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maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach(to play one day)

Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxbridge Questions - John Farndon Very disappointing. This is like a blog you'd follow for a while because of its curious conceit, but would gradually realise didn't really offer much beyond the raw idea. At least with a blog you'd maybe get some wonderful fights going on in the comments, but in book format it's just a pub bore pontificating one table over, with whom you can't even get into a good argument. For a much much better version, get 100 different people to answer each of the questions, and then select the most interesting, surprising, or insightful of each. That could be a book worth reading. This one isn't.

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