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Richard Osman, Alexander Armstrong - Author

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A Pointless History of the World

A Pointless History of the World

Author: Richard Osman, Alexander Armstrong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

A festive treat filled with quiz questions, trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces from the stars of the hit BBC quiz show Pointless. A Pointless History of the World is a journey through time pulling out some of the most 'pointless', comedic and interesting events - from the obvious to the obscure - and combines brilliant quiz content from the show with Richard and Xander's own brilliantly funny and incredibly intelligent quick-witted stand-up style writing. Interactive, hilarious and jam-packed full of quiz questions that will have every Pointless fan vying to be crowned the Pointless champion in their own household this Christmas.

A Pointless History of the World

A Pointless History of the World

Author: Richard Osman, Alexander Armstrong Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A Pointless History of the World is a complete[1] and meticulously researched[2] series of essays on our rich and glorious past. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, two of the world's foremost experts on Things Before Their Time[3] take you on a step-by-step journey through history. From the Big Bang to the Fall of the Roman Empire, from the Ice Age to the Evolution of Language, from Henry VIII to Last of the Summer Wine: all of civilisation is here. A publishing first, this thoroughly comprehensive and highly ambitious quest through Time and Space is interspersed with questions for all the family from TV's most popular tea-time quiz show, Pointless. This is Alexander and Richard's biggest book yet. The book no historian can afford to be without[4], it comes complete with introduction and footnotes[5]. [1] Highly selective [2] Largely cobbled together from what we can remember from school [3] That's not even a thing [4] Under no circumstances to be used for reference [5] Um...