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Great Train Robbery Quiz Book
Great Train Robbery Quiz Book
Gray, Mike
¥19.52
The Great Train Robbery is one of the most well documented crimes of all time but how much do you really know about what happened on that fateful day in 1963 and in the years beyond? This new quiz book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Great Train Robbery and the people involved.How many train robbers escaped from prison? What was the robbers' hideout called? Who was the first '30-year sentence' train robber to be released? The answers to these brain teasers and more can all be found inside The Great Train Robbery Quiz Book.With 100 questions all about the people involved in the robbery, where they are now, the detectives, Judge, books, films and TV programmes, this is a comprehensive guide to the most talked about UK heist in history.With 2013 marking the 50th anniversary, there is still a great deal of interest in the Great Train Robbery and if you would like to know more, this book is all you need.
Brilliant General Knowledge Quiz Book 3
Brilliant General Knowledge Quiz Book 3
Snelgrove , Kevin
¥24.43
In what year did Concorde 001 first take off from Toulouse? What did the African country of Zaire change its name to in 1997? What popular sweet was invented by Frank Fleer in 1906? If you would like to know the answers to these brain-teasers and more like them take a look at The Brilliant General Knowledge Quiz Book.Find out how much you know about everyday things and the world we live in with the 100 testing questions in this book. Full of interesting facts and covering a range of topics including sport, history, geography, science, films and celebrities, this book provides a fun and easy way to learn. Whether you want to help the kids with their homework, challenge your friends or set the questions for the next pub quiz, this book is just all you need to improve your general knowledge. So if you have always wanted to know who invented the World Wide Web or the number of players in a water polo team this is the book for you.
101 Interesting Facts about Spurs
101 Interesting Facts about Spurs
Cowlin, Chris
¥19.52
Are you a football fan? Do you support Tottenham Hotspur FC? Would you like to find out more about the club's long and successful history? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are certain to enjoy this informative Spurs reference guide.Did you know that Tottenham's record cup win is 13-2, in an FA Cup game against Crewe during February 1960? Or that Steve Perryman holds the record at White Hart Lane for making the most League appearances at the club, with 653 starts and two substitute appearances? With 101 facts all about Spurs, this is the book that Tottenham supporters can't be without. Perfect for match days or amusing the kids at home, this tribute to Spurs will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this popular English Premier League team. So why not relive all those golden moments from days gone by and gen up on Spurs' glorious past with 101 Interesting Facts About Spurs? A simply must-have book for Tottenham supporters of all ages.
Wine - 101 Truths, Myths and Legends
Wine - 101 Truths, Myths and Legends
Button, Roddy
¥24.43
Are you a wine connoisseur? Do you prefer to try different makes and vintages or do you have a firm favourite? At the weekend, do you like to open a bottle (or two!) to enjoy with family and friends? Whatever your wine drinking habits, if you like wine, you are certain to enjoy this new trivia book. Do you know how the American 'Starboard' wine came to be named? What did the eminent scientist William Lemeck discover about champagne? Who said, "e;Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison is a matter of dosage."e;? The answers can all be found in Wine - 101 Truths, Myths and Legends.With sections on names of wines, champagne, colour, history, labels, quotes, cost, and much more, you can't help but find out some fascinating new facts about wine and the myths and legends surrounding it. Whether red, white or rose is your tipple, and even if you only ever drink champagne, if you like wine and are interested in the facts and figures associated with its production, you won't want to without this book.
Fulham Quiz Book
Fulham Quiz Book
Cowlin, Chris
¥34.24
Is Fulham your local football team or the one you have chosen to support? Do you go to every match? Are you clued up on all the events, people and places that have shaped the club's long history? Then why not find out how much you really know about The Cottagers with this fun quiz book?With 250 thought-provoking questions about all aspects of the club, including the top players and managers, nationalities and playing positions, worthy opponents, club honours, and all those memorable matches from days gone by, this book can't fail to turn up one or two surprises alongside all the well known facts.Packed full of information, The Fulham Quiz Book is certain to score a hit with football fans of all ages, whether you want to impress family and friends with your knowledge or simply find out more about the club. This tribute to the Cottagers is an indispensable guide for all fans of Fulham FC and anyone who is interested in learning about London's oldest professional football team.
Olly Murs Quiz Book
Olly Murs Quiz Book
Cowlin, Chris
¥24.43
Are you a fan of Olly Murs? Do you enjoy listening to his music? Have you followed his journey from X Factor runner-up to award winning pop star and popular TV presenter. If you think you know all about Olly Murs or would like to find out more, The Olly Murs Quiz Book is for you.Which American male singer was Olly's role model whilst growing up? Which song did he sing when he auditioned for The X Factor in 2009? For how many weeks was Olly's song 'Thinking of Me' in the top 10 in the UK single charts? The answers to all these questions and more can be found in this exciting new quiz book.With 100 questions and fascinating facts all about Olly Murs, including many personal details, you are certain to learn something new about the man and his music. This is a must-have book for everyone who supported Olly during his time on The X Factor and all the many fans, old and young, who have watched him grow into a polished performer.
