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John Lloyd devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born for radio before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder. John Mitchinson was the original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, became Managing Director of Cassell, where he published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, and now runs Unbound.
It seems there’s no end to QI facts or the public fascination for them. Here are another 1339 QI facts, a great gift for the person who has everything or perhaps you need a book for the smallest room or entertainment for friends and relations or even for your own personal enjoyment – warning, it’s addictive reading. ~ Sue BakerLike for Like ReadingQI: The Book of General Ignorance, John Lloyd and John MitchinsonAfterliff. John Lloyd and Jon Canter
1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked sideways...Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time. There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes. Traffic lights existed before cars. Sir Bruce Forsyth is four months older than sliced bread. The soil in your garden is 2 million years old.
Imagine an edition of Guinness World Records created by a panel of stand-up comedians... The QI Annual 2008 features original contributions from Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Jo Brand, Bill Bailey and other regular guests on the show. It's packed full of fun games to play at home, puzzles, cartoon strips, mini-encyclopedias, how-to diagrams and masses and masses of QI's weird, wonderful and incredibly interesting facts. If you want to read Julian Clary's poetry about the Queen, Roger Law's musings on flatulent kangaroos, or have often wondered how you might make a waterproof apron out of a whale's foreskin, your Christmas gift dilemma has just been solved. WARNING: very silly indeed. Will offend dullards, whales and parents in no particular order. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, comes a hilarious selection of the QI team's most interesting facts. Perfect for pub quiz experts, fans of Guinness World Records and lovers of all things QI.