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Author: John Ayto
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Series:Oxford Paperback Reference

From ambulance chaser to zoot suit, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of twentieth-century slang. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Dictionary, and packed with illustrative quotations from John Lennon to Woody Allen, it is a comprehensive and entertaining collection of over 5,000 slang word... read more

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A clear, engaging and practical 'how-to' guide to writing a memoir, by Australia's foremost teacher and practitioner of memoir and life writing, Patti Miller.

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Take a fascinating journey from plastic (1909) to podcasting (2004). This vivid picture of the last 105 years is based on John Ayto's critically acclaimed Twentieth Century Words, and was published in hardback as Movers and Shakers: A chronology of words that shaped our age. It offers a selection of the key words added to the... read more

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Author: Bill Bryson
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Series:Popular Penguins

Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue is a hymn to the English language. In examining how a second-rate, mongrel tongue came to be the undisputed language of the globe, Bryson explores English from America to Australia and looks at, among other things, swearing, spelling, spoonerisms and Scrabble. No self-respecting English speaker sho... read more

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The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary provides an authoritative description of Australian and international English that is unrivalled by other concise dictionaries. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with hundreds of new words you won't find in any other dictionary. It provides unmatched coverage ... read more

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Author: Dinah Birch
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Series:Oxford Companions

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which ... read more

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In a convenient and economical format, this dictionary presents over 84,000 definitions, set out in an accessible style, with clear pronunciation guides, and idiomatic phrases listed together at the end of the entry, making them easy to locate. Based on the full Macquarie Dictionary, the Essential is completely up-to-date, wi... read more

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The Australian Advanced Primary Dictionary is a user friendly and comprehensive reference containing more than 50,000 headwords. This dictionary is the essential reference resource for upper primary students aged 10-12 years. The up-to date content covers current words for today's Australian students and includes new words fr... read more

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The perfect answer to the question 'what's been said about this?' This fully revised and updated edition of an Oxford classic is a truly unique reference book which brings together phrases, proverbs, and quotations in a single thematic volume. Apt and memorable sayings are arranged under a wide range of subjects, giving expla... read more

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A completely revised and updated new edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas. Described by Ranulph Fiennes as "The Greatest Book on Earth" and Jon Snow as "a total adventure". Now in its 13th edition the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World continues to be a benchmark of cartographic excellence... read more

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Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 130,000 translations of contemporary Spanish and English. Hundreds of new words from Spanish and English have been added from computing and technology to health and lifestyle, based on findings f... read more

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Why has Fido become a generic term for all dogs? Why did hundreds of people collect dog faeces - and sell it? Dogs never eat other dogs, so why is it a dog-eat-dog world? Did any dogs survive the 'Titanic'? What is a Yorkipoo? Do mad dogs really go out in the midday sun? 'Every Dog Has Its Day' pays homage to man's best frien... read more

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The Pocket Oxford English Dictionary offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words. Includes 6 months' free access to our premium dict... read more

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This small thesaurus offers 120,000 synonyms and antonyms in a quick and easy-to-use thesaurus. Synonyms are arranged in order of their closeness in meaning to the entry word, with the closest one given first and printed in bold type to make it easier to find the sense you're looking for. Improve your vocabulary with our Word... read more

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Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only incl... read more

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The story of music from prehistory to the present day Classical or rock, everyone has their favourite musical style, but how did your top choice come about? Why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in Music, a visual history of the most unifying art form in the world. Every musical revolution from bone flutes ... read more

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The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians.

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The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians.

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This edition of the Macquarie Little Dictionary is based on the acclaimed Fifth Edition of the full Macquarie Dictionary. With over 30,000 definitions, it offers a completely up-to-date coverage of the core vocabulary of Australian English in a very handy format. Many new words and meanings have been added, reflecting the eve... read more

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