If you found maths lessons at school irrelevant and boring, that’s because you didn’t have a teacher like Bobby Seagull.
***As seen on Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain***
Long before his rise to cult fandom on University Challenge, Bobby Seagull was obsessed with numbers. They were the keys that unlocked the randomness of football results, the beauty of art and the best way to get things done.
In his absorbing book, Bobby tells the story of his life through numbers and shows the incredible ways maths can make sense of the world around us. From magic shows to rap lyrics, from hobbies to outer space, from fitness to food – Bobby’s infectious enthusiasm for numbers will change how you think about almost everything.
Told through fascinating stories and insights from Bobby’s life, and with head-scratching puzzles in every chapter, you’ll never look at numbers the same way again.
Truly mind-blowing... Entertaining, playful and gloriously readable
Bobby is probably the best-known maths teacher in the UK
Leading authors share their memories for Libraries Week 2019.
Bobby Seagull loves a good quiz (he was a contestant on University Challenge after all!). As demonstrated in his book The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers, his strong suit is maths, but now he’s challenging your knowledge of books. Can you get through this fiendishly difficult quiz?