After the happy head scratching over
his Somerset Quiz Book, and by public
demand, it’s high time for Charles Wood
to become quizzical again and do his level
best to tease and entertain once more in
this Somerset Quiz Book Mark 2.
Full of helpful hints and nudges, and with
200 questions ranging from arty-farty to local
verbiage, and from sporting prowess to pure
buggerbiddle, this new Somerset tester will
earn further degrees of enlightenment.
Ideal for pub quiz cribbers, this is, above all
else, another essential refresher for natives
whose history, geography, and just about
everything else, leans toward ciderous
befuddlement in a county to be proud of.
Delve under the surface, peer at the small
print of history, and Charles Wood is the
first to admit that Somerset is a little bit
special. This is the power of understatement
from a chap whose passion for scribbling
snippets over his many years as a
documentary filmmaker, writer and radio
broadcaster shines out from these quizzical
Charles Wood gave up the legal
profession yearning for the artistic life.
For the past
twenty years he
has just about
avoid wearing a
tie to work or
Instead, he has
preferred to eke
out an existence
in the Somerset
custom of self-employment.
Author of the acclaimed Charles
Wood’s Somerset Quiz Book, How to Survive
in Somerset, Surviving Another Somerset Year,
Exmoor Amour and Bats, Pads and Cider,
Charles has also found time to be full-time
dad of four, a successful documentary
filmmaker, an illustrator, a writer of fairy
tales, a part-time college lecturer, a parttime
school teacher, an occasional broadcaster
on BBC Somerset Sound, and a
director of Somerset Film and Video.
He now admits to his enjoyment of
cricket and poddling through the lighter
side of life’s rich tapestry relieved that he
has never been bankrupt.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 119 7, paerback, 248x174mm, 96 pages. Published October 2011.