Schott's Original Miscellany

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Bloomsbury, 2002 - Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc - 158 pages
Schott's Original 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 bon mots for the afternoon, and many an enlightened smile after dark. Where else can you find, packed on to one page, the 13 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?
A book like no other, Schott's Miscellany is entertaining, informative, unpredictable and utterly addictive.

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

It's hard to explain precisely why this book is so amusing. If you enjoy trivia games (like Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit) or just random strange facts, this book will be highly amusing to you. It found ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I found this book in the discard books for sale at the local library. And, there's a reason for it being discarded - this edition was published in 2003. Some of the information is outdated, especially ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ben Schott is a photographer, designer and trivia collector. He lives in Highgate, London.

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