A literary quiz book with a difference, mirroring the format of the lively and popular quizzes Gary runs in the Betsey Trotwood pub in London and elsewhere. The book includes a lot of multiple-choice questions, some amusing answers, clever red herrings, little-known facts about authors and some much-loved Say What You See picture rounds.
'The perfect gift for quizzers'
'Outside of a dog, The Book Lover's Quiz Book is every bookworm's best friend -- inside of a dog . . . well, if you know the rest, you're going to love this book'
PETER HANINGTON, author of A Dying Breed, peterhanington.co.uk
'Brilliantly inventive and entertaining questions from the bookworm's bookworm'
MARK MASON, author of Walk the Lines, Question Time and many more
'A book quiz quiz book what more could lovers of books, quizzes and quizzes about books desire? And marvellous it is too, Wiggleworth proving himself quite the literary Magnus Magnussen of our social media age'
TRAVIS ELBOROUGH traviselborough.co.uk
'This is the ultimate literary quiz book and Gary Wigglesworth is the quizmaster to end all quizmasters'
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This is a literary quiz book with a difference. Rather than basic sets of questions, The Book Lover's Quiz Book mirrors the format of Gary's live quizzes, at the Betsey Trotwood in London and elsewhere. So, there are lots of multiple-choice questions, some amusing answers, clever red herrings, little-known facts about authors and some of the much-loved Say What You See picture round.
Also, there are fixed and variable rounds - fixed ones include 'Blankety Books' (one word missing from the title - always with a theme), 'Literary Links and lists' (what connects/next in the list etc.) and '2 of a Kind' (name the character and the author that share the same initials). The changeable rounds keep the quizzes fresh and include 'What the Dickens?' (real or made-up Dickens names), 'RomeNo or JuliYess' (real or made-up Shakespearian insults) and 'Book Bingo!' (identify the correct number). There are also more standard rounds such as 'First Lines', 'Working Titles' and 'Banned Books'.
The aim of all Gary's quizzes, and this book, is that people should have fun and be able to guess (if they don't know) as much as possible.
PRAISE FOR GARY'S QUIZZES:
My favourite quiz.
Brilliantly inventive and entertaining questions from the bookworm's bookworm.
A quiz for everyone who loves books and hates answering questions about anything else, this quiz could have been written for me.
A quiz all about books with something for everyone feels like an impossible ask, but this one is pitched perfectly with a combination of head-scratchers and aha! moments, as well as an underlying wit in the questions that keeps you entertained even when you have no clue at all.
Come early, leave late - a happier, wittier and book-ier person.
The perfect gift for quizzers.
Consistently fun and often also very funny.
What a wonderful, joyous, fun book this is. For book lovers every answer jogs a warm memory, while every unknown signposts a future literary treat.
Gary Wigglesworth was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and now lives in London with his wife, Caroline. A bookseller for sixteen years, he now works in publishing. Currently his book quiz has a monthly residency at The Betsey Trotwood pub in Farringdon and provides the only monthly book quiz for London's literature lovers.