This is a collection of essential trivia, uncommon knowledge and vital irrelevance. The book includes an exhaustive dictionary of smiley faces and other emoticons, details of the structure of military hierarchy and an analysis of poker hands, amongst much other minutiae.
This is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles - from food history to cooking terms; cocktail recipes to dining etiquette; grace before meals to after-dinner toasts. It also informs the reader of the King who served foie gras to his dog, and the feast where guests ate in fear of their lives.
What other sporting book will explain the rules of elephant polo; the perils of the Cresta Run; the intricacies of the Palio; the breathtaking anties of Kabaddi; or why surfing is the 'Sport of Kings'? Which other volume will inform you of the importance of snooker to nuns; the correct temperature of a 'hot bath'; the words.
THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR From the mind that created the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany comes an annual volume that will revolutionise the way we think about the year
A boxed set containing works such as "Schott's Original Miscellany"; "Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany"; and "Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany".
An annual volume that tells the real stories of the year. Section headings include: Chronicle; World; Society and Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity and Media; Music and Cinema; Books and Arts; Travel and Leisure; Money; Parliament and Politics; The Establishment; Sport; and, Ephemerides.
Tells the real stories of the year, from the winner of Celebrity Big Brother to tax freedom day 2007, and from the devastating earthquake in Pakistan and its aftermath to the stand-off between Russia and the Ukraine over gas supplies to Western Europe, and from the collapse of Ariel Sharon to Elton John's 'Gay Marriage'.
Presents a record of the year just past and a guide to the year come. This annual volume tells the real stories of the year, from the announcement of Gordon Brown as Britain's prime minister to Hurricane Dean's devastation of Jamaica, and from the release of the Iranian hostages to the publication of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".