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To my dear mother Pamela who is forever saying, 'How does he do it!'

The author would like to thank Jon Stock for his invaluable assistance in preparing this book.

First published in Great Britain in 1993 by Pavilion Books Limited, 26 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD.

Copyright © Dominic O'Brien 1993

The moral right of the author has been asserted. Designed by Peter Bridgcwater

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright holder.

The Father of the Bride speech by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson is reproduced by kind permission of The Peters, Frascr & Dunlop Group Ltd and PJB Management.

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 1 85793 1068

Printed and bound in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London.

2468 10 97531

This book may be ordered by post direct from the publisher. Please contact the Marketing Department. But try your bookshop first.

Dominic O'Brien's Management Company: Bob England, Hurricane, 17 Bull Plain, Hertford, Herts SGI4 1DX. Telephone number: 0992 500818.



1: Introduction 7

2: How to remember lists 10

4: How to remember numbers 25

5: The mental diary 37

6: The mental in-tray 42

7: Memory and job interviews 44

8: How to remember speeches 46

9: How to remember directions 50

10: Learning the twentieth century calendar 54

11: How to recall 'lost' chapters of your life 63

12: How to learn languages 66

13: How to remember geographical facts 72

14: How to remember history 81

15: Popular mnemonics 90

16: How to memorize a pack of playing cards 95

17: How to win (always) at Trivial Pursuit 103

18: Memory and sport 108

19: How memory can improve your golf swing 115

20: How memory can improve your chess game 119

21: More on cards - how to memorize thirty-five decks 125

22: Number crunching 128

23: Remembering binary numbers 134

24: How to win at blackjack 139

25: How to beat quiz machines 147

26: Memory and the Greeks 152

27: Famous memory men 159

28: Conclusion 169

Appendix A: Name and face exercises 170

Selected Bibliography 174

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