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Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines nov... 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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The Superior Person's Field Guide is a call for the return to simple, straightforward words that say what they mean and mean what they say. Most of us know that 'downsizing' means that you're about to be fired, but have you ever heard its business-speak cousins 'offshoreable' or 'cash-flow episode'? With his customary wit and... 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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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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This is the first and only edition to be developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the world's leading Shakespeare theatre company. It is illustrated with photographs of performances chosen by RSC Directors. It is beautifully packaged, with clear, reader-friendly single-column page design on crisp white paper. It fe... 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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These books are an excellent way to encourage language learning for beginners. Each book contains an online pronunciation guide through the Usborne Quicklinks website. With 1000 everyday words combined with pictures, this is a valuable vocabulary building tool for young children.

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This updated edition is the perfect gift for every occasion. From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, this dictionary features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from Parties to Punctuality, this is the ideal tool for findi... 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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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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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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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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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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