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Chambers Biographical Dictionary Paperback Paperback – 26 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 1728 pages
  • Publisher: Chambers (26 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0550106413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0550106414
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 5.7 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 Bakewell)

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All the people you'll ever want to know about


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob bob on 21 Feb. 2014
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All - encompassing biographical content, I haven't found a single person I have wanted to find more about who is not included.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Prudie on 7 Nov. 2013
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This book is very comprehensive and very up to date. A very useful tool for my crosswords. Very pleased I bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susanne on 20 Jan. 2014
This is a very comprehensive reference book which is right up to date. It covers a wide range of people. On account of the high number of entries, it is a weighty book, but definitely worth having.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynicus on 1 Mar. 2014
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For those who are passionate Crossword Puzzle fans this publication is a boon for solving clues about people and what they do or create or produce or star in. I have not given it a full rating because there is no comprehensive cross referenced Index at the end. It seems obvious that one must now buy another companion volume that will allow cross referencing between the two. Even better would be it this volume could be in an electronic device that could be searched.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Campbell on 15 Nov. 2013
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I bought this as an extra for my grandson's 12 birthday. He was not expecting to receive this and was absolutely delighted to get it. Even as a much younger child he was always reading our copy which is much older and will now have to be replaced.

I would recommend this book to everyone regardless of age.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mervyne Dalton on 20 Nov. 2013
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I find the printing a bit pale and the writing a bit small, but information very good. Would recommend it
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Excellent publication with a huge amount f information in it. More pleasant to use that wikipedia. Still nice to use a reference book. Very good for general knowledge crosswords and quizes.
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By David on 4 Nov. 2014
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Nice and compact but lettering somewhat light, needed to change my reading glasses. Bags of information though.
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