This is the eighteenth annual edition of Debrett's People of Today which sets the scene for the people who are shaping Britain's future. Debrett's People of Today 2005 contains essential information on the 25,000 leading figures in British society. Unlike similar works of reference, Debrett's People of Today does not guarantee entry for life, with each edition being carefully researched, updated and revised. A significant number of the entrants are deselected each year to allow inclusion of many new achievers for the first time. Debrett's People of Today provides the widest possible coverage of any biographical reference book in the UK. Leading figures are included from a range of diverse sectors including business, politics, academia, the arts, media, sports and science. Uniquely, Debrett's People of Today lists the correct way to write to each entrant and provides an invaluable synopsis of Debrett's advice on correct forms of address, titles and decorations. It is this extensive coverage, supplementing the biographical details, that makes Debrett's People of Today the foremost reference tool.