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Women On The Move Presents: Worth Reading! With JOHN MITCHINSON!

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Each week, Women On The Move will review and discuss the latest book "Worth Reading". The show will also feature new authors, established authors, and want-to-be authors from time to time. If it's worth reading, it will be discussed here! Tonight's special guest is JOHN MITCHINSON!! John Mitchinson is the head of research for the British television panel game QI, and is also the managing director of Quite Interesting Limited. He is co-writer of the QI series of books with the show's creator John Lloyd. The two men are normally referred to as "The Two Johns" and are seen as the main controllers of QI, as they do most of the research of the show. Mitchinson acted as an associate producer for the first series. For several years Mitchinson was also director of the QI Club, which was situated at 16 Turl Street, Oxford. Under his management the building consisted of a bookshop, a café-bar and a vodka bar, as well as a number of rooms devoted to use by the private members club. After the success of the [QI] TV series, Mitchinson went on co-author with QI's creator John Lloyd the QI Annuals for 2008 and 2009; as well the main QI books: These being The Book of General Ignorance, The Book of Animal Ignorance, Advanced Banter, a book of quotations, and The QI Book of the Dead. As of November 2008, reported that the Book of General Ignorance was fourth in its five best selling titles in the ten years it has been in operation, behind the two last Harry Potter novels and The Dangerous Book for Boys. For the ten years before QI, Mitchinson was a book publisher, running the Harvill Press, Cassell & Co and acting as Deputy Publisher of the Orion Group, now the UK’s third largest publisher. Prior to that he spent six years as Marketing Director of Waterstone’s the booksellers.