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From Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to Fidel Castro and Dolly Parton, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from 'Parties' to 'Punctuality', and from 'Apology' to 'Toasts', this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the... read more

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Fiona Leahy, who designed the wedding of Dita von teese and others, reveals how to make "the most beautiful day of one's life" a stylish success. Step along the way to a successful wedding and reception, Just Married offers concrete advice, instructions, and inspiration. The book contains suggestions for a wide range of locat... read more

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The Macquarie Early Primary Dictionary is based on its forerunner, the My First Macquarie Dictionary. Under its new title, it has been fully revised based on the research undertaken for the fifth edition of The Macquarie Dictionary. It is written especially for 6-10 year olds who are beginning an exciting journey of discover... read more

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The Macquarie Primary Dictionary is based on its forerunner, the Macquarie Junior Dictionary. Under its new title, it has been fully revised based on the research undertaken for the fifth edition of The Macquarie Dictionary. As a primary dictionary, it is designed specifically to develop and consolidate the language acquisit... read more

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This is the reissued Oxford Italian Mini Dictionary - now in an attractive new format. This small dictionary offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. Easy-to-use colour design and a centre section of useful words and expressi... read more

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This small dictionary offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with over 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank comprising hundreds of millions of words of English. Definitions are easy to understand, given in a clear... read more

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In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A-Z guide to frequent errors, common misunderstandings and stylistic howlers. What is the difference between amend and emend, between imply and infer, and betwe... read more

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This is the reissued Colour Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus. The Colour Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary, with over 45,000 words, phrases, and definitions, and over 65,000 synonyms based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique datab... 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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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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Author: Collins
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Series:Collins GEM

This latest edition of Collins Greek Gem Dictionary comes with a new Phrasefinder supplement, making it the perfect choice for anyone needing a portable, up-to-the-minute Greek dictionary. Features include: * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a new menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout with ... 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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The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely... read more

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Why has Fido become a generic term for all dogs? Why did hundreds of people collect dog faeces - and sell it? Dogs never eat other dogs, so why is it a dog-eat-dog world? Did any dogs survive the 'Titanic'? What is a Yorkipoo? Do mad dogs really go out in the midday sun? 'Every Dog Has Its Day' pays homage to man's best frien... read more

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The Pocket Oxford English Dictionary offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words. Includes 6 months' free access to our premium dict... read more

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Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only incl... read more

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The story of music from prehistory to the present day Classical or rock, everyone has their favourite musical style, but how did your top choice come about? Why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in Music, a visual history of the most unifying art form in the world. Every musical revolution from bone flutes ... read more

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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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This edition of the Macquarie Little Dictionary is based on the acclaimed Fifth Edition of the full Macquarie Dictionary. With over 30,000 definitions, it offers a completely up-to-date coverage of the core vocabulary of Australian English in a very handy format. Many new words and meanings have been added, reflecting the eve... read more

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