Andrew Thompson is a bestselling writer. He has written 9 books - 6 trivia books, 1 novel, 1 travel memoir and 1 book about misused words. His latest books 'Why Do Roller Coasters Make You Puke?' and 'Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red' are out now.
Andrew also provides copy-editing and proofreading services.
Read more about Andrew and his books on this site.
LATEST NEWS... TWO NEW BOOKS OUT NOW
Perfect for trivia junkies everywhere, this new collection answers age-old curiosities that will surprise readers with fascinating answers. Why do mosquitoes like some people more than others? Do plants feel pain? Do sharks really have to keep swimming to stay alive? Why are some parts of the body more ticklish than others?
Each page offers another witty response to the questions of our time. From men’s fashion to the meaning of life, from the educational to the entertaining, this book has something for everyone.
You know WHAT they mean. Now, find out the WHY! Read between the lines, Cat got your tongue?, Put a sock in it, Close but no cigar, Bring home the bacon, Caught red-handed, Under the weather, Raining cats and dogs.
English is filled with curious, intriguing and bizarre phrases. This book reveals the surprising, captivating and even hilarious origins behind 400 of them. Perfect for trivia and language lovers alike, this entertaining collection is the ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language.