The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)

The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)

by Stephen Fry (Foreword), John Lloyd (Author), John Mitchinson (Author)


Compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI. Published to coincide with the fourth series broadcast in September 2006. If, like Alan Davies, you still think that 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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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Edition: 1st. Edition : 12th. Printing
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 05 Oct 2006

ISBN 10: 0571233686
ISBN 13: 9780571233687
Prizes: Shortlisted for British Book Awards: TV & Film Book of the Year 2007.

Author Bio
Stephen Fry was born in London in 1957 and educated at Stout's Hill, Uppingham and Queen's College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he joined the Footlights where he first met Hugh Laurie. He has numerous television appearances to his credit, most notably A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder and QI, and is a regular contributor to radio shows including Just a Minute, I'm sorry I haven't a clue and The News Quiz. Major film roles include Peter in Peter's Friends (1990) and Oscar Wilde in Wilde (1997). He is the author of the best-selling novels The Liar, The Hippopotamus, Making History and The Stars' Tennis Balls, as well as the highly acclaimed autobiography Moab is My Washpot and, in 2005, a well-received guide to writing poetry, The Ode Less Travelled.