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The Joy of Quiz An Absolute Must Read For Anyone Who Loves Quizzes I Loved It Richard OsmanA Jaunty Journey Into The World Of The Quiz, From The Question Editor Of BBC S Only Connect, Sometimes In The Form Of Excellent Quiz QuestionsIn Britain Started To Quiz Since Then, Quizzes Have Become Ubiquitous Entertainment From Pubs To Primetime, Suffered Major Criminal Investigations, Created Unlikely Folk Heroes And Been Subjected To The Rigours Of Question Checkers The Joy Of Quiz Tells The History Of Quiz And Its Makers, Wonders How We Came To Make A Game Out Of Remembering Scraps Of Information, Looks At The Tactics Of Professional Quizzers And Reveals The Shadowy Worlds Of Setters And Checkers Along The Way, It Asks Questions Such As What Is A Fact, Anyway And Whatever Happened To Prizes Like Sandwich Toasters

About the Author: Alan Connor

Alan Connor is a British writer, journalist and television presenter First seen on Channel 4 s youth entertainment programme The Word in 1995 he later appeared on The Big Breakfast and BBC Radio Five Live and was a BBC News correspondent, appearing on BBC News 24 and The Daily Politics.His scriptwriting credits include the comedy drama A Young Doctor s Notebook, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm.Connor has worked as a writer for programmes including Charlie Brooker s Weekly Wipe, The Jonathan Ross Show and This Week and writes journalism for BBC News and The Guardian.

10 thoughts on “The Joy of Quiz

  1. says:

    Do you enjoy quizzes or game shows If so, then you really need to read this book, which is a history of radio and television quizzes since the 1930 s If you enjoy quizzes, on any level, then this is a delightful, fascinating romp through the history of quizzes, the scandals, the winners, losers and changes that have occurre

  2. says:

    Very readable with quiz questions incorporated into the text

  3. says:

    If you love to quiz, this book won t make you any better at it, but it will make you better informed on this most oddest, yet brilliant, pursuit Alan Connor has compiled what has to be the definitive history of quiz, and told its story in an easy going manner that makes this book so enjoyable to read Recommended for the quiz fan and the curi

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this insight into the world of quiz The book takes you through the development of the quiz medium we all know today, with stories of important events, shows, board games, all with quiz questions woven into the prose.

  5. says:

    Entertaining and informative book about the history of quizzes It deals mainly with British and american quiz programmes, on radio and tv, and tries to fathom why people enjoy them so much Some programmes getattention than others, a lot of space is devoted to Mastermind for instance, and not very much to thedemanding I think Fifteen to One Some rate barely a

  6. says:

    Probably just as good as his book on crosswords , but I m less interested in the topic and found the question answer gimmick slightly annoying The text is interspersed with quiz style questions often real world examples from the shows under discussion, sometimes just facts that could easily have been included normally in the text with the answers printed upside down a

  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I gave this book to my 1 pub quiz mate Rob for his 50th birthday really late and then promptly borrowed it off him so I could read it before I left Vietnam It s almost a British companion piece to Ken Jennings Brainiac which I actually its wittier andcharming The Joy of Quiz is VERY, VERY British,

  8. says:

    I expected this book to be a little repetitive and heavily referential What it turned out to be was the fascinating history of quiz interweaved smoothly with actual quiz questions and answers In other words, while it tells the history and general existence of quiz as a pastime, radio and TV phenomenon and pub entertainment, the book is simultaneously a quiz in itself, and a very well d

  9. says:

    Growing up in a family who enjoyed quizzes, much of Alan Connor s book is a nostalgic saunter through my formative years However, there is muchto this book The origins of quizzing are farrecent than I had thought, and the process of its evolution is an intriguing one, as is the development of professional quizzers Questions spread throughout the text are an added bonus.

  10. says:

    Like its name, the book was a joy to read Highly recommended, especially if you re a quizzer.

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