Prize dredges up a vintage shortlist of the year's oddest book titles
A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel must dig deep to see off stiff competition from The Great Singapore Penis Panic
Some might have worried the publishers of Peter Gosson's A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel were scraping the bottom of the barrel with the issue of a second volume. But now it goes head to head with the intriguingly subtitled Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge, on the shortlist of the Diagram prize for the oddest book title of the year.
Friday, 24 February, 2012
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