QI: The Book of the Dead

QI: The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/08/2011

  $19.99
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, People who failed at School, Those only Remembered by a Single Quotation and the Last People to Know Everything.

Why did a church composer invent the hand grenade? What was Leonardo's proudest achievement? If The Book of the Dead doesn't persuade you to immediately join the massed ranks of those looking at the radishes from below, it will certainly make the tricky business of Living a tad less grim and a lot more interesting.
ISBN:
9780571275144
9780571275144
Category:
TV tie-in humour
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
04-08-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x28mm
Weight:
0.36kg
John Lloyd

John Lloyd co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where he is a Senior Research Fellow.

Lloyd has written several books, including What the Media Are Doing to Our Politics and Journalism in an Age of Terror.

He is also a contributing editor at the Financial Times and a columnist for both Reuters.com and La Repubblica of Rome.

John Mitchinson

John Mitchinson is the original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, became Managing Director of Cassell and now runs Unbound.

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