Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the Titles
Focusing on 50 well-known pieces of literature that have literally inexplicable titles, Why Not Catch-21? is an expansion of Gary Dexter's long-running Sunday Telegraph column.What was Wordsworth's Prelude a prelude to? Why A Clockwork Orange and not A Robot Banana? Who was the original Jeeves? Each of the 50 chapters in Why Not Catch-21? presents a bite-sized piece of literary history that looks at the origins of one of the great titles of world literature, with intriguing details of the work's genesis and its composition.