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Author: John Ayto
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 Reference

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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"Roget's Thesaurus" ranks as one of the greatest English language reference works, used for generations by anyone looking for help in order to write a letter, prepare a speech, solve a crossword, or write any manner of prose or poem. Its sales exceed 32 million copies. This edition has been revised and updated to include all ... read more

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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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Series:Collins GEM

This latest edition of Collins' multimillion-selling dictionary comes with a newly updated Phrasefinder supplement making it the perfect choice for anyone needing a portable, up-to-the-minute Italian dictionary. Features include: / All the latest words in both languages, such as e-ticket, renewable in English, and faccina, r... 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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 Reference

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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Experience of living and a desire to write are what qualify you to write a life story, the author argues. Her book is about the psychological and spiritual journey of "writing the self", and provides techniques for getting started, handling perspective and bringing experiences to life.

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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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Providing vocabulary-building opportunities, the pictures and labels in this book promote direct association of the Italian word to ensure effective learning. The text has been updated, and there are also a number of new illustrations.'

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Chambers Card Games includes a wide-ranging selection of almost 100 card games: setting out the rules, explaining how to play and offering strategies and hints. Clear and concise, this new fully-illustrated collection is authoritative yet - as importantly - great fun. There's a glossary, a history of card games, advice on car... read more

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In this book: Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities f... read more

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Every word counts! An essential resource for all Scrabble players. This major new edition of Collins Scrabble Dictionary is fully updated to include all the words of up to nine letters in the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words. This book includes all playabl... 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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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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This ambitious volume, newly available in paperback, explores the rich history of the book, one of the most efficient, influential and enduring technologies ever invented. For more than 2,500 years, the book, in a wide range of forms, has been used to document, to educate and to entertain. The eminent authority Martyn Lyons c... read more

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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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"The Little Red Writing Book" is a book on technique, style, craft and manners for everyone who writes and wants to do it better. It is a manual of good diction, composition, sentence craft, paragraph design, structure and planning. Enriched by examples of fine prose from great writers including Tim Winton; flush with exercis... read more

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