6 Brit books with the strangest titles ever shortlisted for Diagram award

February 21st, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 21 (ANI): The bookseller magazine has picked up six British books with strangest titles, which will be awarded this year.

The book with the strongest title will be given the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.

The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title was devised in 1978 by Bruce Robertson from The Diagram Group, when he got bored at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

“In this, the 31st year of the prestigious award, never have I found it so problematic to pick a shortlist of just 6. At a time when the economic climate is forbidding and cost-cutting companies are ten-a-penny, I”m proud to report that the British publishing industry has remained as stubborn in the face of change as ever, the Telegraph quoted Horace Bent, from the Bookseller magazine, as saying.

“Given the economic gloom, I would not have blamed publishers if they”d decided to slash their lists. But it gives me great pleasure to report that diversity lives!” he added.

The books with the Strangest titles shortlisted this year arte as follows:

1. Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy Dorothy L Cheney and Robert M Seyfarth (University of Chicago Press)

2. Curbside Consultation of the Colon by Brooks D Cash (SLACK Incorporated)

3. The Large Sieve and its Applications by Emmanuel Kowalski (Cambridge University Press)

4. Strips and Knit with Style by Mark Hordyszynski (C&T)

5. Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring by Lietai Yang (Woodhead)

6. The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais by Professor Phi. (ANI)

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