Browsing posts tagged: 20th Century
A Muse and a Maze

With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of […]

The I’m Alan Partridge Quiz & Trivia Book

Aha! It’s ‘The I’m Alan Partridge Quiz & Trivia Book’ 100 questions featuring Norwich’s very own broadcasting legend and embarrassing son. Test your knowledge on all twelve episodes of ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ from his pro-longed stay at the Linton Travel Tavern to his static caravan days with Sonja, his Ukrainian girlfriend. This excellent book also […]

How to Kick Someone’s Ass

Giving difficult news clearly and sensitively is no easy task. However, there are ways to say the right thing at the right time. 500 Letters for Difficult Situations offers helpful templates for when you need to say something tactfully and gracefully. Inside, you’ll find letters to guide you through the most challenging communications, including how […]

The Intellectual’s Checklist

Can you name: All five movements of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. Check. The films that Kurosawa based on Western works. Check. Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell. Check. If so, you’re off to an edifying start–but that’s just round one in this hard-hitting match of wits and wisdom. Take the formidable plunge–and find out if you are […]

The Soap Quiz Book

Can you remember Hilda Ogden, Annie Sugden and Dirty Den or are you more familiar with the current soap stars who keep us hooked with the ever changing dramatic events that shape their onscreen lives? All your favourite characters from yesteryear can be found in this quiz book alongside those more contemporary villains television audiences […]

Whatever Happened To…?

The latest book by Canada’s Trivia Guys is an entertaining where-are-they-now look at the fate of some 100 celebrities, newsmakers, and significant artifacts from this country’s past. Lake Ontario swimmer Marilyn Bell, CFL legend Russ Jackson, Canada’s first automobile, and Roger Woodward, a boy who survived the waters of Niagara Falls more than 40 years […]

The Triple Teaser Quiz Book

From December 2008, Stuart Bond presented the weekday afternoon show at Biggles FM – a four-hour action-packed show that featured his very own successful trivia quiz called ‘The Triple Teaser’. This competition is one of the main features of his show and has become Stuart’s trademark. It featured many quiz themes including ‘The Doorstep Challenge’, […]

The Devil’s Tickets

Kansas City, 1929: Myrtle and Jack Bennett sit down with another couple for an evening of bridge. As the game intensifies, Myrtle complains that Jack is a “bum bridge player.” For such insubordination, he slaps her hard in front of their stunned guests and announces he is leaving. Moments later, sobbing, with a Colt .32 […]