Bertha Venation : And Hundreds of Other Funny Names of Real People
Though probably considered extremely juvenile, most of us have a fascination with weird and wonderful names and when they happen to be of real people and real places it is even better. So we're used to Ben Dover and Ann Other (a favourite of banks everywhere) but how do we react when faced with the name Bertha Venation? Or Nosmo King? Or the surgeon Dr De'ath? With chapters full of interesting stories and anecdotes about strange celebrity names, really long and meaningless names and even the weirdest names in sports this book is for trivia lovers everywhere.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 130 x 184 x 16mm | 258.55g
- 27 Sep 2007
- Profile Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Larry Ashmead
Larry Ashmead recently retired after a long and distinguished career as an editor, including many years with HarperCollins. Among his authors are Susan Isaacs, Anne River Siddons and Simon Winchester. Larry lives in Stuyvesant, New York.
There is a surprising number of awkwardly named people in the world... * The Times * Spare a tear for Ms Hanky... * Daily Express * What's in a name? A barrel of laughs. * Daily Telegraph *