Bizarre Book Titles


(Wendy Wise) #1

I've just come across an old press cutting from The Grauniad which has many examples of bizarre book titles, these are all genuine collected by Brian Lake and Russell Ash...so I thought I'd share them with you!



No1 " Fun with Knotting String"



If you have any real examples, you'd like to share, we look forward to hearing them!



More tomorrow Bookworms.




(Wendy Wise) #2

More bizarre books, all on cookery this time click here to see! Anybody else got anything weird in the cookbook department?


(Wendy Wise) #3

Bizarre Book Titles No 29 “Scouts in Bondage”


(Wendy Wise) #4

Bizarre Book Titles No 28 “Fish that Answer the Telephone and other studies in experimental bilogy”


(Wendy Wise) #5

Bizarre Book Titles 27 “Drummer Dick’s Discharge”


(Wendy Wise) #6

Bizarre Book Titles No 26 “A History of the Concrete Roof Tile”. We had a copy of this at the library and in all the years I worked there nobody ever borrowed it. I couldn’t bring myself to discard it though…


(Wendy Wise) #7

Bizarre Book Titles No 25 “How to Eat a Peanut” which was published in 1900


(Wendy Wise) #8

Bizarre Book Titles No 24 “A List of Stop Cocks in the Liver Building”


(Wendy Wise) #9

Bizarre Book Titles No 23 " Frog Raising for Pleasure and Profit" …have visions of small Stanna stairlifts…do you think I should get out more?


(Wendy Wise) #10

Bizarre Book Titles No 22 “How to Boil Water in a Paper Bag”


(Catharine Higginson) #11

How did you guess…


(Wendy Wise) #12

Bizarre Book Titles No 21 “Some Interesting Facts about Margarine” I think Catharine’s probably got a copy of this.


(Wendy Wise) #13

Are you sure you’re not making these up!


(Wendy Wise) #14

Bizarre Book Titles no 17 “Grow your own hair”


(Wendy Wise) #15

Bizarre Book titles No 16 “Flashes from a Welsh Pulpit”…hope it’s illustrated…


(Wendy Wise) #16

I thought as much!


(Catharine Higginson) #17

OMG - I own a copy of this.

*Hangs head in shame*


(Wendy Wise) #18

Bizarre Book Titles No 15 “Searching for Railway Telegraph Insulators”…unputdownable!


(Wendy Wise) #19

Bizarre Book Titles No 14 “On sledge and horseback to outcast Siberian lepers” published 1892 it apparently features the authoress wearing Jaeger’s Sanitary Woollen System, complete with Wansborough Nipple Shields…I seldom where anything else myself…I wonder if I can find a pic…


(Wendy Wise) #20

Bizarre Book Titles No 13 “The Boy Fancier”…a 1912 guide to looking after domestic pets