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Word Play: A Cornucopia of Puns,...
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Gyles Brandreth
 
Words and why they matter.
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The Criminal Alphabet
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Noel "Razor" Smith
 
From ex-professional bank robber, this is a dictionary of criminal slang out there - and an absorbing journey, through words, into the heart of the criminal world.
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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K....
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Jean Findlay
 
Written by Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, with exclusive access to the family archive, this book presents a portrait of a man hurled into war, through an era when the...
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells ...
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From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.
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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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English for the Natives: Discover the...
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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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Lawyer's Latin
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John Gray
 
Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language experience difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles and...
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Simply English: An A-Z of Avoidable...
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Simon Heffer
 
What is the difference between amend and emend, between imply and infer, and between uninterested and disinterested? When should one put owing to rather than due to? Why should the...
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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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I met lucky people: The Story of the...
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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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There are Tittles in This Title: The...
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From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers, insurance claims and...
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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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In Other Words
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Baker, M.
 
Fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field.
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
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Easy Paediatrics: Paediatrics for...
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Rachel U. Sidwell; Mike A. Thomson
 
A 'one stop shop' for paediatrics with a succinct, user-friendly and informative style which will stimulate the reader to learn more about this fascinating, but challenging, subject AND get through...
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