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Grammar for Grown-ups
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Katherine Fry; Rowena Kirton
 
Agitated about apostrophes? Struggling with spelling? Dithering over dangling participles? Stumped by the subjunctive? This title guides you through the perils, pitfalls and problematic aspects of the English language, with...
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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt ...
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Mark Forsyth
 
Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time
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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
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N.M. Gwynne
 
Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
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John O'Connell
 
Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises
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Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking...
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Carmine Gallo
A powerful guide to public speaking, based on scientific analysis of hundreds of TED presentations and interviews with TED speakers
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Two Girls, One on Each Knee: The...
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Alan Connor
 
Focuses on the pleasures and puzzles of cryptic crosswords and their linguistic wordplay. This title celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles.
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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
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Andrew Delahunty; Sheila Dignen
 
An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
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David Crystal
 
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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The Joy of English: 100 Illuminating...
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Jesse Karjalinen
 
This is not a book of rules, this is a book of tools. It features over 100 specific, pencil-sharp ways to elevate your language skills and is suitable for anyone...
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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The Language Wars: A History of ...
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Henry Hitchings
 
What really is correctness? Why do people care so much about it? What is at stake in the quarrel about good and bad usage?
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Believe in people
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John Carey; Karel Capek; Earka...
 
The engrossing journalism and essays of the Czech originator of the word 'robot'.
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The Story of English in 100 Words
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David Crystal
 
Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful...
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Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad...
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Mark Ellen
 
New adventures in Rock and Roll.
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For Who the Bell Tolls: The Essential...
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David Marsh
 
Explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that...
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Read and think French
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An audio package for intermediate and advanced level students, with more than 100 articles in French about the diversity of French culture. Includes a bilingual...
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