Our amusing Friday post relates to the fake books Charles Dickens commissioned in order to fill his study:
When Charles Dickens moved into Tavistock House in 1851, he decided to fill two spaces in his new study with bookcases containing fake books, the witty titles of which he had invented. And so, on October 22nd, he wrote to a bookbinder named Thomas Robert Eeles and supplied him with the following "list of imitation book-backs" to be produced.
I particularly liked: Five Minutes in China. 3 vols.
Enjoy! Perhaps these titles will inspire you in some fashion: http://www.listsofnote.com/2012/03/fake-books-of-charles-dickens.html