Odd book titles

The Bookseller magazine has an award called Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. It has been going since 1978 and here are some of my favourite titles:


Bombproof Your Horse J A Allen

Developments in Dairy Cow Breeding: New Opportunities to Widen the Use of Straw Gareth Williams

Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers Edited by Derek Willan

Highlights in the History of Concrete C.C. Stanley

How Green Were The Nazis?  By Franz-Josef Bruggemeier, Mark Cioc and Thomas Zeller

Last Chance at Love  Terminal Romances Various authors

Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality Glenn C. Ellenbogen

People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It Gary Leon Hill

People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From King Canute to Dr Feelgood  Dee Gordon

Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice Various authors

The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan

The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History and Its Role in the World Today Anne Wilson

The Joy of Chickens Dennis Nolan

The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution Barbara Sherman Heyl

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification Julian Montague


I would of course be delighted to receive any of these books for my birthday in November.



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