"Schott's Original Miscellany" is an indispensable and unputdownable collection of essential uncommon knowledge and vital irrelevance where you will stumble across such tantalising entertainment as the thirteen principles of witchcraft and a nursery rhyme about sneezing. "Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany" is a snapper up of unconsidered trifles, giving the reader such indispensable information as the correct technique for lighting a cigar and which king served foie gras to his dog. "Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany" enlightens us as to why snooker is important to nuns and the nature of every single sporting ailment from jogger's nipple to housemaid's knee.
- 124 x 198 x 60mm | 721.22g
- 07 Nov 2005
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
About Ben Schott
Ben Schott was born in North London in 1974. He lives in London, and divides his time between Highgate and the British Library. His new project for this year is Schott's Almanac 2006, to be published by Bloomsbury in November 2005.
'Schott's Original Miscellany stands out for its essential comic absurdity should appeal to the Stephen Fry in all of us' Financial Times 'Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany is already firmly ensconced in the bestseller lists When you read about the Scoville Scale, which charts the comparative heat of different chillis, you will wonder how you lived without it all this time' Financial Times 'a wealth of disconnected but fascinating facts, ranging from the rules for "pulling the goose" (a hideous-sounding game in which a live goose is decapitated) to a detailed description of how to play Pooh sticks' Sunday Times