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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book National Geographic Almanac 2019 by National Geographic Society
    National Geographic Almanac 2019 - by National Geographic Society

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781426220166 | ISBN 10: 1426220162

    A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning color photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way.   An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key i ... more

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  • Cover image of book 2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller
    2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks - by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571348961 | ISBN 10: 0571348963

    QI is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator John Lloyd and QI elves James Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2,024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks...  Humans glow in the dark.  The P ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World Cup Of Everything by Richard Osman
    The World Cup Of Everything - by Richard Osman

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473667273 | ISBN 10: 1473667275

    A fantastically funny book for all the family from much-loved TV personality Richard Osman.  In The World Cup Of Everything Richard Osman* gives you and your friends the chance to vote on some of the most controversial, and funniest arguments of ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin
    1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted - by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571332472 | ISBN 10: 0571332471

    The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.   Trees sleep at night. Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm. There ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile
    A Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile's Compendium - by Alex Johnson

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780712352253 | ISBN 10: 0712352252

    This is a book of book lists. Not of the '1,001 Books You MUST Read Before You Die' variety but lists that tell stories. Lists that make you smile, make you wonder, and see titles together in entirely new ways.  From Bin Laden's bookshelf to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller
    1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over - by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571339105 | ISBN 10: 0571339107

    The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over.   Iceland imports ice cubes A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bedside Guardian 2017 by Guardian Books
    The Bedside Guardian 2017 - by Guardian Books

    £14.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783561254 | ISBN 10: 1783561254

    The Bedside Guardian rounds up the best journalism of 2017, showcasing the intelligent wit and thought-provoking opinions for which the paper is famous.  Essential reading for those of us attempting to make sense of a fast-changing world, in a y ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin
    1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless - by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin

    £4.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571329830 | ISBN 10: 0571329837

    The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless.  - Flowers get suntans. - Denmark imports prisoners. - Bees can fly ... more

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  • Cover image of book V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution? by Penguin Books Ltd
    V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution? - by Penguin Books Ltd

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141374130 | ISBN 10: 0141374136

    V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution is beautiful mini-hardback introducing the swinging sixties to audiences both young and old.   Filled with brilliant illustrations, fascinating facts and engaging infographics, this is the perfect gif ... more

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  • Cover image of book The A-Z of Pointless: A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman
    The A-Z of Pointless: A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia - by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781444782776 | ISBN 10: 1444782770

    Delve into the world of Pointless, the huge ratings-winning hit BBC One quiz show, with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts, banter and musings from the lovable presenters Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.   J ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Long is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-Boggling Questions by New Scientist Instant Expert
    How Long is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-Boggling Questions - by New Scientist Instant Expert

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781473628595 | ISBN 10: 1473628598

    A Sunday Times bestseller.  How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditation. Living in ... more

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  • Cover image of book University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions by Steve Tribe
    University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions - by Steve Tribe

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849498951 | ISBN 10: 1849498954

    It's back! And this time it's the ultimate challenge, with over 3000 brand-new questions from the popular BBC2 show.   It's been on television for over five decades, and it's still loved by viewers of all ages. University Challenge is a firm favo ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1,342 Qi Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd
    1,342 Qi Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted - by John Lloyd

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571332465 | ISBN 10: 0571332463

    The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.   Trees sleep at night.   Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The
    The 'I Used to Know That' Activity Book: Stuff You Forgot from School - by Caroline Taggart

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782436614 | ISBN 10: 1782436618

    Dust off those cerebral filing cabinets and remind yourself of all those facts you really should know! From pi and Pythagoras to presidents and popes, prime ministers to prime numbers, literature to litmus tests, there is so much information from our ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans by Aileen Lord
    The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans - by Aileen Lord

    £8.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781925418088 | ISBN 10: 1925418081

    What would the world look like if its 7 billion human inhabitants were presented as a single village of 100 people? How many would have access to clean water? How many would be employed in the village? How many would be educated?  This beautifully i ... more

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  • Cover image of book QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin and Andrew Hunter Murray
    QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance - by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin and Andrew Hunter Murray

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571309016 | ISBN 10: 0571309011

    The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all. &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bedside Guardian 2015 by Malik Meer (Editor), with a foreword by Naomi Klein
    The Bedside Guardian 2015 - by Malik Meer (Editor), with a foreword by Naomi Klein

