The Commuter Pig Keeper triumphs at oddest book title award

Fresh from a win at the Weald and Downland rare breed show, author Michaela Giles ‘beyond excited’ to have taken the annual Diagram prize as wellIn good news for readers who struggle to find space in their busy schedules to look after their pigs, The Commuter Pig Keeper has won the Bookseller magazine’s Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.Subtitled A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Pigs When Time Is Your Most Precious Commodity, the book took 40% of the public vote. It saw off a shortlist that also featured Love Your Lady Landscape, which encourages readers to go back to the “time when the space between a woman’s thighs was considered a power portal”, and Nipples on My Knee, which collects its co-authors’ experience of 25 years in the sheep business. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nipples on My Knee leads shortlist for 2017's oddest book title award

Contenders for this year’s Diagram prize also include An Ape’s View of Evolution and a must-have volume for ‘Australian coin error collectors’Nipples on My Knee by Graham and Debra Robertson, a memoir of “25 years in the sheep business”, is the fleecy frontrunner for the the 2017 Diagram prize... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Six books compete for the prize of Oddest Book Title of the Year

The Bookseller magazine will be giving out the award for the thirty-fifth year in a row, with competitors including 'Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop' and 'How To Sharpen Pencils.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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O'Brien, Reeves and Murray triumph at Parliamentary Book Awards

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Oddest book title prize: Dirt Hole Variations beats War on Artisan Cheese

Guide by the late Charles L Dobbins, known as the father of modern trapping, sees off polemical defence of traditional dairiesThe Dirt Hole and Its Variations might be a serious guide to hunting and trapping foxes, coyotes, bobcats and raccoons, but the double entendre has helped it land the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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HarperCollins, Goldsboro Books and Kate Nash triumph at RNA Awards

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O'Connor, Phelan and Corr triumph at An Post Irish Book Awards

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Ending the War on Artisan Cheese begins battle for Oddest book title prize

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Poet triumphs at Wales Book of the Year Awards

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Kogan Page title scoops Business Book of the Year award

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Walker and Collins Learning triumph at British Book Award for Export

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Women triumph at An Post Irish Book Awards

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The Joy of Waterboiling is hot tip for oddest book title prize

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10 titles in the running for the National Book Award for nonfiction are announced

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Indie bookshops vie for The British Book Awards title

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Keyes, Keane and Connolly triumph at Irish Book Awards

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Six 'compelling' titles contend for FT Business Book award

Six titles ranging from the making of the iPhone to the evolution of financial markets have made it onto The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year shortlist. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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