The team behind No Such Thing As A Fish return with another eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn't know you'd lived through.
No Such Thing As A Fish is a team of researchers who work on
the BBC TV show QI. Each week they gather together in their
Covent Garden office and record a podcast discussing the most
interesting facts they've discovered over the previous seven days.
In the three years since it launched, the show has attracted 1.4
million weekly listeners, won multiple awards, been transformed
into the spin-off topical BBC2 TV series No Such Thing As The
News, performed a sell-out UK tour, and been named one of
iTunes' top 10 most downloaded podcasts of 2016.
The team is made up of James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber.
James is the head writer on QI, with ten series and five bestselling books under his belt. He has also appeared on TV quiz shows Fifteen to One and Only Connect, reaching the semi-finals in the latter and embarrassingly crashing out of the former.
Andrew is a writer and comedian who also contributes to Private Eye magazine, is a member of the improv troupe Austentatious, and has staged his own one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe. He is known to fans (his mum) as 'Lightning'.
Anna is a QI scriptwriter who has previously worked in Scottish politics and Australian advertising, as well as selling fruit wine and hay-baling in the Highlands. She refuses to join Twitter. #GetAnnaOnTwitter
Dan loves yetis.
"The sheer scope of the research takes the breath away, and the
humour is perfectly judged." -- The Season's Best Gift Books *
"Hugely enjoyable . . . Deserves to become an annual institution . . . Its tone is just right: deadpan, sharp and disarmingly offbeat." -- 5 * review, Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday *
"The Book of the Year [is] a compendium of topical facts in 365 categories. It's laced with their dry wit, and likely to end up in many a pub-quizzer's Christmas stocking." * Daily Telegraph *
"A factually relevant look at a baffling 12 months." -- Best Books for Christmas * iNews *
"QI is such an institution that even the programme's researchers are taking over the world. Fully justified that is too, as anyone who's heard their podcast, No Such Thing As A Fish, will confirm. It's packed with killer facts - and so is this book." * Daily Mail *
"If you love funny facts as much as we love funny facts then you should get your funny fact-loving faces in front of The Book of the Year." -- Comedy Central (via @ComedyCentralUK)
"Absolutely ideal for the Christmas holidays." -- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 6 Music
"A bumper anthology of ridiculous but true facts from the anoraks (and QI researchers) behind hit podcast No Such Thing As A Fish." * Metro *
"Both fantastically absorbing and entertaining." * The Bookseller *
"The Book of The Year will prove the perfect Christmas gift, the ideal conversation starter (and stopper), and the ultimate source of wisdom for all lovers of trivia." * British Comedy Guide *
"Bitesize chunks of truth in a year of fake news. If you love fact-based trivia, you'll get a kick out of this." -- Funniest Books for Christmas * Irish Times *
"The weirdest facts behind the headlines of the previous 12 months." -- Books of the Year * Mail on Sunday *