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783561155 | ISBN 10: 1783561157

    It was the year of an unexpected general election result and a dramatic Labour leadership contest; Je suis Charlie and #BlackLivesMatter; a year in which FIFA spectacularly imploded on the world stage and a transgender woman appeared on the front o ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Used to Know That: General Science by Marianne Taylor
    I Used to Know That: General Science - by Marianne Taylor

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782434474 | ISBN 10: 178243447x

    For those whose memories of learning science at school consist of burning magnesium and playing with iron filings and a magnet, and whose brains shut down as soon as things start to sound too technical, I Used to Know That: General Science is here ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Never Knew That About Wales by Christopher Winn
    I Never Knew That About Wales - by Christopher Winn

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781785031021 | ISBN 10: 1785031023

    The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is a spellbinding journey around Wales by bestselling author Christopher Winn. Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales v ... more

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  • Cover image of book Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case by James Ward
    Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case - by James Ward

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846686160 | ISBN 10: 1846686164

    From Bronze Age India to a Surrey Stationers via pencil wars and accidental inventions: a hilarious insight into the familiar yet unexpectedly bizarre world of stationery.   We are surrounded by stationery: half-chewed Cristal Bics and bent pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin
    1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways - by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin

    £10.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571317776 | ISBN 10: 0571317774

    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 sa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bookworms, Dog-Ears and Squashy Big Armchairs: A Book Lover
    Bookworms, Dog-Ears and Squashy Big Armchairs: A Book Lover's Alphabet - by Heather Reyes

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992636463 | ISBN 10: 0992636469

    Are you an xenophile?  Which book dedications make us cry?  What were the author events of Ancient Rome like?  Why did the U.S post ban Chaucer?  Why do we like reading books in the loo?   Are your books 'slight ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson
    1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop - by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

    £9.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571308941 | ISBN 10: 0571308945

    For over a decade QI has been the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that they are also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. They also write books and newspaper ... more

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  • Cover image of book Infographica: Visualizing a World of Information by Martin Toseland and Simon Toseland
    Infographica: Visualizing a World of Information - by Martin Toseland and Simon Toseland

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780877570 | ISBN 10: 1780877579

    Ever wanted to see the world in a new way?   Infographica collects intriguing data from across our planet - including how many people were killed by cows in 2011, the average lifespan of people living on each continent and the number of McDon ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson
    1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off - by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

    £9.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571297917 | ISBN 10: 0571297919

    QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving websi ... more

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  • Cover image of book QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance: The Discreetly Plumper Edition by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
    QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance: The Discreetly Plumper Edition - by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571290727 | ISBN 10: 0571290728

    Who made the first aeroplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of coke overnight? What is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions by Andrew Sutton
    Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions - by Andrew Sutton

    £5.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781904263661 | ISBN 10: 1904263666

    How do you draw a heptagon? What about a heptakaidecagon? How do you fit circles perfectly into triangles? And around them? If the computer is down - could you do it with ruler and compass?  In this unique little book, Andrew Sutt ... more

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  • Cover image of book The 60-Second Philosopher: Expand Your Mind on a Minute or So a Day! by Andrew Pessin
    The 60-Second Philosopher: Expand Your Mind on a Minute or So a Day! - by Andrew Pessin

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781851686889 | ISBN 10: 1851686886

    Philosophy means "love of wisdom" in Greek. Unfortunately, as much as we all love wisdom, we dont all have the time to spend acquiring it! This fabulous little book provides the perfect antidote. Split into 60 one-minute chapters, Andrew Pessin offe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The QI Pocket Book of Animals by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
    The QI Pocket Book of Animals - by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780571245130 | ISBN 10: 0571245137

    Welcome to the QI Zoo...  Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes but no bottom Worms get addicted to nicotine  From the bestselling writers of the hit BBC show QI, The Book of Animal Ignorance ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mind Tricks: Ancient and Modern by Steven Saunders, illustrated by Matt Tweed
    Mind Tricks: Ancient and Modern - by Steven Saunders, illustrated by Matt Tweed

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263777 | ISBN 10: 1904263771

    How does Robin Hood hit the target every time?  What is the secret art of memory?  How do you slip past guards in broad daylight?  Are there simple ways of boosting creativity, health and happiness?  Bringing together ... more

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