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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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Accidence Will Happen: The...
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Oliver Kamm
 
Oliver Kamm takes on the pedants in this witty, authoritative and sometimes provocative guide to the use and abuse of the English language.
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Wordsmiths and Warriors: The...
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David Crystal; Hilary Crystal
 
Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character;...
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Everyday English for Grown-Ups:...
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Michelle Finlay
 
This book takes you back to the basics; the simple rules and tricks that will help native and non-native speakers alike to master the English language. Everyday English includes sections...
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I met lucky people: The Story of the...
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Yaron Matras
 
In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
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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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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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Spell it Out: The Singular Story of...
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David Crystal
 
Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in...
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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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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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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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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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Get Started in Beginner's Greek: ...
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Aristarhos Matsukas
 
The beginner's course for a fun and effective way to learn Greek. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player...
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The Maid's Version
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Daniel Woodrell
 
By the acclaimed author of Winter's Bone, the dark, glittering story of two families divided by class and linked by a mysterious tragedy.
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French with Michel Thomas method -...
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