Schott's Almanac 2006

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Ben Schott
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2005 - Almanacs, English - 352 pages
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Schott's Almanacredefines the traditional almanac to present a record the year just past and a guide to the year come. It is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume, that tells the real stories of the year, from the winner of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!to the distribution of income across the British social spectrum, from the Asian Tsunami and its aftermath to Live8 and the crisis of the referenda on the European constitution, and from the death of the Pope to the trial of Michael Jackson.

Section headings are: Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parlimanent & 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. It will combine the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.

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Review: Schott's Almanac 2007

User Review  - Kristian - Goodreads

beautifully typeset and researched, Schott's Almanac is a great piece of pop-culture history. Read full review

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User Review  - Tattered Cover Book Store - Goodreads

This book will tell you about USPS slang, the Hindu Trinity, the FBI's top ten art crimes and the most literate cities of the US (Denver is one of these.) Emily Read full review

About the author (2005)

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, graduating with a double First in 1996. 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 and Tony Blair, to Gordon Brown and Enoch Powell. Now a full-tuime writer, he has columns with a number of publications including Condé Nast Travellerand the Daily Telegraph, and is the author of three highly original and entertaining Miscellanies. He lives in London, and divides his time between Highgate and the British Library.

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