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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This is a book of completely useless facts. Is is very entertaining. I was at a CS Lewis retreat when it was recommended to me so I picked up a copy at Barnes and Noble. There is not much else to say except that you need to pick it up and flip to a random page. It WILL suck you in. Read full review

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User Review  - Devon H. - Goodreads

If you love random tidbits of information, you will adore this book. I've taken to keeping a commonplace book, and I copied so damn much from this book it's ridiculous. Almost all of the information ... Read full review

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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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