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Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 9th edition Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011

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  • Hardcover: 1728 pages
  • Publisher: Chambers; 9 edition (Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0550106936
  • ISBN-13: 978-0550106933
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 5.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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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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Just about all the people who really matter in one handy and endlessly browsable book.

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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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I upgraded from the 5th edition to the new 9th edition.The older one boasts 20,000 entries but the new one only 18,000. So who has been deleted and on what basis. As I use the book mainly for crossword solving this could be a worry causing me to keep the old version alongside the new. The more frustrating aspect is the small typeface and the faint print. This is still an outstanding book but some people may need to consider buying a magnifying glass in order to decipher the small print.
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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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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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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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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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This book is full of very useful facts. One drawback, however, is the very small print, but I was warned of this before purchase. The other drawback is some difficulty in finding facts as there is no alphabetical listing to the index and it is not always clear regarding under what heading your required information can be found.
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The best book on my bookshelf - what an absolute mine of information !! A copy should be in everyone's library.....
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