James Walton has written and hosted 17 series of BBC Radio 4's books quiz, The Write Stuff. He also writes questions for BBC2's Only Connect and contributes a weekly quiz to the FT Weekend magazine. He is the books editor of Reader's Digest and reviews books for the Spectator, The Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and The New York Review of Books. His previous books are The Faber Book of Smoking and Sonnets, Bonnets and Bennetts- A Literary Quiz Book.
Quite possibly the greatest social lubricant since the invention of alcohol. An absolute delight -- John Preston, author of A Very English Scandal How nice it would be if the family would sit around the Boxing Day fireside considering the questions in affable competition * Daily Telegraph on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' * A must for those who think they know their literature . . . includes the unexpected, alongside the more serious * Independent on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' * Fiendish, funny and endlessly surprising, James Walton has provided the perfect volume for anyone who loves books, relishes a quiz or just fancies showing off at a dinner party -- Mark Billingham, bestselling author of the Tom Thorne novels on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' The perfect gift for the sort of person (like me) who shouts the answers at University Challenge -- Lynne Truss, bestselling author of 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts'