Ed Cooke


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Agent: Jon Elek
Assistant: Rosa Schierenberg


Ed Cooke grew up in Thame and studied philosophy and psychology at Oxford and at the Rene Descartes University in Paris. Ed is a "Grandmaster of Memory" and has written pieces about memory for the Times, Observer and Guardian. His first book, REMEMBER, REMEMBER, was published in 2008 by Penguin. He lives in Camberwell.


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Penguin (World)

Kings and queens, British prime ministers, American presidents, countries of Europe... We should all know these things - but like me, you're probably resigned to being the kind of person that just never will. Now Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke offers up his memory secrets with a fun, quick and completely unforgettable way to remember the things you thought you never could. But this is no boring Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste. With Ed leading the way on unlikely adventures through people and places, Abraham Lincoln may become a circle of bra-wearing hams linking arms in your mind, and you may well encounter a fridge wearing Calvin Klein underpants. You could also soon find yourself rattling off the prime ministers to a rapt audience and adding, in a knowing tone, 'ah yes, Marquess of Rockingham, Whig I believe?'. What is for sure is that you’ll be bursting with knowledge that will stick in your mind and impress your friends for ever.