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  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786332011
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99
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The Book of the Year 2019




The team behind hit podcast No Such Thing as a Fish return with another eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn't know you'd lived through.

The Book of the Year is back, with yet another pro-rogues gallery of the most amazing, audacious and absolutely absurd news of 2019.

Once again the fact-finding foursome behind the podcast No Such Thing As A Fish have been newspaper-trawling and website-crawling to create your ultimate guide to the past twelve months.

Learn which of Donald Trump’s claims are so bizarre they can’t even be fact-checked. Find out why every single French MP received camembert in the post. And get to the bottom of all the improvements made to the Ford company’s robotic bum. All this and much, much more, including the news that:

· Two tourists planning to visit the Norwegian village of Å, ended up 1,310km away, in Aa.
· Five guys were arrested at a branch of Five Guys.
· Hollyoaks was partly written by the British government.
· The US town of Hell froze over.

From Assange to Zuckerberg, taking in Cardi B, CCTV, D-Day, and eSports, The Book of the Year is the only book you need to make senseof the year, no matter how senseless it might have seemed.

  • Pub date: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786332011
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

Praise for The Book of the Year 2019

“Another fine book of odd stories from No Such Thing As A Fish. I look forward to next year’s edition.”

Daily Express

“The Book Of The Year 2019 is a treat for all the ages. It's stuffed with fascinating facts from the past twelve months . . . genuine talent and bucketloads of personality . . . It's intellectual but always warm-hearted”

British Comedy Guide

“Great fun, ideal to pick up and absorb in bite-sized chunks. Plus it might make a welcome change from buying the Guinness Book Of World Records every year *****”

How It Works

“You can really dip in anywhere and be sure of finding something unexpected and amusing . . . the authors always remain curious and excited: for all their comic strengths, they are never too cynical to be fascinated. Despite everything, they still regards the world as a place of wonder”

Mail on Sunday