This is well presented and full of information. If you've bought any of the previous almanacks you know what your getting, but for those who don't here goes. This is not your typical trivia book, full of ALL the winners of the FA Cup and ALL the presidents of the United States which you will need for a typical pub quiz. But it's still full of facts and information. There is still pub quiz type things in there, like the kings and queens of England, Scotland and Great Britain/UK. As well as giving you information on the countries of the world (Leader and flags as well as such things as climate and terrain, for example).
But the things that this book has that most AtoZ's don't have is information on organanisations, sports bodies and charties and societies for example. This book comes out with information on the royal family (finacial details, military titles as well as selected family tree's), the peerage, parliment (including all the 2010 general election results, the european parliment results and the all the regional goverment results), law and order, education, health, social welfare, religion, the enviorment, heritage, banking and finace, and the media, as well as much more.
There's also a section called 'the world' with gerneral information and figures. They have a similar thing on time and space. A section on The Year 2009-10, which tells you about the year in diffrent area's archaelology to opera. The book finishes off with a general reference section with weight and measures, the periodic table, nobel prize winners and abbreviations.
That sums up roughly what's in the book. It is well written, researched and put together. It is a brilliant reference book and I'm glad I spent my money on it.
P.S. My cover is different. I did get it somewhere else but it has the correct ISBN number and the correct number of pages, so you should get the same information.