Statistics that manage to be informative and provocative are well worth collecting. Fact File 2001 is the 12th edition of a useful collection of hundreds of charts displaying social trends in the UK and abroad. How often gamblers lose money, when houses get burgled, which countries have the most regular readers of books (New Zealand beats us easily), the relative importance attached to owning a omputer - these are only a tiny handful of the fascinating facts here, which can be pored over in silence or used in enjoyable argument.
Fact File 2001 costs pound;37.50, or pound;29.95 for an annual subscription. It is published by Carel Press, 4 Hewson Street, Carlisle CA2 5AU. Tel: 01228 538928. Fax: 01228 591816. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.carelpress.com