Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman - The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World - Hodder & Stoughton
Available Formats
  • Paperback £7.99
    More information
    • ISBN:9781444762051
    • Publication date:23 May 2013
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781444762068
    • Publication date:11 Oct 2012

The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World

By Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

A funny and clever humour gift book in the tradition of QI from the presenters of BBC One's hit TV series.

The world is full of pointless things. From rail replacement bus services to chip forks. From war to windchimes. From people who put cushions on beds to people who read the bit they write about the book on amazon.

Look around you right now. See how many pointless things there are in just this one shop (or this one school playground if you've picked this up at a car boot fair).. Just about the only thing that isn't pointless is you. You look amazing.

Join Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the hosts of BBC1 quiz show Pointless as they take you on a journey through The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World.

Filled with play-along quiz questions and unlikely facts, their hilarious collection of musings on some of the most pointless things found in everyday modern life is the perfect blend of the obscure, the fascinating and the downright silly.

Biographical Notes

Alexander Armstrong is a comic actor and presenter probably best known for his double act Armstrong & Miller on BBC1. He divides his time between West London and Oxfordshire where he keeps llamas and potters about ineptly in the garden.

When Richard Osman is not being the co-presenter of BBC1's 'Pointless' he is the Creative Director of Endemol and the producer of shows as varied as '8 Out of 10 Cats', 'Deal Or No Deal' and 'Total Wipeout'. He lives in West London, and is currently looking for a good builder, if you know one.

You can follow Alexander and Richard on twitter http://twitter.com/XanderArmstrong and http://twitter.com/richardosman and find out more about Pointless on BBC1 go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rhg2r

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444762044
  • Publication date: 11 Oct 2012
  • Page count: 320
'Pointless is a fascinating microcosm of life: as this formidable tome reveals, success therein depends on a combination of intelligence, chance and having a good partner.' — Sir Tim Rice
'I love Pointless. It's funny, and it makes me feel less thick. Like all the best dates.' — Sarah Millican
'We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name the greatest show in the history of television. There was only one pointless answer and it was Pointless. And now in book form.' — Stephen Fry
The must-have present. — Kate Skipper, The Independent
Coronet

The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Coronet

The Very Pointless Quiz Book

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman

So how good are you at Pointless? Really? Do you think you've got the enough in-depth knowledge of Regional Railways, African Countries With No Coastline and Types of Lettuce to carry off the coveted Pointless trophy? Well let's see shall we? Here's your chance to step up to the podium (metaphorically speaking of course, chances are you'll be sitting somewhere very comfortably with either a mug of tea or a roll of Andrex within easy reach) put that knowledge to the test, and see just how far you can go in a genuine four-round Pointless ordeal. For the very first time, this is a collection of 100 of the finest Pointless questions from the hugely popular ratings-winning TV show Pointless. Let hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman guide you through the rounds with their trademark warmth and humour and battle it out against your friends and family for Pointless glory. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless...

@RichardOsman

Richard Osman on Twitter

Geeky word quizzes and other pointless pastimes from everyone's favourite pedant

Richard Osman

Richard Osman is a creative director for Endemol UK. He has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live. Richard presents Pointless with Alexander Armstrong.

Richard on Twitter

Read Richard Osman's tweets here

Geeky word quizzes and other pointless pastimes from everyone's favourite pedant

Hodder & Stoughton

C. S. Lewis: A Life

Alister Mcgrath

For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis's Narnia series has captured the imagination of millions. In C. S. LEWIS: A LIFE, Dr Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely legacy of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching medieval English Literature and his nights writing a bestselling fantasy series for children.To write this biography McGrath studied all of Lewis's correspondence and archival materials in chronological order, so as to illuminate afresh this much-loved author's life. Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the timing of Lewis's shift from atheism to theism and Christianity. This definitive biography paints a portrait of a deeply original thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times.Accessible and engaging, this is a fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who continues to inspire millions of readers around the world.

11 Apr
Fego Caffe, 12G Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7QE

Edward Kelsey Moore talk at Fego Caffe, Gerrards Cross

Come and meet Edward Kelsey Moore

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong is a presenter, comedian and actor and part of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller. He presents Pointless with Richard Osman.

Reading Group Guide

MISERY by Stephen King

Reading guide for use alongside Stephen King's MISERY.

John Murray

Osman's Dream

Caroline Finkel
@XanderArmstrong

Alexander on Twitter

Hear his thoughts on everything under the sun...

Chapter One

UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE, by Bernardine Bishop

Read the first chapter of Bernardine Bishop's new book, UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE, published by John Murray in January 2013.

Hodder & Stoughton

Roasted

Andy Riley
Hodder & Stoughton

The Big Over Easy

Jasper Fforde

It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and no one can remember the last sunny day. Humpty Dumpty, well-known nursery favourite, large egg, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Following the pathologist's careful reconstruction of Humpty's shell, Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his Sergeant Mary Mary are soon grappling with a sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, the illegal Bearnaise sauce market, corporate politics and the cut and thrust world of international Chiropody. As Jack and Mary stumble around the streets of Reading in Jack's Lime Green Austin Allegro, the clues pile up, but Jack has his own problems to deal with.And on top of everything else, the JellyMan is coming to town...

Hodder & Stoughton

Before the Poison

Peter Robinson

Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorkshire with his beloved wife Laura.Now he's back in the Yorkshire Dales, but Laura is dead, and Chris needs to make a new life for himself. The isolated house he buys sight unseen should give him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow him to work. Kilnsgate House turns out to be rather more than he expected, however. A man died there, sixty years ago. His wife was convicted of murder. And something is pulling Chris deeper and deeper into the story of Grace Elizabeth Fox, who was hanged by the neck until she was dead . . .

Hodder & Stoughton

Watching the Dark

Peter Robinson

Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own. Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides.By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption.By his own conviction that a policeman shouldn't be deemed guilty without evidence.By Annie Cabbot, back at work after six months' recuperation, and beset by her own doubts and demons.And by an English girl who disappeared in Estonia six years ago, who seems to hold the secret at the heart of this case . . .

Hodder & Stoughton

Children of the Revolution

Peter Robinson
Chapter One: Fellow Travellers

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, by James Bowen

Read the first chapter of James Bowen's inspiring A STREET CAT NAMED BOB.

Two Roads

Happier at Home

Gretchen Rubin
John Murray

The Middle-Class ABC

Fi Cotter-Craig, Zebedee Helm