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Deep within the human psyche lurks the primal urge to compete. It can take many forms: sport, nuclear war, the pub quiz. Sport is universal, nuclear war threatens us all, but only Britain has a thriving quiz culture all of its own. Why do people watch quizzes on TV and why do so many go to a pub quiz each week, to compete for a cash prize smaller than the amount they will spend on beer? This book delves into the dark heart of British quiz culture - its origins, its practices, its background - and its unfortunate knitwear.

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'Enjoy a spell of obsessive indulgence in the company of a genuine and witty enthusiast' -- THE TIMES

'For addicts with a low batting average i.e. most cricket lovers' -- GUARDIAN

'It captures splendidly the many dazzling facets of the truly atrocious cricketer' -- OBSERVER

'The FEVER PITCH of Cricket. Very funny' -- DAILY TELEGRAPH
About the Author:
Marcus Berkmann writes television reviews for the DAILY MAIL and a monthly pop music column for the SPECTATOR, and has written columns on sport for the INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY and PUNCH.

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  • PublisherLittle, Brown & Company
  • Publication date1999
  • ISBN 10 0316847690
  • ISBN 13 9780316847698
  • BindingHardcover
  • Number of pages224
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