Molly Oldfield, who considers herself a museumphile, has been a writer and researcher for the landmark BBC1 program QI (Quite Interesting), presented by Stephen Fry. She writes a weekly QI column in the Saturday Telegraph and researches QI's sister Radio 4 program, The Museum of Curiosity.
What a fun book for the whole family to read. It has so many wonderful and interesting facts that I never heard before.
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I gave this book 2 stars because, on the one hand it held my interest (4 stars), but on the other hand the illustrations are only 2" x 2", far too small to see (one star). Read morePublished 9 months ago by WendyBG
The book itself was fairly interesting but some of the glaring errors in it made me wonder how many other facts were incorrect in the book. Three examples... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Anne Omniuss
I mainly bought this for our Reader's Art Book Club which reviews only books about art. Many of this area [n.M.] are 'winter birds' and travel a lot of the rest of the time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Katy
I bought this as a gift for a friend, based on a review. When I went to wrap it, I made the mistake of opening the cover...and two hours later still couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellently researched and Molly Oldfield writes in an extremely engaging style to make the content accessible. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Fjb
First thing that needs to be said, this is a beautiful object - unusually bright and idiosyncratic for a 'reference' book, it carries the sense of a box of treasures without any of... Read morePublished 14 months ago by brekfast_newz
I really liked the premise of this book, but it was poorly executed. The graphics are reminiscent of a junior high textbook, and unfortunately, the text is about as sophisticated.Published 14 months ago by furniturediva