"Schott's Miscellany" makes few claims to be exhaustive or even practical. It does, however, claim to be essential. It will
afford you great wisdom in the morning, several conversational bons mots for the afternoon, and many an enlightened smile
after dark. Where else can you find, packed on to one page, the thirteen principles of witchcraft, the structure of military
hierarchy, all of the clothing care symbols, a list of the countries where you drive on the left, and a nursery rhyme about
sneezing? Where else, but "Schott's Miscellany", will you stumble across John Lennon's cat, the supplier of bagpipes to the
Queen, and the brutal methods of murder encountered by Miss Marple? An encyclopaedia? A dictionary? An almanac? An anthology?
A treasury? An amphigouri? A commonplace? A vade-mecum? Well - yes. "Schott's Original Miscellany" is all these, and, of course,
more. A book like no other, "Schott's Original Miscellany" is entertaining, informative, unpredictable and utterly addictive.
An indispensable and unputdownable collection of essential trivia, uncommon knowledge and vital irrelevance Beautifully
designed and produced, a charming and witty addition to Bloomsbury's inimitable humour list - it will sit perfectly alongside
recent successes such as SUPERIOR PERSON'S BOOK OF WORDS and VENUS IN THE KITCHEN An essential addition to any bedside table,
water closet or Christmas stocking!