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Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World

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Peculiar Proverbs is a hilarious and enlightening collection of genuine proverbs from around the world that ignores the sayings we are all familiar with and focuses on the moreobscure. Some are deft, witty, and colorful, others are just plain weird, but they are all fascinating.

The proverbs aregrouped in topics ranging from work (or reasons not to), family life, love, food
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 9th 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published September 3rd 2007)
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Bob Hartley
Plenty of these proverbs aren't really strange, but some of them are funny. All the research that must have gone into this, and they go and illustrate and typeset it in such a kidz kartoon style. Shame.
Alexandra Zlatior
The reason why I find this book funny is that these 'words of wisdom' are in a really strong connection with the country they came from. I find it interesting, pleasing and relaxing.
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Stephen Arnott is a UK writer, born abroad, who now lives in East Anglia. He's worked as a freelance feature writer and magazine editor, and has had writing jobs in television and radio.

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