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A compact guide to the spelling and meaning of words in the English language today. Mini format makes it the perfect size for the briefcase or bag.

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Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary Italian and English. Hundreds of new words from Italian and English have been added from computing and technology to health and lifestyle, based on findings f... read more

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Author: Margaret Drabble
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Series:Oxford Companions

The acclaimed sixth edition of the classic guide brought right up to date Includes topics such as the literature of science, censorship, Anglo-Indian literature, gay and lesbian literature, New Criticism Over 140 contributors, including Lisa Appignanesi, Gillian Avery, Chris Baldick, Kate Clanchy, Jonathan Coe, Penelope Fit... read more

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The Chambers Dictionary is established as the dictionary of choice for all word-lovers and crossword enthusiasts. It is known for its comprehensive coverage of English and for its tradition of including the occasional light-hearted definition in its pages. Alone among modern single-volume dictionaries, it retains an interest ... read more

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The definitive guide to modern manners in Australia.

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Author: Robert Allen
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 Reference

Series:Oxford Paperback Reference S.

This invaluable reference work offers the best advice on English usage, drawing on the unrivalled resources of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme and language monitoring. This second edition of the Pocket Fowler harks back to the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Fowler, born 150 year... read more

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Author: Collins
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 Reference

Series:Collins GEM

This latest edition of Collins Greek Gem Dictionary comes with a new Phrasefinder supplement, making it the perfect choice for anyone needing a portable, up-to-the-minute Greek dictionary. Features include: * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a new menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout with ... read more

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A comprehensive guide to contemporary conduct, from Britain's leading experts on manners and etiquette.

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'If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood.' Frank McCourt The international bestseller, reissued and with a new introduction. A witty, entertaining, impassioned guide to perfect punctuation, for everyone who cares about precise writing. When social histories come to be written of the first decade of ... read more

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This new edition of the Oxford Italian Mini Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases, and 60,000 translations. Now in colour and with an extended phrasefinder, this dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel and quick reference. The latest words in... read more

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The foremost single volume authority on the English language, the Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today. It is informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the two-billion-word Oxford Engli... read more

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The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely... 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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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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Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. With over 1,000 new quotations from all media, it's easy to find hilarious quotes on subjects ranging from Argument to Diets, from Computers to The Weather. Add sparkle to your speeche... read more

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How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught - and getting it wrong is the stuff of comedy at best and humiliation at worst. Thankfully, S... read more

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Based on the full Macquarie Dictionary, which is in its sixth edition, the Compact is completely up-to-date. In a convenient format, it features: * more than 50,000 words and phrases * more than 75,000 definitions * up-to-date items * clear pronunciations * idiomatic phrases.

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A compact, practical and comprehensive mini dictionary, which provides full coverage of the core vocabularies of Latin and English. New Latin words have been added from the writings of Plautus and Terence, and from the study of Silver Latin. With 25,000 words and phrases, and 50,000 translations, full grammatical information... read more

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Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his st... read more

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