Russell Ash - Top 10 of Britain - Octopus

Top 10 of Britain

250 quintessentially British lists

By Russell Ash

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The Top 10 series is a well-established and bestselling brand, with Top 10 of Everything 2008 so far selling over 40,000 copies in the UK alone. Its latest spin-off, Hamlyn's Top 10 for Men, was reprinted only one month after publication, having featured in the Bestseller charts in the run-up to Father's Day.

From the bestselling author of "Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything" series comes a special collection of 250 unique lists that observe of the idiosyncrasies of our Isles and encompass everything British. Discover hundreds of essential, intriguing and bizarre facts about your country's most iconic subjects, including: the 10 most produced plays by Shakespeare; 10 defunct British national holidays; the 10 longest seaside piers; the 10 lowest-scoring UK Eurovision entries; the 10 latest winners of the World Conker Championships; the 10 first performed Gilbert & Sullivan operas; the Top 10 singles of all time banned by the BBC; 10 unusual British laws; the Top 10 Tesco's lines; the 10 latest winners of the Pub of the Year award ...plus 240 other fascinating lists in this at-a-glance guide to what makes Britain great.

Biographical Notes

Russell Ash has written and contributed to over 100 successful books, including over 20 years of Top 10 of Everything, Top 10 for Men, Whitaker's World of Facts and Great Wonders of the World. He is regularly featured on TV and radio.

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  • ISBN: 9780600622512
  • Publication date: 05 May 2009
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  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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"A must for fact fans" - Daily Mirror
"Dazzle friends with knowledge from this gem" - Heat
"Fulfilling in its desire to present 10 of everything, whereas Guiness makes do with one" - The Times
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