The Importance of Being Trivial: In Search of the Perfect Fact (Paperback)
  • The Importance of Being Trivial: In Search of the Perfect Fact (Paperback)
zoom

The Importance of Being Trivial: In Search of the Perfect Fact (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 04/06/2009
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
If you're intrigued by the fact that Jack the Ripper was left-handed, or that Heinz ketchup flows at 0.7 miles per day - and, more importantly, intrigued by why you're intrigued - then this book is required reading. Convinced that our love of trivia must reveal something truly important about us, Mark Mason sets out to discover what that something is. And, in the process, he asks the fundamental questions that keep all trivialists awake at night: Why is it so difficult to forget that Keith Richards was a choirboy at the Queen's coronation when it's so hard to remember what we did last Thursday? Are men more obsessed with trivia than women? Can it be proved that house flies hum in the key of F? Can anything ever really be proved? And the biggest question of them all: is there a perfect fact, and if so what is it?

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099521822
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Mason's personal odyssey has an irresistibly hapless charm. * Guardian *
... a bridge back to proper reading for those who have become unhealthily addicted to the likes of "Steve Wright's Further Factoids". * Sunday Telegraph *
I loved this book - this is quality trivia. * Richard and Judy *
Every pub should have one. * BBC Radio 3 *
...a collection of joyously irrelevant titbits of information * Sunday Herald *

You may also be interested in...

Match of the Day Quiz Book
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Mastermind Quiz Book
Added to basket
Listomania
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance
Added to basket
The Very Pointless Quiz Book
Added to basket
A Miscellany of Britain
Added to basket
Learn on the Loo
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
I Used to Know That
Added to basket
Perfect Pub Quiz
Added to basket
Name That Movie
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
The Ultimate Pub Quiz Book
Added to basket
Think You Know it All?
Added to basket
London Quiz
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.