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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
ART OF WAR NOTES AND QUOTES
SUN TZU    Book Number: 85981
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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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...
FREUD VERBATIM: Quotations and Aphorisms
Unknown    Book Number: 86002
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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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...
GLOUCESTERSHIRE DIALECT
EVE CHIPPING    Book Number: 86006
Published price: £3.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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From the quirky expressions that hold clues to the county's rich past, to the glossary packed with words which bring the local language to life, explore the fascinating county of Gloucestershire. ...
LATIN CAN BE FUN: Facetiae Latinae
GEORG CAPELLANUS    Book Number: 86124
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Who says Latin is a dead language? Learn to speak it like a native with this up-to-date conversational guide containing hundreds of useful phrases from breakfast to dinner and work days to holiday...
WORDSEARCH: Purrfect Puzzles
ARCTURUS PUBLISHING    Book Number: 86128
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A beautiful blue eyed tabby kitten in a colour photograph graces the front cover of this super new paperback, packed with 130 word search puzzles - meow! Find 18 words on themes like dances, occup...
CHILDREN OF THE WORD: A Notebook
NATALIDITA NINGTHOUKHONGJAM    Book Number: 86310
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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An exquisitely decorated 124 page lined notebook with excerpts, brief précis and illustrations from favourite characters from English literature for children over the years including Aladdin, Olive...
BRAND LUTHER
ANDREW PETTEGREE    Book Number: 86141
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into A Center Of Publishing, Made Himself The Most Famous Man In Europe - And Started The Protestant Reformation'. Martin Luther's life as ...
WORDS THAT BURN: How to Read Poetry and Why Book & CD
JOSEPHINE HART    Book Number: 86348
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Set your hearts on fire with some of the most extraordinary poetry literature has known. From Lord Byron, Christina Rossetti and Percy Bysshe Shelley, to John Milton, Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bis...
LAROUSSE SPANISH VERBS
GABRIELLE LLORET LINARES    Book Number: 86411
Published price: $9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Whether for use in business, finance, law, religion, on holiday or at school, Spanish verbs are notoriously tricky with their subjunctives, futures and conditionals, the use of ser and estar plus a...
FOR WHO THE BELL TOLLS
DAVID MARSH    Book Number: 86443
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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The mysteries of English grammar have been the lifelong mission of David Marsh who wishes to create order out of chaos. For four decades he has worked for newspapers from The Sun to The Independen...
COMEDY IN TRAGEDY
OFFSHOOT    Book Number: 86739
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Match the quotes with their modern translation, Sudoku, how will Iago find Desdemona's handkerchief in the maze? Which ones die a tragic death? Answer: Romeo, Macbeth, Brutus, Othello, Hamlet, An...
REVIVAL TYPE: Digital Typefaces Inspired by The Past
PAUL SHAW    Book Number: 86593
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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The simplest and purest kind of type revival is a facsimile which aims to reproduce as exactly as possible the appearance of a typeface or set of letters from a past contemporary technological form...
WHEN IN FRENCH: Love In A Second Language
LAUREN COLLINS    Book Number: 86600
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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When Lauren Collins met a Frenchman at a party one night in London, she had no idea that she would wake up to find herself married to him, living in Geneva. When the newly married couple relocates...
KINGDOM OF SPEECH
TOM WOLFE    Book Number: 86485
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Language in all its forms advanced man far beyond the boundaries of natural selection, allowing him to think abstractly and plan ahead; measure things and record measurements for later; comprehend...
WRITTEN WORD
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 86501
Published price: $32
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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"A story of letters and paper and rocket ships, of ruthless conquerors and elegant court ladies and middle-class entrepreneurs, of the will to power and the dream of freedom." - Stephen Greenblatt....
WHAT THE DICKENS?!
BRYAN KOZLOWSKI    Book Number: 86852
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Forget your fanteegs and roam at a foot-pace through the twisty alleyways of Victorian London using distinctly Dickensian words. It is a super literary romp through Charles Dickens's finest quips,...
HAND OF HISTORY: An Anthology of History Quotations
EDITED BY MICHAEL LEVENTHAL    Book Number: 86877
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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George Orwell said "History is written by the winners." Henry Kissinger "As a professor, I tended to think of history as run by impersonal forces. But when you see it in practice, you see the diff...
EXCUSE MY FRENCH!
RACHEL BEST & J-C VAN WAES    Book Number: 87104
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Fluent Français without the faux pas! The French (the frogs) and the English (les rosbifs) have been frenemies for centuries. Packed with quizzes, glossaries and interesting details on how phrase...
MISADVENTURES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CAROLINE TAGGART    Book Number: 87127
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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The famous verbophile has written many book on words over the years and had plenty of opportunity to consider and pontificate on the issues of language, the 'rights' and the 'wrongs', and to form o...
EVERY WORD IS A BIRD WE TEACH TO SING
DANIEL TAMMET    Book Number: 86895
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Amy Tan said of this, "Tammet gives insight ranging from cultural perception and social dominance to the features of Esperanto as a universal language. Most fascinating is Tammet's own astonishing ...
VULGAR TONGUES: An Alternative History of English Slang
MAX DÉCHARNÉ    Book Number: 87203
Published price: £21.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Everything's FUBAR in Skunk Hollow", as a beleaguered American serviceman might remark, perhaps comforting himself with "germolene fritters" (deep-fried spam in a bread roll) or a vindaloo "colon ...
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 CLICHES
LAURA LEE    Book Number: 87324
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Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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A one-of-a-kind collection of catchy expressions which have spread like wildfire. There are approximately 7,000 living languages in the world today, and some expressions spread into English and Es...
DENT'S MODERN TRIBES: The Secret Languages of Britain
SUSIE DENT    Book Number: 87331
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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, ...
MUST I REPEAT MYSELF? Unpublished Letters
IAIN HOLLINGSHEAD    Book Number: 87348
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Bibliophile price: £4.00
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SIR - Among the many e-mails sent to me about the GDPR, one of the most confusing is from an IT company which advises me: "If in doubt contact us immodestly." - Philip Wright, London SW11. It stil...
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