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Schott's Original Miscellany

By Ben Schott

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Format: Hardback, 160 pages
Other Information: Illustrations, 1 map
Published In: United Kingdom, 04 November 2002
"Schott's Miscellany" makes few claims to be exhaustive or even practical. It does, however, claim to be essential. It will afford you great wisdom in the morning, several conversational bons mots for the afternoon, and many an enlightened smile after dark. Where else can you find, packed on to one page, the thirteen principles of witchcraft, the structure of military hierarchy, all of the clothing care symbols, a list of the countries where you drive on the left, and a nursery rhyme about sneezing? Where else, but "Schott's Miscellany", will you stumble across John Lennon's cat, the supplier of bagpipes to the Queen, and the brutal methods of murder encountered by Miss Marple? An encyclopaedia? A dictionary? An almanac? An anthology? A treasury? An amphigouri? A commonplace? A vade-mecum? Well - yes. "Schott's Original Miscellany" is all these, and, of course, more. A book like no other, "Schott's Original Miscellany" is entertaining, informative, unpredictable and utterly addictive.

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An indispensable and unputdownable collection of essential trivia, uncommon knowledge and vital irrelevanceBeautifully designed and produced, a charming and witty addition to Bloomsbury's inimitable humour list - it will sit perfectly alongside recent successes such as SUPERIOR PERSON'S BOOK OF WORDS and VENUS IN THE KITCHENAn essential addition to any bedside table, water closet or Christmas stocking!

About the Author

Ben Schott is a photographer, designer and trivia collector. He lives in Highgate. SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY will be the first in a series of Miscellanies.

EAN: 9780747563204
ISBN: 0747563209
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions: 18.6 x 11.5 centimetres (0.17 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This is a fabulous book to dip into at any time. It's entertaining as well as interesting. It's a great gift for that person in the family who loves trivia and who wants to get an edge at quiz nights. I saw a friend's copy and decided I had to have one for myself.

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