You may or may not have seen my post at Punctuality Rules, Tuesday, about a book I recently bought that had the actual TITLE misspelled on the spine of the book. A glaring typographical error that really (really!) should have been caught. So, using that as a springboard, today’s question: What’s the worst typographical error you’ve ever found in (or on) a book?
The Booking through Thursday question about typos this week is quite timely, as I came across one recently, in Thomas Hardy: the Time-torn Man by Claire Tomalin. It is at the top of page 180, merges two words ‘…but when Jefferiesstablished his striking study ….’ and I had to double-take – had I just read that properly?! I often come across a few, usually minor, spelling typos when reading, but I’m quite surprised that this one was missed.