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A book of Desert Island Facts.
on 25 November 2012
This is a companion to the fabulous '70 Years Of Desert Island Discs'. It really is a book for the lovers of facts and figures, and should, ideally, be taken in conjunction with the aforementioned book. Instead of working out who said what, who chose the luxury items or the books, this does it for you. It is pleasurable enough but I do enjoy the detective work of foraging throught the basic words of the guests and putting the pieces together myself from the original sources, where available. This is like having the answers to crossword puzzles in the back when you get stuck. Very tempting to have a sneak but useful.
Nevertheless, a well-produced book that is wonderfully entertaining enough as a stand alone buy and read. Solid, revealing, well-presented and full of fascinating facts and fun from some 3,000 shows. More than a list, more a pick-up and thumb-through collection that will last for years. No annual book of whatsoever that is a dust-collector. Keep it at hand. A mine of information and unlikely to be seen again in the near future (unlike the Guiness Records Books, superb in themselves but always annual).