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Diagram prize shortlist points the way to this year’s oddest book titles

28 February 2013

Here’s the shortlist of entries for the Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year:

Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop by Reginald Bakeley (Conari, £9.99)

God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis by Tom Hickman (Square Peg, £12.99)

How Tea Cosies Changed the World by Loani Prior (Murdoch, £12.99)

How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees (Melville House, £12.99)

Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts by Jerry Gagne (Foy’s Pet Supplies, £51.50)

Was Hitler Ill? by Hans-Joachim Neumann and Henrik Eberle (Polity Press, £20)

via Diagram prize shortlist points the way to this year’s oddest book titles | Books | guardian.co.uk.

Hat-tip to The Poor Mouth.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. petrujviljoen permalink
    3 March 2013 11:19 am

    Regarding ‘God’s Doodle …’ In the light of what happened to Anene Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp there should be a book titled God’s Sharpened Knife – life and times of the etc etc etc

  2. petrujviljoen permalink
    3 March 2013 11:23 am

    I feel like saying sorry for the above. Sore and angry and helpless.

  3. 8 March 2013 8:41 am

    The reviews on the Pencil Sharpening book are strangely compelling

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