If ever there was a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys was it. And now, from the same authors, comes The Pocket Book of Things to Know -- packed with fascinating facts and tantalising trivia. 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' was the book of the year in 2006, inspiring a newfound passion for adventure, fun and all things 'dangerous'. Now the authors have brought together all their facts: fun and frivolous, entertaining and useful, into a 'Pocket Book of Things to Know'. Impress your friends and family with your amazing knowledge of the solar system, your uncanny ability to name the kings and queens of England, your breathtaking brilliance at unravelling codes and ciphers. The Pocket Book of Things to Know will make every man and boy, not to mention the women in their lives, as knowledgeable as they have always wished to be! Key title / The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things to Do was a No. 1 bestseller, staying in the top 3 for 9 weeks to date / The Dangerous Book for Boys was the must-have book for 2006, winning Galaxy Book of the Year. Dominating the top ten for over a year, 17 weeks of which were at number 1, it has sold over 850,000 copies to date / It has become a global phenomenon, also reaching No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list in America in the first week of publication / Packed with fascinating facts and tantalising trivia, this is the perfect gift for Father's Day, school holidays and special occasions; as well as being an ideal self-purchase / Conn Iggulden is the number one bestselling author of the Emperor series and now Wolf of the Plains, book one of the new Conqueror series
Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children. Conn Iggulden is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series. Hal Iggulden was born in 1972. He lives in Leicester and is a theatre director with a love of astronomy, gadgets, dogs and football.
Praise for The Dangerous Book for Boys `The perfect handbook for boys and dads' Daily Telegraph 'Full of tips on how to annoy your parents' Evening Standard 'An old-fashioned compendium of information on items such as making catapults and knot-tying...the end of the PlayStation may have been signalled' The Times 'Just William would be proud. A new book teaching boys old-fashioned risky pursuits...has become a surprise bestseller' Daily Mail 'If you want to know how to make crystals, master NATO's phonetic alphabet...and build a workbench, look no further' Time Out