So I showed it to my firmest critic. It's quite good she said but people are going to come for Fish and Chips, a Drink and a Social Chat - Are you running a Quiz night or an A level exam?
Ho Hum back to the drawing board.
Came the evening - Peter and Diana were organising the menu and collection with their usual efficiency. Whilst they were away we held a warm up quiz which became a bit confused when some souls couldn't remember which syndicate they were helping. On the dot at 9.15, Peter and Diana arrived with the fish and chips from Superfish and the serious business of consumption began to the accompaniment of the Last Night of the Proms.
Cleared away, out with the pens and paper and our members tackled the main quiz with their usual amalgam of enthusiasm, knowledge and cheating (Joan was offered £5 for the answers - the quizmaster would have settled at three). After questions ranging from the Olympics, America and Entertainment to Lighthouses, the "Ferrari" syndicate, firing on all cylinders, passed everybody on the run in to score a notable victory.
Well, I enjoyed it - I think everybody else did - at least I wasn't lynched for the odd mistake (apologies Capt Hastings).
PS. Mary, please do the next one!
PPS. Second-hand Quiz book for sale - one careful owner.