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Hector

Weird Book Titles

I have a feeling that this is the first thread I have ever started. Well, apologies that it is so lightweight!

I was sent this link by a friend:

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/books/weird/index.shtml

Personal favourite being The Pop up Book of Phobias. Don't suppose that anyone would admit to owning any of these. I suspect a few are made up.

Regards

Hector
chris-l

If you Google 'Diagram Prize', Hector, you will find even more odd titles. This prize has been awarded annually for very many years for the oddest book title of the year. I seem to remember it had its origins in a book published by the Diagram Press called something like 'How to Hold an Alligator and Other Useful Information'.
Mikeharvey

Hello Hector, I laughed a lot at that collection of weird book titles.  I don't know if you are aware of the antiquarian booksellers JARNDYCE whose premises are directly opposite the main gates of the British Museum. They usually have a window display of books with ambiguous titles, many sexual. It's always worth a look when you're passing.  
I possess two books whose titles might be added to the list. 'Christie's Old Organ' and 'From Fag To Monitor'.
I remember a career book that used to be in our school library 'Sue Barton, Therapist'. It was so written on the spine as to read 'Sue Barton, The Rapist'.  And there was a book in the British Library by someone called Gottfried Egg.

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