Question Time by Mark Mason
A tour of Britain’s quizzes by the author of WALK THE LINES and MAIL OBSESSION.
Which major UK retailer has the same name as Odysseus’s dog in Greek mythology?
In the original version of the Band Aid hit ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, who sang the opening line?
Which is the only US state whose name can be typed on a single row of a QWERTY keyboard?
Travel writer and quiz fan Mark Mason decided to combine two of his greatest loves by setting off on a tour of Britain’s quizzes. From a pub quiz in Edinburgh to a charity quiz in Hampshire, from a corporate quiz in Birmingham to a journalists’ quiz in Parliament, he finds answers aplenty while asking some questions of his own. Just what is it that attracts us to these tests of our knowledge? What are the ingredients of the perfect quiz question? And which is the only English city whose official name begins with H?
The only travel book ever to discuss Winston Churchill’s use of language and reveal Donald Duck’s middle name, QUESTION TIME is an affectionate tribute to Britain and one of its most cherished institutions – the quiz.
We are giving away not one, but 4 signed copies of this book courtesy of Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Orion Publishing)….
All you have to do to win a free copy of this remarkable book, is to enter our Quiz Britain social media competitions which we are running. Competition open to UK residents only.
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(Competition open to UK residents only) Ends midnight on Sunday 10th December and all winners will be notified by 12th December 2017)
- SBN: 9781474604598
- Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
- Page count: 224
- Imprint: W&N