Schott's Almanac

Author(s): Ben Schott

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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 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; and, 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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One of the stand-out successes of recent Christmases, the new edition of Schott's Almanac is set to storm the bestseller lists again at Christmas 2007.New 1 December publication date will launch an advent calendar-style marketing campaign, to capitalise on this brilliant yearbook's key selling period.The three Schott's Miscellanies have to date sold more than 2 million copies throughout the world.

'A social barometer of genuine historical value' Sunday 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

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 Conde Nast Traveller and the Daily Telegraph, and is now a regular contributor to the New York Times and 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780747584698
  • : 55652
  • : 55652
  • : December 2007
  • : 210mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Schott
  • : Hardback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 032.02
  • : 352
  • : ill