The Bookseller has announced recipient of the Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year. The winner is Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop.
The title won 38% of the public vote, fighting off competition from fellow contenders How Tea Cosies Changed the World and God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis.
Horace Bent, The Bookseller's diarist and custodian of the prize, said: "In Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop the public have chosen a hugely important work regarding the best way to protect one's fowl from the fairy realm's most bothersome creatures. Everyone knows well the hazards cats, dogs and foxes hold for owners of chickens, not to mention red mite, but the public has recognised the need to illuminate this hitherto under-reported nuisance."
Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop was written by Reginald Bakeley, and is available at Amazon. See the titles of the other books that received plenty of votes, and some of the previous winners. Link -via Arbroath