is remarkable, cramming an extraordinary wealth of fact, analysis and speculation into its pages...the great almanac remains Pears.
About the Author
Dr Chris Cook has been editing Pears' Cyclopaedia since 1977: the year of the Queen's silver jubilee, James Callaghan and The Clash. The world has changed since then, but Pears is still the only book of its kind to be updated and revised annually.
Dr Cook is helped in his daunting yearly task of overseeing a varied team of expert contributors - and condensing their wisdom into one volume - by his love of reference books, the compulsive reading of every kind of newspaper, and his formidable academic record in creating historical works that have been translated into a dozen languages (from Spanish to Korean). He receives letters from Pears fans all around the world, who have long seen the book as a trusted friend.