The Book of the Year (2017)

Author(s): No Such Thing As A Fish


In a year when much of the news was believable but fake, comes a book packed with stories that are unbelievable but true.

The Book of the Year is a hilarious guide to 2017's most extraordinary events, unearthed by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. Each week, over a million people tune in to find out what bizarre and astonishing facts Dan, James, Anna and Andy have found out over the previous seven days. Now the gang have turned their attention to the news of the past twelve months.

You'll discover the curious details behind the main headlines - how Donald Trump slept on the 66th floor of a 58-storey building, what effect Brexit had on Coco Pops, and why China's president can't stand Winnie the Pooh - as well as hundreds of stories you may have missed entirely, like the news that:

· Qatar built a refugee camp for camels.
· The world's first avocado restaurant ran out of avocados on its first day.
· The victim of Britain's first ever shark attack ended up with a cut thumb.

From strange inventions to baffling elections, via a surprising amount of sausage news, The Book of the Year is an eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn't know you'd lived through.


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No Such Thing As A Fish are a team of QI researchers (known as 'elves') who host a weekly podcast to half a million subscribers, where they discuss the most interesting facts they've unearthed that week. The team comprises James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber. James is the head writer on BBC2's QI, with 10 series and five best-selling books under his belt. He has also appeared on TV quiz shows 15-1 and Only Connect, reaching the semi-finals of the latter. Andrew is a writer and comedian, who, among other things, contributes to Private Eye magazine, is a member of the hit improv troupe Austentatious, and has staged his own one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London's Soho Theatre. Anna previously worked for an MSP in the Scottish Parliament and dabbled in marketing for a Melbourne theatre company. Dan co-created and co-produced seven series of BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity, presented his own Channel 4 documentary on UFO conspiracies, and has appeared as a panellist on numerous TV and radio shows.

General Fields

  • : 9781847948199
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Century
  • : October 2017
  • : 240mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : No Such Thing As A Fish
  • : Hardback
  • : 1711
  • : English
  • : 032.02
  • : 368