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  • Published: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099540021
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

Homework for Grown-ups

Everything You Learnt at School... and Promptly Forgot




Don't know your isosceles from your equilateral? Forgotten what actually happened in 1066? Any idea why the sky is blue? This bestselling bible of old-school knowledge for grown-ups has all the answers.

Homework for Grown-ups will entertain while exercising the mind and equip you to handle your child's lockdown home-schooling without humiliation.

Any idea why the sky is blue?

Confused about chromosomes?

Don't know your isosceles from your equilateral?

Forgotten what actually happened in 1066?

And are you left slack-jawed when your children ask you what 'quid pro quo' means?

With lessons in mathematics and algebra, English language and literature, chemistry and the sciences, geography, history, Latin, modern languages and more, Homework for Grown-ups... is packed with essential information, facts, figures and theories, along with fun but challenging test questions to keep you on your toes and reignite those long-dormant brain-cells.

'An obvious candidate to take to a desert island, along with Shakespeare and the Bible' Daily Telegraph

  • Published: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099540021
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

About the authors

Elizabeth Foley

Elizabeth Foley is an author and editor living in London. With Beth Coates she is the author of Homework for Grown-ups,Advanced Homework for Grown-ups and the Homework for Grown-ups Quiz Book. Shakespeare for Grown-ups was published in 2014.

Beth Coates

Beth Coates is an author and editor living in London. With Elizabeth Foley she is the bestselling author of Homework for Grown-ups, Advanced Homework for Grown-ups and The Homework for Grown-ups Quiz Book. Shakespeare for Grown-ups was published in 2014.

Praise for Homework for Grown-ups

An obvious candidate to take to a desert island, along with Shakespeare and the Bible

Daily Telegraph

Feel like you’ve forgotten everything you learned at school? Then this subject-by-subject guide, with tests, is for you

Observer

They write in a clear, brisk, no-nonsense style, and strike a perfect balance between seriousness and fun. It’s a glorious opportunity to dust the cobwebs from your brain

Mail on Sunday

Relentlessly jolly-hockey-sticks on 10 subjects from maths to PE

Independent

After just a few pages of this you will be reminded of forgotten facts. You may even end up teaching your child a thing or two

Sun

Irresistable

The Lady

A decent reference book

Alastair Mabbott, Herald

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