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The Book of the Year [9781847948199]

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The Book of the Year is an entertaining, fact-filled journey into the more bizarre reaches of the past twelve months.

Among many, many other things, it will establish:

* Who has played the greater number of golf rounds since the turn of 2017: Rory McIlroy or Donald Trump.
* Precisely how many members of Britain's Parachute Regiment aren't actually qualified to use parachutes.
* Why a parliamentary inquiry into why parliamentary inquiries take so long has been delayed.

Venturing fearlessly from Australia (where toad-flavoured sausages are being deployed to stop predators from eating real toads) to India (where you can now buy a washing machine with a special curry stain button), this will be the year, not as the headlines defined it, but as it ought to be remembered.

The Book of the Year will prove the perfect Christmas gift, the ideal conversation starter (and stopper), and the ultimate source of wisdom for all lovers of trivia.


AUTHOR: No Such Thing As A Fish is a team of researchers who work on the BBC TV show QI. Each week they gather together in their Covent Garden office and record a podcast discussing the most interesting facts they've discovered over the previous seven days. In the three years since it launched, the show has attracted 1.4 million weekly listeners, won multiple awards, been transformed into the spin-off topical BBC2 TV series No Such Thing As The News, performed a sell-out UK tour, and been named one of iTunes' top 10 most downloaded podcasts of 2016. The team is made up of James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber. James is the head writer on QI, with ten series and five bestselling books under his belt. He has also appeared on TV quiz shows Fifteen to One and Only Connect, reaching the semi-finals in the latter and embarrassingly crashing out of the former. Andrew is a writer and comedian who also contributes to Private Eye magazine, is a member of the improv troupe Austentatious, and has staged his own one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe. He is known to fans (his mum) as `Lightning'. Anna is a QI scriptwriter who has previously worked in Scottish politics and Australian advertising, as well as selling fruit wine and hay-baling in the Highlands. She refuses to join Twitter. #GetAnnaOnTwitter Dan loves yetis.
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Random House Books
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02-Nov-2017
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224

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