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John Mitchinson
JOHN MITCHINSON is a former publisher and bookseller who now writes for the British television show QI (Quite Interesting). show more

JOHN MITCHINSON is a former publisher and bookseller who now writes for the British television show QI (Quite Interesting).
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Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 2 years ago
I would like to thank Faber and Faber for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book. There's not a lot I can say about this one. It is what it says it is; a book full of weird, funny and interesting facts that will have you either chuckling, WTF'ing, or scratching your head. Here a...
Literary Ames
Literary Ames rated it 4 years ago
I used to be a boghandler, that’s ‘bookseller’ in Danish. If there are enough diamonds in the world to give everyone a cupful, why are they so expensive? Did you know Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, married Oscar Wilde’s first girlfriend? There’s a joke in there somewhere, I know it. The point is,...
mayhap
mayhap rated it 6 years ago
Methadone to the television show's heroin—milder and legally available in the U.S.
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 7 years ago
I watch the BBC's Quite Interesting comedy quiz show this book is based on (or is it the other way around?). After watching the show and reading this book, I want to know what exactly are we taught at school? So many misconceptions, for one. I found the book very interesting and also humourous. I de...
Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it 7 years ago
If you like the show, you'll like this book, too (though it only contains information that has already been discussed on QI, so it will mainly be usefull if you need more proof than 'I saw that on a TV-show' to convince your relatives of the fact that the universe is actually beige).I liked that the...
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