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The Quintessential Quizbook: Being a Compendium of Curious Words, Derivations, Literary Allusions, and Little-Known Oddities of Fact and Fiction
The Quintessential Quizbook Being a Compendium of Curious Words Derivations Literary Allusions and Little-Known Oddities of Fact and Fiction
Author: Norman G. Hickman
The title says it all about this interesting trivia book. It is a compendium of little-known oddities of fact and fiction that will confuse and amuse you. Some of the facts have become outdated since the book was published in 1979 (e.g. Who is the only movie star to appear on a postage stamp? The book incorrectly sites Grace Kelly on the stamps ...  more »
ISBN: 160751
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 280
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Paperback
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I like this book. It is a compendium of little-known oddities of fact and fiction that will have you confused and amused. Some of the facts have become outdated since the book was published in 1979 (e.g. Who is the only movie star to appear on a postage stamp? The book incorrectly sites Grace Kelly on the stamps of Monaco. The United States alone has since issued a plethora of stamps with movie stars as part of the Legends of Hollywood Series beginning with Marilyn Monroe in 1995.) Nevertheless, there is much here to test your knowledge of both common and obscure facts. The book is great fun and nicely organized with questions organized by subject matter on the facing page with the answers on the reverse of the same sheet. If you like trivia, youll love this book.


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