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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020266
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Homework for Grown-ups

Everything You Learnt at School... and Promptly Forgot




Quirky but practical, nostalgic yet timely, a brilliantly informative and entertaining book of old-school knowledge for grown-ups, complete with test papers

Don't know your isosceles from your equilateral? Forgotten what actually happened in 1066? Do you know when you've left a participle hanging? And are you left slack-jawed when your children ask you what 'quid pro quo' means? Bewildered already? Fret no longer. HOMEWORK FOR GROWN-UPS is a brilliantly informative and entertaining book of old-school knowledge for adults. It swots up on mathematics (covering algebra, Pythagoras' theorem, prime numbers and the Fibonacci sequence), English grammar and literature (do you know how to read a poem?), chemistry and the sciences (including the Big Bang theory), geography (can you name the planets in order?), history (how to remember the kings and queens of Britain, plus the Romans and the Magna Carta), art, Latin, modern languages, PE, home economics, and much more. HOMEWORK FOR GROWN-UPS is packed with essential facts, figures and theories, along with fun but challenging test papers to keep you on your toes and reignite those dormant braincells. A practical and wonderfully nostalgic revision guide for adults, HOMEWORK FOR GROWN UPS will entertain while exercising the mind - and might even equip parents to handle their child's homework without humiliation.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020266
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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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