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Top 10 of Everything 2013

By Caroline Ash

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

If you want to know what or who was the best, worse, richest, fiercest, deadliest or simply biggest of practically anything, then this is the book for you, with over 600 lists on a diverse range of subjects. Praise for the book: "The Times" - Just as many pictures, just as much colour, but somehow more fulfilling in its desire to present 10 of everything, whereas Guiness makes do with one.

Biographical Notes

Russell Ash has a degree in anthropology and geography and written and contributed to over 100 successful books, as well as working at a senior level in publishing. He is regularly featured on TV and radio. Location: East Sussex, UK

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600615323
  • Publication date: 15 Sep 2006
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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