Here is a list of the best books of the year –
Cooking with Poo
by Saiyuud Diwong
Thai cookbook. “Poo” is Thai for “crab” and is chef Diwong’s nickname.
Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World
by Aino Praakli
Sock and stocking styles in Estonian knitting.
The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria
by Scott D Mendelson
An analysis of the “Koro” psychiatric epidemic that hit the island of Singapore in 1967.
Mr Andoh’s Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge
by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh
The story of Koichi Andoh, who travelled from Japan to Yorkshire in the 1930s to train workers at a hatchery business the art of determining the sex of one-day-old chicks.
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs
by Jonathan Olivares
Exhaustive overview of the evolution of the modern office chair.
The Mushroom in Christian Art
by John A Rush
Theorises that Jesus is the personification of the Holy Mushroom, Amanita Muscaria.
A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two – The Welsh Coast
by Peter Gosson
Documents the sand trade from its inception in 1912 to the present day, focusing on the Welsh coast.