Schott's Original Miscellany

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Bloomsbury, 2002 - Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc - 158 pages
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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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User Review  - Dennis - Goodreads

Amusing, interesting and great to keep for "in the bathroom" reading. I even bookmarked a couple of sections for future reference. Well-written: 5 Kept attention: 3 Accessible: 5 Must Read: 1 Important: 1 Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Love, love it! So much fun. You either get it or you don't. This book got right inside my brain, it's where I live. I'll buy that ticket to the moon! Read full review

About the author (2002)

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.

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