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

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.19

    At last! The sequel to the phenomenal international bestseller The Book of General Ignorance, with, as ever, a foreword by Stephen Fry. more...

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

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

    This new edition of the bestseller has 26% added ignorance, and is republished in hardback to match the sequel! more...

  • 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Offby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 10.19

    QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. At... more...

  • 1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Dropby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off , the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang,... more...

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

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    In The Book of the Dead you will meet hundreds of Dead People, some well-known, others completely obscure, organised into 42 short chapters that play merry hell with the usual classifications. So, instead of Royalty, Scientists and Sportsmen, you'll find rather more diverting categories like People who died Penniless, The One-Legged, Only Children,... more...

  • The Book of General Ignoranceby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00

    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 Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 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...