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The Quiz Masters

Inside the world of trivia, obsession and million dollar prizes

Brydon Coverdale

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Allen & Unwin
31 May 2022
'This romp through the world of TV quizzes is F for Fourier Series Fantastic!' ADAM SPENCER
'Australian quiz culture has found its Herodotus
* in Brydon Coverdale. And if you say otherwise, par-bouw!' [
*Father of History] DAVID ASTLE, word-nerd and dictionary bloke on SBS's Celebrity Letters and Numbers

'I didn't think a book about quiz shows could be funny and moving. I was a fool. Loved it.' MARK HUMPHRIES

'Brydon Coverdale's The Quiz Masters takes the money and the box.' DAVID HUNT

'A breezily written guided tour through the world of Australian quiz. Irresistible!' KEN JENNINGS

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Brydon Coverdale did, and dedicated himself to outsmarting quiz masters on every Australian TV and radio trivia format he could - until he became so successful, he was hired by The Chase to stop others from winning.

The Quiz Masters is his fascinating, charming and funny memoir of how he played the game, along the way giving us a how-to guide for anyone who aspires to win a million dollars. As Brydon takes us through his own quizzing journey, he also reveals the psychology behind ordinary people who are prepared to gamble, under maximum pressure, in front of huge audiences, with only their brain in their armoury, and reveals how the great champions developed their special tricks of the trade.

The Quiz Masters truly takes us behind the scenes of a world that's both hugely familiar yet intriguingly unknown.
By:  
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   452g
ISBN:   9781761065507
ISBN 10:   1761065505
Pages:   368
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

As 'The Shark', Brydon is a star of The Chase, which reaches 470,000 viewers a night and, unprecedentedly, is a pre-news show that outrates all primetime TV. He also has a daily picture-bylined quiz in the Herald-Sun, Daily Telegraph, Advertiser and Courier-Mail newspapers, and another column in the nationwide rural newspaper The Weekly Times (circulation 450,000). He is also a regular on David Astle's ABC radio program. Since childhood, Brydon competed in TV game shows such as Sale of the Century, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Chase, before poacher turned gamekeeper. He was also a high-profile columnist for Cricinfo, the world's biggest cricket website.

Reviews for The Quiz Masters: Inside the world of trivia, obsession and million dollar prizes

'This romp through the world of TV quizzes is F for Fourier Series Fantastic!' ADAM SPENCER


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