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Lloyd & Mitchinson - The Second QI Book of General Ignorance (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off are back.

The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six languages and sold over 1.2 million copies.

John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to.

Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong.

With a foreword by Stephen Fry this parcel of unimaginable information is here to solve a few common misconceptions mistakes and misunderstandings.

Octopuses have six legs, oranges aren't orange, bats aren't blind, Napoleon wasn't short, Vikings didn't wear horned helmets and there is no such thing as a fish.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Reference Books
  • Published : 2010 (This Edition 2015 - Faber & Faber)
  • ISBN : 9780571323913
  • SKU : B002123
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"As always, wonderfully entertaining for what it is. It's a whole bundle of totally random facts, most of them setting right false assumptions: naturally, it's not very organised, although there is a contents page if you want to try and skip to a specific point. It's a pleasure to read," - Goodreads Review.

The Authors

John Mitchinson is the head of research for the British television panel game QI, and is also the managing director of Quite Interesting Limited. He is co-writer of the QI series of books with the show's creator John Lloyd. The two men are normally referred to as "The Two Johns" and are seen as the main controllers of QI, as they do most of the research of the show.