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    Description"Schott's Almanac" is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year. Section headings are: Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parliament & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, "Schott's Almanac" offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of "Have I Got News for You".

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    Schott's Almanac 2011
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Schott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747599517
    ISBN 10: 0747599513

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: WDKX, GBCY
    DC22: 032.02
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    DC22: 031
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    Edition statement
    2011 ed.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    08 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Ben Schott was born in North London in 1974. He was educated at University College School. Hampstead, and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he read Social and Political Sciences. He has worked with the Independent, The Times, the Sunday Times, Reader's Digest and Sunday Business, amongst many others and has photographed celebrities from Hugh Grant to Tony Blair and Enoch Powell. Now a full-time writer, he has had columns with a number of publications including Conde Nast Traveller and the Daily Telegraph, and is now a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Times of London. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    'A social barometer of genuine historical value.' The Times 'A record of historic reference, chronicling the past year's important events... punctuated with unpredictably diverting statistics.' Guardian 'Schott hits the spot.' Evening Standard 'The ultimate book of lists, brilliantly, if eccentrically, presented and edited. Never has trivia been more entertaining.' Daily Mirror