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Curious and humorous customs

Don Lewis

Curious and humorous customs

  • 195 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Mowbray in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Humor.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcompiled by Don Lewis.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA110 .L44
      The Physical Object
      Pagination189 p.
      Number of Pages189
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5453266M
      ISBN 100264645847
      LC Control Number73155387
      OCLC/WorldCa637034

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