Our very own 'national treasure' (as declared by John Humphrys) David Crystal brings us yet another quintessential knowledge compendium. The new edition of "The Penguin Factfinder" has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent changes in politics, sport, culture and the arts to the end of 2006. In an age where information is easy to find but hard to verify, Crystal brings us a refreshingly straightforward resource. "The Penguin Factfinder" is about facts - no jargon or flowery descriptions, no error messages or anonymous sources - just the basic facts from one of Britain's most trusted and authoritative information providers. We believe every word to be true. Where else can you get a guarantee like that?
David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over ninety books, including many for Penguin, and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is also the editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia. He lives in Holyhead, Anglesey.