Terry O'Brien is an academic and a quiz enthusiast who has written several books on the English language. He believes in the three Rs of learning: Read. Record. Recall.
Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the dog), published in 1889, is the hilarious account of three men, a dog and their boating holiday on the Thames. Originally intended to be a serious travel guide, the book is now known for its compelling humour and gentle mockery of English society in the 1880s.