Word Books and Dictionaries

Word Books and Dictionaries

Word Books and Dictionaries

Word Books and Dictionaries

Suduko, puzzle books, crosswords and crossword solvers, puns and pithy quotations, wordplay and all things semantic. A verbophiles delight for all wordsmiths and scribblers.
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DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS: Wordsworth
EDIT. BY CONNIE ROBERTSON    Book Number: 23928
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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The aim of this marvellous new edition is to provide the reader with, firstly, the means of finding a half-remembered phrase or reference. Secondly, examples of what has been said by the famous, th...
HOBSON JOBSON: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary
HENRY YULE    Book Number: 60724
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Hobson-Jobson is short-hand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language. Bungalow, pyjamas, verandah, curry, chintz, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are a...
SNARK HANDBOOK SEX EDITION:
LAWRENCE DORFMAN    Book Number: 80936
Published price: $12.95
Bibliophile price: £0.88
Product format: Paperback

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The "Snark" (a contraction of snide remark, in case you were in a state of Carrollian confusion like us) series of handbooks by Lawrence Dorfman are a delightful collection of the bon mots of the g...
LAST GOODBYE: A History of the World in Resignation Letters
MATT POTTER    Book Number: 82205
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Goodbyes are always hard, but this collection of resignation letters is a witty and at times dangerously analytical example of goodbyes that are seemingly easy to make. Potter categorises such resi...
SHAKESPEARE FLUSH WITH VERSE
MAJIC CREATIVE    Book Number: 82377
Published price: $7.95
Bibliophile price: £0.75
Product format: Paperback

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A cheeky loo book of the Bard's famous lines considered from a rather unusual perspective. Rethink your Shakespeare over and over again as you sit on your own royal throne. Consider the curious s...
HAGGARD HAWKS AND PALTRY POLTROONS:
PAUL ANTHONY    Book Number: 82691
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Wordsmiths will find this unique approach to language completely irresistible, while it is also an accessible way in to the subject of etymology for the uninitiated. 50 different lists bring togeth...
RELEASE THE BATS
D. B. C. PIERRE    Book Number: 83748
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'A Pocket Guide to Writing Your Way Out of It' this brilliantly funny book is about writing fiction and navigating the trickiness of the whole occupation. '...Scenes like this where cha...
SOMETHING NASTY IN THE SLUSHPILE
COMPILED BY SAMMY LOOKER    Book Number: 84315
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Hardback

