A Dictionary of Idiocy, by Stephen Bayley, RRP £7.99
A Dictionary of Idiocy is the perfect book to pick up and dip into.
There are interesting facts and quotations packed onto every page.
It is so interesting in fact that you may discover that, having picked this book up to dip into, you have just spent half an hour or more absorbed by its contents!
If you know someone who is a fan of the quirky fact – this is the book for them!
Where else could you learn why we love mountains and why the fear of drinking from skulls was the reason for cremation?
With subjects as diverse as accountants, national identity and sin it is easy to see why Andrew Marr is quoted as saying ‘I am fascinated by this.’