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The Avengers celebrates diamond anniversary with ‘official quiz book’

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The Avengers celebrates diamond anniversary with ‘official quiz book’

Roy Bettridge – in co-operation with Studiocanal UK –  is delighted to present the official quiz book on the popular 1960’s television series, The Avengers celebrating its diamond anniversary.

Testing the knowledge of hardcore fans and enthusiasts, the book will also welcome the newcomers to the world of John Steed and his glamorous sidekicks where the only items needed to save the world are charm, elegance, high kicks and a glass of champagne.

Enter the Ministry of Fandom and test yourself with a variety of subjects that embraced this fantastic, stylish and popular ABC Television series which aired on ITV in the sixties.

Find out what rainy day item John Steed never without and ponder questions such as ‘Honor Blackman knocked out a wrestler – true or false?’ Indulge in all manner of puzzles from word searches to Sudoku; each one celebrating the enduring appeal of The Avengers. This book is packed with facts to challenge and delight the older fans and intrigue the fresh fancies to the series; a points system will ensure some healthy competition and remember to keep score! The ranking decides your entry level to the Ministry.

The foreword to this book is provided by Dame Joanna Lumley; model, actress, writer, and campaigner; Dame Joanna is a national treasure. From Purdey in The New Avengers to Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous she is a legend of stage and screen. Alongside acting, she has presented travelogues on the Nile and Japan respectively and achieved phenomenal success as supporter for the Ghurka Fight for Justice.

Author Roy Bettridge has been a fan of The Avengers for nearly thirty years standing and has not only used the show as his muse for his own books but has contributed to two Avengers charity projects; Avengerworld edited by Alan Hayes and Stay Tuned to The Avengers by Dave Rogers. Writing since the age of 15, he has independently produced 8 titles available from all good stockists.

The Afterword is provided by Sam Clemens; son of the late writer and The Avengers series producer Brian Clemens, Sam has worked creatively in theatre and independent film. Sam is following in his late father’s legacy with The Avengers and has successfully directed and featured in the series audio products for Big Finish.

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