A week of useless knowledge – Day 3

22 January 2014

Wednesday is the day for the Top Five Bizarre British Books. All are real titles with details of the author/s, publisher and date of publication:

1. Premature Burial and How It May Be Prevented – William Tebb and Col. Edward Perry Vollum (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1896)

2. Fish Who Answer the Telephone – Yury Petrovich Frolov (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1937)

3. Searching for Railway Telegraph Insulators – W. Keith Neal (St Saviours, Guernsey: The Signal Box Press, 1982)

4. The Fangs of Suet Pudding – Adams Farr (London: Gerald G. Swan, 1944)

5. A Study of Splashes – Arthur Mason Worthington (London: Longmans, Green, 1908)

Whatever next?! Can anyone claim to be amongst the readership of the above eccentric titles?

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