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Ben Schott born London 1974. The son of a neurologist and a nurse achieved a double First from Cambridge. Schott's Almanac was first published in 2005 and is now a bestselling reference book published annually. Discover Schott's Almanac
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Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
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The Fifth Heart Dan Simmons
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The Snow Kimono Mark Henshaw
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Debuts of the Month
Before I Go Colleen Oakley
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What She Left T. R. Richmond
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The it Girl Katy Birchall
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Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey
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