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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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Author: John Ayto
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Series:Oxford Paperback Reference

From ambulance chaser to zoot suit, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of twentieth-century slang. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Dictionary, and packed with illustrative quotations from John Lennon to Woody Allen, it is a comprehensive and entertaining collection of over 5,000 slang word... 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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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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Author: Bill Bryson
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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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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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Author: Dinah Birch
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Series:Oxford Companions

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which ... read more

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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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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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The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians.

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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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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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