Monday, 8 August 2016

A Pointless History of the World: more details!

Publishers Hodder & Stoughton have released the 'blurb' for A Pointless History of the World, the next Pointless tie-in book, which will be published on 6th October.

Delve into the world of Pointless, the huge ratings-winning hit BBC One quiz show, with this brilliant romp through the history of the world.
A Pointless History of the World is a complete[1] and meticulously researched[2] series of essays on our rich and glorious past. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, two of the world's foremost experts on Things Before Their Time[3] take you on a step-by-step journey through history.
From the Big Bang to the Fall of the Roman Empire, from the Ice Age to the Evolution of Language, from Henry VIII to Last of the Summer Wine: all of civilisation is here. A publishing first, this thoroughly comprehensive and highly ambitious quest through Time and Space is interspersed with questions for all the family from TV's most popular tea-time quiz show, Pointless. This is Alexander and Richard's biggest book yet.
The book no historian can afford to be without[4], it comes complete with introduction and footnotes[5].
[1] Highly selective
[2] Largely cobbled together from what we can remember from school
[3] That's not even a thing
[4] Under no circumstances to be used for reference
[5] Um...
Sounds excellent, and the ideal Christmas present for any Pointless fan. Except, possibly, any Pointless fan with an upcoming history exam. A Pointless History of the World can be pre-ordered from all usual outlets.

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