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Coronet

The Very Pointless Quiz Book

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Authors:
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Coronet

The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Authors:
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Coronet

Word Play

Gyles Brandreth
Authors:
Gyles Brandreth
Coronet

The A-Z of Pointless

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Authors:
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman

Journey from A-Z, play 26 rounds of Pointless with family and friends and enjoy facts, banter and musings from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Filled with a collection of over 120 new Pointless quiz questions set to have you wracking your brains and interspersed with general knowledge trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces musing on everything from aardvarks to zeppelins via Pointless favourites like Central African Republic. Written with Alexander and Richard's trademark intelligent wit and beautifully illustrated with exclusive drawings by Moose Allain, this exciting new Pointless book is the perfect festive treat for the whole family.

Chapter One

COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

Read the first chapter of Isla Morley's COME SUNDAY.

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's popularity and tremendous knowledge of trivia led to him presenting his own BBC quiz, Two Tribes. He is also a regular on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and writes a column for the Radio Times.

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong is a presenter, comedian and actor and part of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller. He presents the hit BBC show Pointless with Richard Osman. As well as regular appearances on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, he also presents a show on Classic FM and writes a column for the Telegraph.

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.

Chapter One: A Morning in Vermillion

SHADES OF GREY, by Jasper Fforde

Read the first chapter of Jasper Fforde's brilliant SHADES OF GREY.

Chapter One

A MOST WANTED MAN, by John le Carré

Read the first chapter of John le Carré's A MOST WANTED MAN.

Chapter One

BROKEN HARBOUR, by Tana French

Read the first chapter of Tana French's newest novel, BROKEN HARBOUR.

Hodder & Stoughton

How to Eat Out

Giles Coren
Authors:
Giles Coren

It has taken Giles Coren a lifetime to master the art of eating out. From a lonely childhood spent in pub car parks, peering in at a magical world of chickens in baskets and butter in little foil squares, to belching his way through taste clouds of prawn gas and chocolate air at 'the best restaurant in the world', to mock dog in Shoreditch, sperm sushi in Tokyo and delicious fricasseed field mouse in 'Ancient' Rome, Coren has experienced pretty much everything a restaurant can throw at you, and thrown it right back. Or at least caught it, sniffed it, and bagged it up for later. Bad waiters, bum tables, little rip-offs, big cons, old fish, cheap meat, yesterday's soup and tomorrow's gastroenteritis... Coren tells you how to avoid the lot, and even come out of it with free champagne and a dish named after you by way of apology. It doesn't matter if it's fish and chips, takeaway pizza, a medieval banquet with Sue Perkins or a slap-up nosh at the Hotel de Posh, there is always a right way and wrong way to do it. How To Eat Out is a bit of both.

Richard on Twitter

Read Richard Osman's tweets here

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

@RichardOsman

Richard Osman on Twitter

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

26 Sep
Kew Gardens, London

Sophie Hannah at the Kew Festival

5:15pm

Sophie Hannah at the Kew Festival

26 Sep
Kew Gardens, London

Sophie Hannah at the Kew Festival

5:15pm
Reading Group Guide

MISERY by Stephen King

Reading guide for use alongside Stephen King's MISERY.

John Murray

The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Beatrice Colin
Authors:
Beatrice Colin

As the clock chimed the turn of the twentieth century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite took her first breath. Born to a cabaret dancer and soon orphaned in a scandalous double murder, Lilly finds refuge at a Catholic orphanage, coming under the wing of the, at times, severe Sister August, the first in a string of lost loves. There she meets Hanne Schmidt, a teen prostitute, and forms a bond that will last them through tumultuous love affairs, disastrous marriages, and destitution during the First World War and the subsequent economic collapse. As the century progresses, Lilly and Hanne move from the tawdry glamour of the tingle-tangle nightclubs to the shadow world of health films before Lilly finds success and stardom in the new medium of motion pictures and ultimately falls in love with a man whose fate could cost her everything she has worked for or help her discover her true self. Gripping and darkly seductive, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite showcases all the glitter and splendour of the brief heyday of the Weimar Republic, and the rise of Hollywood to its golden age. As it foreshadows the horrors of the Second World War, the novel asks what price is paid when identity becomes unfixed and the social order is upended.

Hodder & Stoughton

Great British Bake Off: Celebrations

Linda Collister
Authors:
Linda Collister

Don't just celebrate - bake!With recipes by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, and from this year's Bakers, this beautiful book is a celebration of everything we love about Bake Off.From family meals to birthday parties, home-cooked teas to the big dates in the community calendar, nothing says celebration like a home-made bake. So this year, we have devoted our book to recipes that will help you make the most out of every occasion no matter how large or small.There are fantastic centrepieces for the times when you need to make a real showstopper - a Midsummer Celebration Cake or a 16 Layer Mocha Torte - as well as simpler recipes like a Citrus Madeira or White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies for when all you want is a delicious failsafe bake to welcome unexpected visitors. The Judges' recipes provide the perfect excuse to impress whether it's serving your own freshly made bread or whipping up a batch of handmade biscuits, whilst the Bakers' recipes will inspire you with their creativity and ingenuity. Introducing new flavours and techniques, the recipes are a showcase for how bakers embrace different ideas and ingredients from around the world.Whatever occasion, we hope this book will encourage and inspire you to celebrate for yourselves everything that we love about baking.

Hodder & Stoughton

Great British Bake Off: Another Slice

A book that celebrates the phenomenon that is Bake Off and gives fans of the series a glimpse behind the scenes, a chance to relive the highs and lows of all the series past series, and generally revel in how the Great British public has been inspired to bake, cook and create by a show that has taken the country by storm. A feast of bake-related confections that's guaranteed to sate the appetite of armchair bakers and cake-making addicts everywhere.