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"I am enclosing some chapters of one of my tales for your perusal. The various storylines make it a story within a story with further layers of narrative curling ever inwards like a nautilus shell....
HOW TO SPEAK ANY LANGUAGE FLUENTLY
ALEX RAWLINGS    Book Number: 83445
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Each language you speak is part of your life story, defining who you are. Learning a new language is an extremely exciting, endlessly entertaining and stimulating challenge. Whether you are looki...
LETTERING FROM FORMAL TO INFORMAL
ROSEMARY SASSOON    Book Number: 84510
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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The exciting possibilities of creating letter forms for any number of craft projects, Christmas decorations, greetings cards, posters or practicing your calligraphic hand, you are going to be encha...
EVERYDAY TWITTER MADE EASY 2017-2018 EDITION
RICHARD WILLIAMS    Book Number: 84645
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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Since it was first established in 2006, Twitter has become something of a phenomenon in the explosion of popular social media networking sites. Get the lowdown on how it all started, how it works,...
SLAB SERIF TYPE: A Century of Bold Letterforms
STEVEN HELLER & LOUISE FILI    Book Number: 85402
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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Heavyweight Thames & Hudson publication made up entirely of advertising material produced on glossy paper and dripping with colour. Every single page has a typeface and a design from decorative po...
SUPERPISS, MELTYKISS, SPANKERS AND MUFF
GORDON THORBURN    Book Number: 85409
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Why Some Products Will Never Make It in the English-Speaking World', the front cover alone shows actual labels of food and drink like Pee Cola, cock flavoured soup mix (spicy), Shitto h...
PUZZLES FOR REAL MEN
ARCTURUS PUBLISHING    Book Number: 84481
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Battleships, Criss Cross, Number Cruncher, Macho Maze, Superman Sudoku, Code Cracker, Treasure Hunt, Word Searches, expect wily and competitive robust challenges to flex your mental muscles on. Wh...
WILL'S WORDS:
JANE SUTCLIFFE & JOHN SHELLEY    Book Number: 85076
Published price: $17.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Hurry! Excitement! Amazement! These three words were made famous by William Shakespeare, Amazement being used in nine of his plays. This colourful guide takes the turn of phrase that Shakespeare en...
COLLINS ESSENTIAL SPANISH DICTIONARY
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS    Book Number: 85471
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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Nice handy sized small paperback bilingual dictionary from Europe's leading dictionary publisher. This portable reference contains all the words you need for daily use in today's Spanish and Engli...
DENT'S MODERN TRIBES: The Secret Languages of Britain
SUSIE DENT    Book Number: 85326
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Famous from Channel Four TV's Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Susie Dent is the resident word expert in Dictionary Corner. She casts her perceptive eye at all the tribes around us, ...
WORDS OF A FEATHER: An Etymological Exploration
GRAEME DONALD    Book Number: 85568
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Have you ever wondered the connection between the words 'albatross' and 'Alcatraz'? Or 'rhubarb' and 'barbarian'? 'Bandit' or 'Banal', 'Parrot' and 'Wig', 'Village' and 'Villain', 'Explode' and 'Ap...
ENGLISH GYPSY LANGUAGE: Word Book of the Romany
G. BORROW    Book Number: 72233
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Gypsy language is a medley of various Eastern and Western languages - some Arabic, many Persian, some Sclavo-Wallachian, others genuine Sclavomian, modern Greek, Hungarian, English, but only one Fr...
SUGGESTIVE INQUIRY INTO HERMETIC MYSTERY
M. A. ATWOOD    Book Number: 85574
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Published in 1850, this facsimile edition of 2016 has been carefully scanned by our friends at The Lost Library in Glastonbury. The book is 'a dissertation on the more celebrated of the alchemical...
COLLINS ROBERT FRENCH DICTIONARY IN COLOUR
WILLIAM COLLINS    Book Number: 85716
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A self-educated mill worker, William Collins published his first book in 1819 and founded a flourishing publishing house still alive today, HarperCollins. In 1971 lexicographer Colin Smith set a n...
SPELL IT OUT: The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary
DAVID CRYSTAL    Book Number: 85845
Published price: $22.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Who needs to be able to spell in these days of online spellchecks and predictive spelling? The problem is, as most of us have found to our cost, that the computer gets it wrong, and in fact spelli...
COLLINS ITALIAN PHRASEBOOK & DICTIONARY: Gem Edition
COLLINS GEM    Book Number: 85654
Published price: £4.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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A tiny travel companion which fits into the palm of your hand, get talking and make the most of your journey with this easy-to-use phrase finder and pronunciation guide. 3,000 word two-way diction...
LARGE PRINT WORDSEARCH
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 85664
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Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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21 words to find under categories like Airport, Famous Authors, The Rolling Stones, Words with Double Vowels, Detective Programmes on TV, Ways to Travel, Military Life and more. Tackle these super...
TELEGRAPH ALL NEW BIG BOOK OF CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS
EDITED BY JO WILSON    Book Number: 85684
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Conflict about iron takes the biscuit (5) - wafer. A bargain from Kentish Town (4) - Deal. Challenging and infinitely rewarding, this collection of cleverly crafted brainteasers will keep you ent...
ART OF WAR NOTES AND QUOTES
SUN TZU    Book Number: 85981
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Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Unknown

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Exquisitely produced, this A5 softback lined notebook has folded endpapers and a red elastic fastener, and each page is decorated with Chinese calligraphy on borders or corners and on every alterna...
BRISTOL DIALECT
LOUISE MASKELL    Book Number: 85987
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Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Ever wondered what your grandmother meant when she sent you out for bag o' scrumps? Or maybe she asked you Ow bist sarternun? Don't be home late or she'll have a proper benny! Learn about the Br...
FLORAL NOTEBOOKS: CROSSWORDS
ARCTURUS PUBS. & MAKI RYAN    Book Number: 86001
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At the back of (6), taking it easy (8), acquired (3), throbs dully (5) - behind, relaxing, got, aches. 62 non-cryptic crosswords, one per very large page, each decorated, printed in blue with ink,...
FREUD VERBATIM: Quotations and Aphorisms
Unknown    Book Number: 86002
Published price: £14.99
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The work of Sigmund Freud marked the beginning of modern psychiatry, and all newer forms of psychotherapy have either developed out of psychoanalysis or in critical opposition to it. In addition t...
GLASWEGIAN DIALECT
KATE SANDERSON    Book Number: 86004
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After a night on the swally would your heid be loupin' and would you be fair scunnered if you were skint? Starting with a dictionary, develop a very special new Scottish vocabulary from Glasgow. ...
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