Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

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"Some people leave a deeper footprint in the sands of time than others. In these pages we have access to their particular stories and identities." Dame Joan Bakewell Discover the most authoritative, entertaining and fascinating range of biographies in a single volume; from princes and presidents to artists, actors and authors. An historical tour de force and a joy to browse, The Chambers Biographical Dictionary includes everyone from Anne Frank to Kim Jong Il via Calvin Klein and Charles Dickensshow more

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  • Paperback | 1680 pages
  • 158 x 246 x 58mm | 1,639.97g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • CHAMBERS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0550106413
  • 9780550106414
  • 481,346

About Chambers

Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative and completely reliable language and reference titles covers English-language dictionaries, thesauruses, bilingual dictionaries, crosswords, puzzles and games and specialist titles on subjects such as biography, quotations, literary characters, science and technology and world history. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.show more

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary is quite easily the best reference book in the world Sunday Telegraph Simply all you need to know about anyone Fay Weldon Incomparably the best The Sunday Times Some people leave a deeper footprint in the sands of time than others. In these pages we have access to their particular stories and identities. It is a rich cornucopia of life experience Dame Joan Bakewellshow more

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