101 Interesting Facts on The Eurovision Song Contest
101 Interesting Facts on The Eurovision Song Contest
Snelgrove, Kevin
¥24.43
Are you a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest? Do you follow all the pre-show build-up and eagerly tune in to watch the contest on television when the big night arrives? Can you remember all the past winners, and losers, who have provided so many golden Eurovision moments? If so, you won't want to be without 101 Interesting Facts on the Eurovision Song Contest. Find out when and where the very first Eurovision Song Contest was held, how many countries took part and what the contest was originally called. Gen up on which country has finished in first and last place the greatest number of times and all the famous artists who have participated in the contest through the years. This book is full of fascinating Eurovision trivia about the performers, compares and participating countries as well as all statistics about the contest, to delight even the most knowledgeable Eurovision fans. If you enjoy the annual singing spectacular that is the Eurovision Song Contest, this book is for you.
Portsmouth Quiz Book
Portsmouth Quiz Book
Cowlin, Chris
¥34.24
Are you a Portsmouth supporter? Do you attend every game and follow the club's progress in the League? Can you name all the great players, past and present, who have passed through the club's doors? If you think you know all there is to know about Pompey, why not put your knowledge to the test with this exciting new quiz book?With 250 thought-provoking questions on all aspects of the club, including honours and history, top goalscorers, playing positions and nationalities and memorable managers, as well as a wealth of information about individual players, The Portsmouth Quiz Book is certain to get you thinking. Even the most dedicated Pompey fans are bound to discover something new.Full of fascinating facts, this quiz book will provide hours of fun for football supporters of all ages and it is an easy way for younger Pompey fans to learn more about the club. Perfect for match day to find out who really knows the most about Portsmouth and to gen up on your favourite team.
Inside King Kong
Inside King Kong
Shephard, Will
¥58.76
When actor Will Shephard turned up at the Beverley Hills offices of Dino De Laurentiis, he expected to be interviewed for a modest role in the great man's next production. "e;My agent told me on the phone that you were looking for actors who could do animal movements, but she didn't tell me what the film was about,"e; said Will. "e;It's King Kong,"e; said the producer. "e;You mean a remake of the 1933 film?"e; "e;Yes."e; "e;What's the role I'm being considered for?"e; "e;It's Kong."e; And so began an extraordinary few months in Will's life as he joined fellow actor and make-up artist Rick Baker to become the one of the 'guys in the ape suit', striding through miniature jungles, wrestling a giant rubber snake, running amok in Manhattan and scaling the World Trade Center. Inside the suit it was fearsomely hot, the special contact lenses made him dizzy and he frequently had to insert a tube through the gorilla mask in order to breathe. But the illusion was perfect: audiences never knew that the highly publicized, forty-foot tall, mechanical Kong that had cost millions of dollars to develop only got a few seconds of exposure, and that on screen for the rest of the movie were Rick and Will, clad in rubber and bear-hide. Inside King Kong is Will's journal of his experiences on the set in 1976. This delightful, engaging and funny account is accompanied by behind-the-scenes photographs that are being published for the first time.
Mitchum, Mexico and the Good Neighbours Era
Mitchum, Mexico and the Good Neighbours Era
White, Liam
¥112.72
Robert Mitchum was one of the most charismatic stars of the 'classic Hollywood' era. His screen persona was the essence of cool: tough but vulnerable, accepting of his fate with languid charm and easy humour. His films have often been seen through the lens of film noir, but they had something else in common too: the characters he played in Out of the Past, The Big Steal, His Kind of Woman, Second Chance, Where Danger Lives, and Angel Face seemed irrevocably drawn to Mexico. Mitchum's sequence of films south of the border coincided with the advent of the 'golden age' of Mexico's own film industry, a new cinematic wave that drew on serious artistic influences from the muralists to Sergei Eisenstein, and that was led by director Emilio Fernandez and cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa whose 1943 film Maria Candelaria, starring former Hollywood siren Dolores del Rio, had won a prize at Cannes. Under the Roosevelt administration's 'Good Neighbour' policy - a wartime effort to court friendly Latin American countries - Hollywood's portrayal of Mexico changed: out went the all-purpose exoticism, where 'south of the border' was a metaphor for the loosening of moral and sexual standards, and in came a more nuanced approach. In this authoritative study, Liam White encourages us to take a fresh look at how Mitchum's films broke with Hollywood convention in the way they depicted Mexico; how Mexico's own film industry boomed, becoming the first example of 'world cinema' to have an impact on the post-War world; and how its success attracted significant US talent - from John Steinbeck to John Ford - to work on bi-national projects.
