- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (16 Nov. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747598428
- ISBN-13: 978-0747598428
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 3.6 x 21.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 647,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Schott's Almanac 2010 Hardcover – 16 Nov 2009
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'A social barometer of genuine historical value.' The 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
About the Author
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. 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 to Tony Blair 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 lives in London.
Top Customer Reviews
As ever, there is the basic report on the year, with facts and figures covering everything from the Oscars to the MP expenses scandal. Colour is added to the reporting, for example the "Sachsgate" incident which lead to the sacking of Russell Brand is introduced with a Brief History of Swearing on Television.
This is all boosted with plenty of random information, such as the surface gravity on the planets and the objects banned from displays at the Chelsea Flower Show (which include, unsurprisingly, garden gnomes).
Packed with just as much information as previous years, this is still a great stocking-filler for Christmas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great book, something you can dip in and out of. Always interesting and made a wonderful gift.Published on 19 Jan. 2010 by Tracey O'driscoll