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Coronet

The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Coronet

The Very Pointless Quiz Book

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Coronet

The A-Z of Pointless

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman

Take an alphabetical journey through the world of Pointless with Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman as they weave their way from A to Z in this entertaining, challenging and brain-teasing bumper Pointless book. Filled with a collection of over 100 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.

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.

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COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

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

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.

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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.

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A MOST WANTED MAN, by John le Carré

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

Chapter One: A Morning in Vermillion

SHADES OF GREY, by Jasper Fforde

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

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BROKEN HARBOUR, by Tana French

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

Richard on Twitter

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

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Richard Osman on Twitter

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

Hodder & Stoughton

Classic FM at the Movies: The Friendly Guide to Film Music

Robert Weinberg

The soundtrack to a film is just as important to its success as its pictures, and the best films have great music chosen, or specially written, for them. Not only have many classical masterpieces become more famous and better loved as a result of their use in films, but many pieces of film music have become classics in their own right. People love listening to film music - nearly half a million listeners a week tune in to 'Classic FM at the Movies' with Simon Bates, and film music compilations sell in their millions. 'Classic FM At The Movies: The Friendly Guide to Film Music' gives a friendly, jargon-free overview of film music, from the early days of the music that accompanied the 'silent' movies through to the bright young composers of today. It contains descriptions, analyses, lists, trivia, quotes and easy-to-use timelines to create a picture of the development of a century of film music. The book is accompanied by a CD of 20 essential movie tracks - 10 written especially for the cinema and 10 popular classics that have been used in films.The author, Rob Weinberg, produced 'Classic FM at the Movies' for its first ten years. He also writes the monthly film music page in Classic FM Magazine.

John Murray

The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Beatrice Colin
Reading Group Guide

MISERY by Stephen King

Reading guide for use alongside Stephen King's MISERY.

John Murray

Alphabetical

Michael Rosen
Hodder Paperbacks

The Prince of Wales (Highgate) Quiz Book

Marcus Berkmann

Can you name the first six Blue Peter presenters? (A point for each.) The Prince of Wales pub in Highgate, north London, has held a weekly Tuesday night pub quiz for nearly twenty years. Its reputation precedes it: the quiz is widely acknowledged as one of the best in London, if not the country. What was surrendered to Lieutenant-General Tomoyuki Yamashita on February 15th, 1942? Now the regulars who set the quizzes bring you the Prince of Wales (Highgate) Pub Quiz Book. Even if you're stumped by some of the questions, this book is as much about the answers, which will enlighten and astonish readers in equal measure. What was unique about Alan Shepard's golf shot on February 6th, 1971? The exquisitely designed Prince of Wales (Highgate) Pub Quiz Book does for pub quizzes what Ben Schott did for lists.

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Ten Cocktails

Alice Lascelles
Coronet

Bad Education

Bad Education

Bad Education, written by and starring Jack Whitehall, follows Alfie Wickers the worst teacher to ever (dis)grace the British Education System, and a bigger kid than the pupils he teaches. Abbey Grove school is populated by some of the weirdest teachers you could ever meet: Fraser the hair-brained Headmaster who longs to be down with the kids, Miss Gulliver the biology teacher with a heart of gold but perhaps a dash too much openness and honesty, Miss Mollinson the happily swinging Head of Maths who won't let her hip replacement get in the way and Deputy Headmistress Miss Pickwell who displays all the charm and sensitivity of a Third Reich Dominatrix.Alfie's class is Form K, a bunch of misfits that have been written off by the rest of the school, but Alfie can't help but see a bit of himself in them. This is about a class of kids and their teacher's quest to get through life and get the best results with the minimum amount of effort possible. Sadly it's not an equation that always adds up. From a disastrous parents' evening to cringe-worthy sex-education lessons to life threatening self-defence classes to school elections full of dirty tricks and a school trip to see a rhino pig; Bad Education is school life as you've never seen it before. Bad Education: The Teachers' Handbook is filled with hilarious content from both the first and upcoming second series from pupils' report cards and the graffiti found in the staff toilets, to Alfie's teaching methods and the best ways to scam a free laptop from the government.

Hodder Paperbacks

Never Google Heartbreak

Emma Garcia