Dark Tourism of the Bosnian Screen
Dark Tourism of the Bosnian Screen
Alexander, Edward
¥19.52
How is it possible that despite the destruction of its infrastructure during the Siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, Bosnian cinema rapidly rose to claim many of the most prestigious awards in world cinema during the 2000s? Were Bosnian films simply 'better' than those from neighbouring post-Yugoslav countries? Perhaps not. This work proposes that the international success of Bosnian films since the turn of the millennium has been due to how they enact Western prejudices concerning the war and its consequences. Delivering films with national narratives which associate the country with primitiveness and victimhood, Western audiences have engaged in dark tourism of the Bosnian screen.
101 Interesting Facts on Arctic Monkeys
101 Interesting Facts on Arctic Monkeys
Snelgrove, Kevin
¥24.43
Are you a fan of rock band the Arctic Monkeys? Have you followed their career from the early days when the band first gained recognition via the internet through to international success? Would you like to know more about your favourite indie band? 101 Interesting Facts on Arctic Monkeys gives you the chance to pick up some little-known trivia about popular band from Sheffield. What was the original line-up and who was the band's other lead singer with Alex Turner? What NME first did the Arctic Monkeys clock up in 2006? What offer did the Band repeatedly turn down during 2005? Find out the answers in this exciting new book along with many more fascinating facts. Packed with information including many personal details about the individual band members as well as up-to-date news on the Arctic Monkeys' recent projects. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in contemporary music and is a must-have for all Arctic Monkeys' fans.
101 Interesting Facts on The Wanted
101 Interesting Facts on The Wanted
Snelgrove, Kevin
¥24.43
Do you like British boy band The Wanted? Have you followed their career from when they first formed in 2009 through to the current day? Would you like to find out more about Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan? If you answered yes to any of these questions, 101 Interesting Facts on The Wanted is certain to appeal to you. Do you know who is the oldest member of the group? Which artist did The Wanted support on tour in Brazil? What member of the band originally came up with the name, The Wanted? The answers can all be found inside this book, together with many more fascinating facts about your favourite band. Fun and informative, this book includes many personal details about the individual band members as well as up-to-date information about The Wanted's projects, past and present. Gen up on The Wanted so that you can impress your friends with your knowledge. If you are a fan of The Wanted, you won't want to be without this book.
Evading the Issue
Evading the Issue
Field, Amanda J
¥19.52
Tino Balio, in his book The American Film Industry, said that the Production Code meant that American films could not deal with political or social issues 'in an honest and truthful fashion'. This incisive essay tests out the legitimacy of Balio's claims, using The Lost Weekend (directed by Billy Wilder, 1945) as an example of the Hollywood 'problem film'. Rather than treating the film as being an entity with a single, unchanging meaning, it is put into its historical and social context, in particular the commercial context within which the studios were working. The commercial imperatives hardly sat well with the reality of a social problem such as alcoholism and this essay reminds us that the prime aim of the industry was to entertain: many of these 'problem films', therefore, were as honest and truthful within these confines as it was possible to be.
Next Train's Gone!
Next Train's Gone!
Field, Amanda J
¥19.52
In the 1930s, British film producers and critics championed the idea of 'quality' pictures - thoughtful, intelligent films that would project a particular and positive view of Britain. The result was to drive a wedge between 'national' cinema (which reflected middle-class values) and 'popular' cinema (which reflected the working-class values of the majority of cinema audiences). 'Popular' became a term of abuse, particularly directed at comedies, whose roots often lay in music-hall. A very different image of Britain emerges from these comedies, as this insightful analysis of two Will Hay films - Oh Mr Porter (1937) and Ask a Policeman (1939) reveals.
Miss Lou
Miss Lou
Morris, Mervyn
¥73.48
The career of Louise Bennett ('Miss Lou') is an essential component in any reckoning of Jamaican culture. This book offers a brief account of her life (1919-2006): a story of challenges and blessings, of a journey towards national and international acclaim. It draws on a variety of sources, including interviews, archives, academic theses, documentary projects, recorded performances and Louise Bennett's own writings.It also offers an assessment of Miss Lou's contribution to the arts. She was a key figure in the transformation of the Little Theatre Movement pantomime; a generous, well trained actor; an expert creator of Anancy stories; a television personality regularly engaging with children; a distinctive radio commentator; a laughing poet evaluating attitudes, sometimes with complex irony.Miss Lou used Standard English comfortably in many contexts, and did not wish the country rid of it; but she chose in most of her creative work to employ the language most Jamaicans speak. Her ebullient delight in Jamaican Creole spread joy and promoted respect. A diligent researcher into Jamaican heritage, she acknowledged its various streams, but was especially concerned with continuities out of Africa.When the Asian culture and the European culturebuck up on African culture in the Caribbean people,we stir them up and blend them to we flavour,we shake them up and move them to we beat,we wheel them and we tu'n them and we rock themand we sound them and we temper them,and lawks, the rhythm sweet!Her name is frequently invoked by Jamaicans, especially in relation to national identity. As 'Jamaica's First Lady of Comedy' she delighted audiences in many parts of the world, and her publications have been praised internationally.
