SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY was the Number One publishing sensation of 2002, and continues to break records in 2003. Now this beautifully produced calendar gives you Miscellany for every day. Each calendar page will have a nugget of miscellany, and something unique for each day - a quote, an on this day, for example, with plenty of free space for notes, telephone messages - and miscellaneous lists! A rich red cloth-covered box, with gold blocking showing the Schott cover illustration, will contain a calendar block of 366 day pages + 5 extra pages, printed on the finest quality cream paper. This sumptuous gift item is the ultimate accessory for the home, the home office, the office and reception area.
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Ben Schott is the author of SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY. A photographer, designer and miscellanist he lives in London, and divides his time between Highgate and the British Library.From Publishers Weekly:
Ever wonder how one ties a sari? Or who makes the Queen of England's pork sausages? How about which three films managed to take all five of the top Oscar awards (picture, director, actress, actor and screenplay), or which Burmese kings died "curious deaths"? Answers to these questions and hundreds more can be found in this delightfully eclectic collection of facts, diagrams, quotations and symbols. Charmingly designed (with its various typefaces, columns and occasional graphics, it looks a little like an old-fashioned almanac), Schott's slim volume was an unexpected bestseller in England. Now the 28-year-old British designer-photographer has updated the book for American readers. Among its additions, the North American version includes a chart of cattle branding symbols, a list of notable Canadians and a description of the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Internationally essential trivia-such as the recipe for a martini, instructions for tying a bow tie, and a selection of quotations from Dr. Johnson-has, of course, been preserved. Schott declares that the purpose of his little book is to "gather the flotsam and jetsam of the conversational tide." Readers may find its smile-provoking pages absolutely addictive. Photos, drawings.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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