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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This new edition of the Oxford Italian Mini Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases, and 60,000 translations. Now in colour and with an extended phrasefinder, this dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel and quick reference. The latest words in... read more
The perfect answer to the question 'what's been said about this?' This fully revised and updated edition of an Oxford classic is a truly unique reference book which brings together phrases, proverbs, and quotations in a single thematic volume. Apt and memorable sayings are arranged under a wide range of subjects, giving expla... read more
On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Centre's twin towers, where he danced for nearly an hour. Since then, he has walked (legally) over the Louisiana Superdome; over Amsterdam Avenue to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and between the Palais de Chaillot... read more
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Providing vocabulary-building opportunities, the pictures and labels in this book promote direct association of the Italian word to ensure effective learning. The text has been updated, and there are also a number of new illustrations.'
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
A compact guide to the spelling and meaning of words in the English language today. Mini format makes it the perfect size for the briefcase or bag.
The acclaimed sixth edition of the classic guide brought right up to date Includes topics such as the literature of science, censorship, Anglo-Indian literature, gay and lesbian literature, New Criticism Over 140 contributors, including Lisa Appignanesi, Gillian Avery, Chris Baldick, Kate Clanchy, Jonathan Coe, Penelope Fit... read more
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This invaluable reference work offers the best advice on English usage, drawing on the unrivalled resources of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme and language monitoring. This second edition of the Pocket Fowler harks back to the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Fowler, born 150 year... read more
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
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
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.
This Edition features the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical; thousands of new words and senses; words relating to the environment and climate change; illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context; and more