Schott's Almanac 2008

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Ben Schott
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2007 - Reference - 352 pages
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Schott's Almanacredefines the traditional almanac to present a record of 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 announcement of Gordon Brown as Britain's new prime minister to Hurricane Dean's devastation of Jamaica, and from the release of the Iranian hostages to the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 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, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.

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Another fascinating edition to Schott's series of miscellanies and almanacs. If you own some of his other stuff, expect a little bit of repetition - but surprisingly, not that much. All the sections ... Read full review

Contents

CHRONICLE _ I 7
58
SOCIETY HEALTH
88
MEDIA as CELEBRITY
114
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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-time writer, he has had columns with a number of publications including Condé Nast Travellerand the Daily Telegraph, and is now a regular contributor to the New York Timesand The Times of London. He is well-known as 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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