The Twelve Quizzes of Christmas (Paperback)
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The master of the British pub quiz is back to delight and bamboozle us this Christmas
What do these people share in common, Anne Boleyn, Harry Bailey, Ira Gershwin and Peppa Pig?
Legendary quizmaster Frank Paul invites us into our favourite Christmas stories – with a twist.
Try to outwit a cold-blooded child genius in his empty home, save Christmas from the vengeful monster Grod, and enjoy the cheesy romance of Love Factually. From conundrums told entirely in Seussian verse to Die Hard-inspired riddles, Frank’s puzzles offer an anti-social alternative to all the revelry.
All you need for Christmas is Frank!
About the Author
Frank Paul is a fine artist and a superstar in the world of quizzes. He is the author of The Cryptic Pub Quiz. An Only Connect champion, he was proposed to by Victoria Coren Mitchell on TV. He lives in Cambridge where he runs the notoriously difficult Mill pub quiz.
'Frank Paul is a dazzling quizzer.'
— Victoria Coren Mitchell
'The sultan of spoonerisms and the Aga Khan of anagrams.'
— Alex Bellos, Guardian
'There is no other book, to my knowledge, like this one. It is weird and wonderful, bizarre and challenging and thrilling… Frank Paul has created something that defies pigeon-holing… one of the most rewarding books that you could read this year… a quiz book to cherish.'
— Gareth Kingston, All Things Quiz
'I urge you to enter Frank Paul’s world, a more beautiful version of our own.'
— Alan Connor, author of the Joy of Quiz
'Frank Paul’s quizzes are always a devious, diverting delight. This is his magnum opus, a fascinating web of trickery, trivia, high and low culture woven with verve and wit.'
— Stuart Maconie
'Twelve tales of charming complexity.'
— Hugh Stephenson, Guardian crossword editor
‘Frank Paul is an extremely impressive chap and a dazzling quizzer.’ Victoria Coren Mitchell, presenter of Only Connect
‘The love child of Only Connect and Mastermind, born in Discworld.’
— Lisa Thiel, Egghead
'It's brilliant. There is no more perfect book for the more discerning quizzer.'
— Emma Kennedy
'It's like a brilliant escape room had a baby with a cryptic crossword.'
— Darragh Ennis
'I've no idea what is going on in the world that is Frank Paul's brain. But I do enjoy holidaying there.'
— The Enigmatist