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‘Too Naked for the Nazis’ wins Diagram Prize

Too Naked for the Nazis (Alan Stafford, Fantom Films) has won the Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year, presented by the Bookseller. Stafford’s book, about a British vaudevillian troupe in the mid-20th century, narrowly beat Reading from Behind: A Cultural History of the Anus (Jonathan Allan, Zed Books) with 24.8% of the public vote. The author, who nominated his book for the prize, wins a ‘passable bottle of claret’. Bookseller diarist Horace Bent said: ‘Too Naked for the Nazis is arguably the perfect Diagram winner, as if concocted by a team of crack Diagramologists—our voters’ penchant for nudity goes back to the very first winner, 1978’s Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice, while the Third Reich has been represented by titles such as How Green were the Nazis (2007). Mr Stafford has brought these two strands together in one irresistible package.’


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