QI: The Sound of General Ignorance

Out Of Stock
Faber Members pay only £13.59 for this title. Sign up for free during checkout to get your discount.
Proceed to Checkout
ISBN 9780571243679 Format CD-Audio
9780571243679
Paperback
Published 06/11/2008 Length N/A

About Book

Allow yourself to wallow in the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge'. Your new-found wisdom will help you to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument.

Henry VIII had six wives. WRONG!

Everest is the highest mountain in the world. WRONG!

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. WRONG!

EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW IS WRONG

4CDs / Running time approx. 4 hours / Non-fiction / Scripted and read by the authors

Allow yourself to wallow in the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge'. Your new-found wisdom will help you to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument. Henry VIII had six wives. WRONG! Everest is the highest mountain in the world. WRONG! Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. WRONG! EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW IS WRONG 4CDs / Running time approx. 4 hours / Non-fiction / Scripted and read by the authors
  • About John Lloyd

    John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. If pressed, he'd concur with Heraclitus: 'abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.'

    More Info
  • About John Mitchinson

    John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, he became Managing Director of Cassell, where he published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. He's with Einstein: 'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.'

    More Info
  • About Michael Burden

    Michael Burden was Lecturer in Music at New College, Oxford, from 1989, and since1995 has been Fellow in Opera Studies at New College. He is also Dean of New College, and director of New Chamber Opera. His research interests are centred on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music, particularly English opera, twentieth-century music theatre.

    More Info