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    QI: The Book of General Ignorance: The Noticeably Stouter Edition (Hardback) By (author) John Mitchinson, By (author) John Lloyd

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    DescriptionThis indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, "QI'. The noticeably stouter "QI Book of General Ignorance" sets out to show you that a lot of what you think you know is wrong. If, like Alan Davies, you still think the Henry VIII had six wives, the earth has only one moon, that George Washington was the first president of the USA, that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, that the largest living thing is a blue whale, that Alexander Graeme Bell invented the telephone, that whisky and bagpipes come from Scotland or that Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, then there are at least 200 reasons why this is the book for you.


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    Title
    QI: The Book of General Ignorance
    Subtitle
    The Noticeably Stouter Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Mitchinson, By (author) John Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571270972
    ISBN 10: 0571270972
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: WHG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BIC E4L: HUM
    DC22: 001.96
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    Thema V1.0: WHG
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    07 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. If pressed, he'd concur with Heraclitus: 'abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.' John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, he became Managing Director of Cassell, where he published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. He's with Einstein: 'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.'