The book is based on a hugely popular Radio NZ show by the same name in which Kate Camp and Kim Hill attempt to answer some of the key questions of classic literature, like:
Who was the most shaggable of Jane Austen's heroines?
Did Napoleon ever make it to Moscow?
Each chapter begins with a synopsis of the work, and then Kate explores some of the central themes in her lively and entertaining style.
This book is not just for classic literature buffs but also for anyone who wants to brush up on their knowledge of some of the great works of history and seem like an instant expert on everything from Jane Eyre, to War and Peace, to Moby Dick.