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The Book of the Year Hardcover – 2 Nov 2017

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books; 01 edition (2 Nov. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847948197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847948199
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.3 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 182 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Jolly, packed with impressive and silly facts . . . hooray for No Such Thing As A Fish." (Observer)

"Knowledge-packed and riotously funny." (The Times)

"A factually relevant look at a baffling 12 months." (Best Books for Christmas iNews)

"It’s fair to say the podcast has been “quite” successful. Its episodes have been listened to more than 100 million times, with 1.5 million new streams every month . . . The Book of the Year [is] a compendium of topical facts in 365 categories. It’s laced with their dry wit, and likely to end up in many a pub-quizzer’s Christmas stocking." (Daily Telegraph)

"[No Such Thing As A Fish] drop so many facts your head will spin!" (Guardian)

"No Such Thing As A Fish is the hit podcast presented by the funny guys and girls at QI . . . The Book of the Year shares all of the lesser known facts from the year of 2017." (Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2)

"Brilliant and funny . . . educational as well as entertaining. A rare but valuable combination." (Huffington Post)

"Hugely enjoyable . . . this tome is just right: deadpan, sharp and disarmingly offbeat." (Event)

"If you love funny facts as much as we love funny facts then you should get your funny fact-loving faces in front of The Book of the Year." (Comedy Central (via @ComedyCentralUK))

"QI is such an institution that even the programme’s researchers are taking over the world. Fully justified that is too, as anyone who’s heard their podcast, No Such Thing As A Fish, will confirm. It’s packed with killer facts – and so is this book." (Daily Mail)

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In a year when much of the news was believable but fake, comes a book packed with stories that are unbelievable but true.

The Book of the Year is a hilarious guide to 2017’s most extraordinary events, unearthed by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. Each week, over a million people tune in to find out what bizarre and astonishing facts Dan, James, Anna and Andy have found out over the previous seven days. Now the gang have turned their attention to the news of the past twelve months.

You’ll discover the curious details behind the main headlines – how Donald Trump slept on the 66th floor of a 58-storey building, what effect Brexit had on Coco Pops, and why China’s president can’t stand Winnie the Pooh – as well as hundreds of stories you may have missed entirely, like the news that:

- Qatar built a refugee camp for camels.
- The world’s first avocado restaurant ran out of avocados on its first day.
- The victim of Britain’s first ever shark attack ended up with a cut thumb.

From strange inventions to baffling elections, via a surprising amount of sausage news, The Book of the Year is an eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn’t know you’d lived through.

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