Schott's Almanac 2008

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Ben Schott
Bloomsbury, 2007 - Reference - 352 pages
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Schott's Almanac redefines 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 opening of the New Wembley stadium to the announcement of the next prime minister, 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; 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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User Review  - cinesnail88 - LibraryThing

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



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About the author (2007)

Ben Schott was born in North London in 1974. He has worked with the Independent, The Times, the Sunday Times and Reader's Digest , 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 is a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Times of London. Ben 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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