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The Quizmaster

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399722483

Price: £22

ON SALE: 16th May 2024

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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THE HEART-WARMING, REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF THE QUIZMASTER JAY FLYNN, WHOSE VIRTUAL PUB QUIZ BECAME AN ONLINE SENSATION DURING COVID: NOW A TOP 10 BESTSELLER!

Jay Flynn was down on his luck when the Covid pandemic struck. He had just lost the tenancy of the pub he ran in Lancashire – and with it the loyal community of locals who loved his quirky weekly quiz.

As the world closed down, he sensed the quiz could now be a lifeline both for him and the locals – so he sent them invites to an online version. But he had forgotten to mark the event ‘private’, and on the night, a disbelieving Jay played quizmaster to half a million teams, from Kenya to Canada, New Zealand to the Ukraine. This was to be the start of a global online quiz sensation, earning more than £1 million for charity and Jay an MBE, as well as his own slot on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

It was all the more incredible because, as a lost and troubled young man, Jay had spent two years homeless, sleeping on a bench on the Embankment in London, almost taking his own life. Rescued by a homeless charity, he’d learnt how a simple community can save lives. It proved a priceless lesson.

Now, in his inspiring memoir, Jay shows how, sometimes, you can find the answers you’re seeking in the most unexpected places.