Shortlist for 29th Annual Oddest Book Title Announced

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Shortlist for 29th Annual Oddest Book Title Announced

Mar 13 2007

The Bookseller, Britain's leading publishing magazine, has revealed its shortlist for the 29th Annual Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.  The six titles are:

  • How Green Were the Nazis?
  • D. Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry: An Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans
  • The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification
  • Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan
  • Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium
  • Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence

Visitors to can vote for their favorite title (poll is at the bottom right of the home page). The winner will be announced on Friday 13th April on the eve of the London Book Fair.

Former winners include People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It (2006); The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (2003); Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers (1996); The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History and Its Role in the World Today (1984); How to Avoid Huge Ships (1992); Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality (1986) and The Joy of Chickens (1980).

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