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I Used to Know That

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 198x129mm

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Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781843173090

Categories: Reference

About the Book

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 01/09/2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781843176558

Categories: Reference

About the Book

Publication Date: 15/12/2010

Price: £4.99

ISBN: 9781843176060

Categories: Reference

About the Book

About the Author

Caroline Taggart worked in publishing as an editor of popular non-fiction for thirty years before being asked by Michael O'Mara Books to write I Used to Know That, which became a Sunday Times bestseller. Following that she was co-author of My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?), and wrote a number of other books about words and English usage. She has appeared frequently on television and on national and regional radio, talking about language, grammar and whether or not Druids Cross should have an apostrophe.

Her website is and you can follow her on Twitter @citaggart.


  • 'Amusing but useful... I am not the only one planning to keep it on my desk to avoid any intellectually embarrassing moments', The Scotsman
  • 'a droll personal audit of how much - or how little - of school learning lingers on into later life... it is not only fun to dip into, it is a mine of useful information... It's all there, easily found, clearly laid out', The Oldie
  • 'This is a fascinating book... it will no doubt be a great source of entertainment around many a dinner table', She
  • 'A fun and witty collection of snippets of information we 'used to know' from school', Essentials
  • 'This is an absorbing volume of familiar facts and figures you may well have forgotten... If the answers are just out of reach, but you know them really, this is the book for you', Sainsbury's Magazine
  • 'It is a fascinating read and you might even learn a few things you missed out on first time around', Townswoman Magazine
  • 'It covers everything we should remember from school but don't', The Western Mail
  • 'could help you connect with your childhood, boost your brainpower and remind your kids just how clever you are', Irish News
  • '[an] entertaining rag-bag of a book, a sort of cocktail of half-remembered things from your schooldays', Birmingham Evening Mail