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Another QI delight - informative, enjoyable and well-researched,
This review is from: QI: Advanced Banter (Hardcover)
One of the things I most enjoyed about Advanced Banter was the informative little potted biographies that accompany some of the authors of quotes who have now slipped from the public eye.
There are unexpected inclusions - two quotes from Miss Piggy, one on squirrels and one on food - and others who you thought would perhaps be more widely quoted who almost slipped through. There is just one quote from Pope John Paul II for example. There are three quotes from comedian Mick Miller, only one from polymath Jonathan Miller and none from his witty contemporaries David Frost and Peter Cook.
A book to dip into then, not one in which you might find the origins of a quote (Shakespeare has just one entry) but one in which to find something refreshing and new. I like the quote from Terry Pratchett that I'd somehow missed before now as a Pterry fan: "Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom."