That Book: Of Perfectly Useless Information

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Did you know THAT: Nicholas Parsons' GP father delivered Margaret Thatcher? Elvis Costello's father sang the 'I'm a Secret Lemonade Drinker' jingle for R. White's lemonade? Bob Marley's father was white and Liverpudlian? or THAT: The Hawaiian alphabet has only twelve letters? Stewardess is the longest word typed with only the left hand? The word 'bigwig' derives from the time of Louis XIV of France, who used to wear a big wig? WELL, YOU DO NOW! That Book is quite unlike anything you have ever read. Frighteningly addictive and almost entirely useless information is packed onto every page - once you dip in you'll be hooked for hours ...

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Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied just enough law to get a Third. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning weekly column for the Sunday Express.

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