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The Pedant's Revolt: Why Most Things You Think Are Right Are Wrong Paperback – 8 Sep 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara; First Edition edition (8 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843171325
  • ISBN-13: 978-1920743413
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 855,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There's an awful lot of nonsense that is accepted as fact and this book, compiled by Andrea Barham, goes at least part of the way to putting it right. It's informative, interesting and amusing - and it will help you settle arguments (The Times)

A really funny book... it's all there, fully researched (Richard Madeley, Richard & Judy)

Barham guides us through hundreds of common misconceptions and sets us straight clearly and entertainingly (What's On Magazine)

An excellent new book . . . Ever since Ben Schott brought out his miscellany, there has been hundreds of trivia clones released. This takes a different slant and a very welcome one . . . A great book to dip into, one that will appeal especially to fans of the programme QI (Lowestoft Journal)

Exposes many of the common myths, legends and fallacies that have become entrenched in everyday thought in a humorous fashion (Sunderland Evening Echo)

About the Author

Author and freelance technical writer Andrea Barham is the acceptable face of pedantry: while she is a big fan of the world, she feels there should be less wrongness and more rightness in it. Painfully aware of her inability to correct the bigger issues such as war, poverty and global warming, she is concentrating on smaller issues, more suited to her skills, which consist of 'looking stuff up'. By correcting common misconceptions, such as the belief that your heart stops when you sneeze, she is hoping that this will have a knock-on effect and eventually all wrongs will be righted, but she is not holding her breaths (which, incidentally, one cannot die from, as is commonly believed). Please support her crusade. The Pedant's Revolt is her fifth book.


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