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  • The Book of General Ignoranceby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 22.00

    Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the... more...

  • The Book of Animal Ignoranceby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 19.95

    Fast on the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance , a fun, fact-?lled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated,... more...

  • If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?by John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 21.99

    John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology... more...

  • The Book of the Deadby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 21.95

    The team behind the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance turns conventional biography on its head?and shakes out the good stuff.   Following their Herculean?or is it Sisyphean??efforts to save the living from ignorance, the two wittiest Johns in the English language turn their attention to the dead.   As the authors themselves... more...

  • The Second Book of General Ignoranceby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.95

    From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series.   The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six... more...

  • QI: The Second Book of General Ignoranceby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.20

    Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again, the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off are back. 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,... more...

  • QI: The Book of General Ignorance - The Noticeably Stouter Editionby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.20

    An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI . From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance comes a noticeably stouter edition, with 26% extra facts and figures perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts. The QI team sets out... more...

  • QI: Advanced Banterby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 10.20

    The ultimate compendium of crisp one-liners, knockout jokes, droll asides and universal truths collected over the years by the creators of QI. 'You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither.' Steve Martin; 'You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.'... more...

  • QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignoranceby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 10.20

    QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is an illuminating collection of fun facts, perfect for general knowledge, trivia and pub quiz enthusiasts. This number-one bestseller is a comprehensive catalogue of all the interesting misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' that will make you wonder why anyone bothers going... more...

  • QI: The Book of the Deadby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.20

    Welcome to QI: The Book of the Dead , a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes. Hans Christian... more...