache and his team of investigators are called to the scene of a suspicious death in

A Rule Against Murder

A Rule Against Murder
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2011-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780748129652
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Previously published as The Murder Stone The acclaimed fourth novel in the bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series, by international phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny. It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left

All the Devils Are Here

All the Devils Are Here
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781250145253
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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER PARADE MAGAZINE – ONE OF FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS AARP'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL CRIMEREADS – ONE OF THE BEST TRADITIONAL MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR GLOBE AND MAIL - TOP 100 BOOKS OF THE YEAR CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR KIRKUS REVIEWS - ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES/THRILLERS OF THE YEAR LIBRARY JOURNAL - ONE OF THE BEST CRIME FICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR The 16th novel by #1 bestselling

A World of Curiosities

A World of Curiosities
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781399702300
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*** SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE GUARDIAN *** 'Electrifying drama ... the bodies pile up, the intensity and horror are reminiscent of Thomas Harris at his finest. Gamache is a fascinatingly complex protagonist' BOOK OF THE MONTH, THE TIMES It's spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge. But something has. As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy

A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • ISBN : 9781250022127
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Instant New York Times bestseller: #1 in Hardcover Fiction #1 in E-book Fiction #1 in Combined Print and E-book Fiction "Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary....Miraculous." —The Washington Post "Artful...Powerful...Magical." - The New York Times Book Review "Superb" - People “A Great Reckoning succeeds on every level." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel. When an intricate old map is

A Better Man

A Better Man
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781466873711
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“‘A Better Man,' with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal "Enchanting... one of his most ennobling missions." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • ISBN : 9781429972895
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A New York Times Notable Crime Book and Favorite Cozy for 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller books for 2011 "Penny has been compared to Agatha Christie [but] it sells her short. Her characters are too rich, her grasp of nuance and human psychology too firm...." --Booklist (starred review) "Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead." But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26
  • ISBN : 9781250022073
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Louise Penny's The Long Way Home is an intriguing Chief Inspector Gamache Novel. Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads