Author(s): No Such Thing As A Fish
The Book of the Year will be precisely what its title promises- an entertaining, fact-filled journey into the more bizarre reaches of the past twelve months. Among many, many other things, it will establish-A Who has played the greater number of golf rounds since the turn of 2017- Rory McIlroy or Donald Trump.A Precisely how many members of Britain's Parachute Regiment aren't actually qualified to use parachutes.A Why a parliamentary inquiry into why parliamentary inquiries take so long has been delayed. Venturing fearlessly from Australia (where toad-flavoured sausages are being deployed to stop predators from eating real toads) to India (where you can now buy a washing machine with a special curry stain button), this will be the year, not as the headlines defined it, but as it ought to be remembered.The Book of the Year will prove the perfect Christmas gift, the ideal conversation starter (and stopper), and the ultimate source of wisdom for all lovers of trivia.
"Jolly, packed with impressive and silly facts . . . hooray for No Such Thing As A Fish." * Observer * "Knowledge-packed and riotously funny." * The Times * "[No Such Thing As A Fish] drop so many facts your head will spin!" * Guardian * "Brilliant and funny . . . educational as well as entertaining. A rare but valuable combination." * Huffington Post * "Expect to be amazed." * Telegraph *
No Such Thing As A Fish are a team of QI researchers (known as 'elves') who host a weekly podcast to half a million subscribers, where they discuss the most interesting facts they've unearthed that week. The team comprises James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber. James is the head writer on BBC2's QI, with 10 series and five best-selling books under his belt. He has also appeared on TV quiz shows 15-1 and Only Connect, reaching the semi-finals of the latter. Andrew is a writer and comedian, who, among other things, contributes to Private Eye magazine, is a member of the hit improv troupe Austentatious, and has staged his own one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London's Soho Theatre. Anna previously worked for an MSP in the Scottish Parliament and dabbled in marketing for a Melbourne theatre company. Dan co-created and co-produced seven series of BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity, presented his own Channel 4 documentary on UFO conspiracies, and has appeared as a panellist on numerous TV and radio shows.