Rock Metal Quiz Book
Rock Metal Quiz Book
Miles, Peter
¥29.33
Are you a fan of rock metal? Can you name the bands that are synonymous with this type of music and the songs that made them famous? Do you go to the Download Festival on the trail of your favourite rock stars? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you definitely won't want to be without with The Rock Metal Quiz Book.What UK band charted with 'A Graveyard of Empty Bottles'? Who produced Nirvana's seminal album 'Nevermind'? What was the name of Motorhead's 1982 studio album? The answers to these questions and more can all be found in this new quiz book. The 850 questions in this book, some easy, some hard, have been put together to test your knowledge of rock metal bands, their history and their music. Full of information about your favourite groups, individual stars, lyrics, venues and much more, you are sure to find out something you never knew. This fun and entertaining reference guide is a must-have for rock metal fans of all ages.
101 Things You May Not Have Known About Snooker
101 Things You May Not Have Known About Snooker
DT White, John
¥24.43
Are you a snooker fan? Do you play regularly? Are you familiar with the rules and terminology of snooker? Would you like to know more about the professional players who make the game look so easy? If you answered yes to any of these questions you won't want to be without 101 Things You May Not Have Known About Snooker.Do you know how snooker got its name, who is the only player so far to have won the world title at junior, amateur and professional level or which five players have achieved a maximum 147 break at the World Professional Snooker Championships? This fascinating new book has the answers, along with everything you ever wanted to know about snooker, including all the top snooker players past and present, their nicknames, history of the game, championship winners and losers and much more.This book is a must-have for all those who enjoy watching or taking part in this game of skill and would like to learn more about the professional circuit.
Ultimate Doctor Who Quiz Book
Ultimate Doctor Who Quiz Book
Pearson, Adam
¥39.14
Are you a big fan of Doctor Who? Have you watched all of the series from years gone by through to the present day? Can you name the various actors who have played the Doctor from William Hartnell to Matt Smith? If you can tell a Hath from the Heavenly Host and a Sontaran from a Slitheen, you are certain to enjoy this fun new quiz book? What was the title of episode one of the first Doctor story, The Daleks? Who played The Siren in the eleventh Doctor story, The Curse of the Black Spot? What companion has appeared in the most episodes of Doctor Who since its return in 2005? The answers to these brain-teasers and more can all be found inside The Doctor Who Quiz Book. As the iconic series celebrates 50 years of production, have a go at the 500 questions in this book to find out how much you really know about the Doctor. This is a must-have tribute for Doctor Who fans of all ages.
Emeli Sande Quiz Book
Emeli Sande Quiz Book
Cowlin, Chris
¥24.43
Are you a fan of Emeli Sande? Have you followed her rise to fame from early collaborations to singing at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games? Do you know all the words to Emeli's soulful lyrics and like to sing along? If so, you are certain to enjoy this informative new quiz book all about the multi-talented singer-songwriter.What award did Emeli win at the 2012 Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards? Where in the UK was Emeli born? What is unusual about Emeli's music video for her 2012 single 'Clown'? The answers to these questions and many more like them can be found in The Emeli Sande Quiz Book.Packed full of facts about Emeli's amazing career to date, this quiz book contains 100 questions about the award winning star and covers all aspects of Emeli's professional life as well as many personal details. This is a must-have book for anyone who enjoys the music of Emeli Sande or would like to find out more about her.
Beatles Quiz Book
Beatles Quiz Book
Pearson, Adam
¥39.14
Are you a fan of The Beatles? Have you followed the amazing Beatles story from the early days of the band through to individual chart success? Do you know all there is to know about the fab four? If so, what better way to test your knowledge than with the 500 questions in this quiz book, each one designed to find out how much you can recall about the history of The Beatles.This book covers the phenomenal success of the early years through to the band members' individual careers, relationships, families and beyond. The Beatles Quiz Book is packed with information about John, Paul, George and Ringo, including questions on many of their unforgettable hits, bestselling albums, song lyrics and much more.This quiz book is a must-have for anyone who likes the Beatles whether you are new to their music or are a lifelong fan. This tribute will appeal to fans of all ages and anyone interested in finding out about one of the most successful UK bands of all time.
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