A farrago of 'F'-themed fabulousness, filled with the fabrications of Fry and friends.
The festive fiefdom of QI follows last year's estimable 'E' Annual with a farrago of 'F'-themed fabulousness. Filled with the fabrications of Fry and friends, it's a feast of fascinating facts, from fish and frogs to ferrets and Freemasons, from the frozen fields of Finland to the fruit-fringed forests of Fiji, filled with flies, flags, flamingos, fleas, floods, flowers, fog, food, football, forests, fossils, fungi, fur and furniture . . . You get the idea. It's the nearest you'll get to having the phenomenal BBC show live in your front room. It's often said that 96% of the universe is missing, composed of so-called 'dark matter'. But isn't it interesting that the remaining 4% can be compressed into just 96 pages of fabulous, free-wheeling fun?
John Lloyd was the producer of Not The Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder. He started The News Quiz, Quote . Unquote, The News Huddlines and To The Manor Born and played a key role in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Mr Bean, shooting TV commercials in his spare time. For most of the 1980s he went without lunch and slept for four hours a night. He won an absurd number of prizes and got very, very tired.
John Mitchinson started off in publishing where he was the marketing manager of Waterstone's. Combining his skills with John Lloyd meant that opening a bookshop in the QI building was inevitable. John is a man who likes to read, eat and drink, and who now gets paid to do all three simultaneously.
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