This book pulls together the finest writing and the most important stories from the Guardian in 2005. From eyewitness accounts, political commentary, editorials and sports coverage to art criticism, feature pieces and photography, The Guardian Year 2005 provides an informative and lasting chronicle of a year in journalism, at home and abroad. With contributions from some of Britain's best writers and the Guardian's most renowned journalists, including David Aaronovitch, Joan Bakewell, Catherine Bennett, Oliver Burkeman, Jonathan Freedland, Timothy Garton Ash, Jonathan Glancey, Suzanne Goldenberg, Luke Harding, Max Hastings, Simon Hoggart, Ian Jack, Mark Lawson, Ewen Macaskill, Chris McGreal, David McKie, James Meek, George Monbiot, Stephen Moss, Jonathan Steele, Polly Toynbee, John Vidal, Martin Woollacott, Gary Younge, and many more.
Charles Burgess joined the Guardian in 1977, on the sport pages. He has since been travel editor, media editor and is now associate editor.