Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxford and Cambridge Questions

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9781848311329: Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxford and Cambridge Questions

"Brings together the toughest, most esoteric examples of the genre and . . . sketches out winning responses to each."—Daily Telegraph

Is nature natural? What books are bad for you? What percentage of the world's water is contained in a cow? Deftly exploring the twisting paths your mind can take when really made to think, John Farndon provides a sparkling tour de force through lateral thinking from philosophy to physics and literature to logarithms.

John Farndon is a best-selling author and Cambridge graduate.

Libby Purves, OBE, is a BBC radio presenter, Times journalist, novelist, and Oxford graduate.

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About the Author :

John Farndon: John Farndon is a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, and the highly successful author of numerous books.

Libby Purves: Libby Purves OBE is a graduate of St. Anne's College, Oxford, and a radio presenter, journalist, and novelist.

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'As well as putting your smug relatives to the test, this book is an entertaining way of encouraging unusual thought and debate.' -- Oldie 'A great book to dip into... you can hardly stop yourself wanting to see the next question.' -- Evan Davis, BBC Radio 4, Today 'John Farndon has compiled one of the most thought-provoking and unique quiz books from the very questions posed in Oxbridge interviews in recent years. The questions will challenge even the most ardent of QI fans as we find ourselves on the receiving end.' -- Burton Mail 'Light-hearted and informative quiz book.' -- Woman and Home Magazine 'A fascinating little book.' -- Lizzy Siddal, Lizzy's Literary Life blog

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