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: £4.00
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: £4.00
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...
CONCISE ENGLISH DICTIONARY
Unknown    Book Number: 53404
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Highly acclaimed for its competitive edge on other editions of its kind, this dictionary reflects the usage not just of the UK and the USA but also of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa a...
SNARK HANDBOOK SEX EDITION:
LAWRENCE DORFMAN    Book Number: 80936
Published price: $12.95
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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: £2.75
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: £1.50
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...
I CAN RESIST EVERYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION
COMPILED BY MARIA LEACH    Book Number: 82546
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde' and with dedication page, this is a super gift book, loo book or bedside book. Two or three line witticisms, a timeline of Oscar Wilde's life, his wittic...
HAGGARD HAWKS AND PALTRY POLTROONS:
PAUL ANTHONY    Book Number: 82691
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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...
HOW TO BUILD A GREAT SCREENPLAY
DAVID HOWARD    Book Number: 83020
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Story arc, plotting and sub plotting, characterisation, coincidence, classical versus revolutionary screenplay structure, tone, style and atmosphere, the use of time on screen, drama and tension an...
LINGO BINGO THE OFFICE
STEPHEN ELLCOCK    Book Number: 83098
Published price: £17.95
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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8½" square big box set board game for up to six players, ages 16 to adult who cringe at business jargon and have a sense of humour. This fun game brings a fresh perspective to the world of office ...
HISTORY OF THE CROSSWORD
JOHN HALPERN    Book Number: 83778
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A journalist from Liverpool called Arthur Wynne was working in the wordsmith fantasist's Tricks and Jokes department at the New York World when he was invited to come up with a new type of puzzle f...
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...
WORD DETECTIVE: A Life in Words from Serendipity to Selfie
JOHN SIMPSON    Book Number: 83435
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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If there is one person not to play at Scrabble, it is John Simpson. He joined the staff of the Oxford English Dictionary as an editorial assistant in 1976 and became chief editor in 1993 where he r...
LATIN CROSSWORDS
PETER JONES & D. DARE-PLUMPTON    Book Number: 83915
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Here - sounds drunk! (3) answer - Hic. The existing condition of one very old rock group? (6,3) answer - Status Quo. Even if the extent of your Latin is only amo, amas, amat, the first two sectio...
ROME AND RHETORIC: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
GARRY WILLS    Book Number: 83937
Published price: £18
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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The recent modern staging of Julius Caesar at the New Bridge Theatre at Tower Bridge only goes to prove Shakespeare's enduring skill and understanding of political machinations. Renaissance plays ...
AWESOME ANAGRAMS: Puzzle Book and Magnets: Box Set
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 83437
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Unknown

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The lettering stands proud on this handsome 7½" square colourfully designed tin box set. Try your hand at wordplay with this range of puzzles to expand your vocabulary. The tin contains magnetic ...
BRIT WIT: The Perfect Riposte for Every Social Occasion
SUSIE JONES    Book Number: 83088
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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So many witticisms here that it's hard to know which to quote, though Erma Bombeck's 'Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth' must rank as a gem. Ripostes, insults, politics, cu...
WEBSTER'S NEW FRENCH DICTIONARY
WILEY PUBLISHING    Book Number: 84146
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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Really nice quality heavyweight softback with clear headers and layout and some super fact boxes about false friends like 'la photograph' which means photographer and 'physicien' meaning physicist....
THE BARD IN BRIEF: Shakespeare In Quotations
HANNAH MANKTELOW    Book Number: 84048
Published price: £10
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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A British Library publication with text to the right and facsimile of the First Folio edition to the left to compare some of the finest phrases and well-known idioms which have passed into general ...
SERIOUSLY FUNNY AND OTHER OXYMORONS
SIMON BRETT    Book Number: 84314
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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One of the undiscovered beauties of the English language, the Oxymoron is a 'figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory'. Fine examples would be Bitter Sweet, Defini...
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....
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY: Standard Script for Beginners
QU LEI LEI    Book Number: 84339
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Produced in association with the British Museum, Bibliophile has found this rare 2004 outsize softback. The earliest Chinese script was on animal bones and tortoiseshells from around the 13th to t...
HOW LANGUAGE WORKS
DAVID CRYSTAL    Book Number: 84346
Published price: $32.50
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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How babies babble, words change meaning and languages live or die, we all understand why language works and we have to communicate to survive, but now a world authority on linguistic English shows ...
SAINTS' LITTLE BOOK OF WISDOM: The Essential Teachings
COMPILED BY ANDREA KIRK ASSAS    Book Number: 84381
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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St Francis of Assisi said "Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." "Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them." "No one he...
TELEGRAPH ALL NEW QUICK CROSSWORDS
PHIL MCNEILL    Book Number: 84384
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Each day in the Daily Telegraph a different compiler sets the Cryptic and Quick Crosswords as a pair opposite one another on the same page, offering a great mix of styles. One thing to look out fo...
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: £3.25
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...
CREATIVE CURSING
SARAH ROYAL & J. PANARESE    Book Number: 84542
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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A mix 'n' match profanity generator, there are two sets of cards on a spiral-bound binding to flip at random and make you laugh at the ridiculous combinations like 'Fart' 'Monster' or 'Fart' 'Twist...
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,...
CLASSIC READINGS AND POEMS: Illustrated Anthology
EDIT. J. MCMORLAND HUNTER    Book Number: 85080
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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For christenings, weddings, funerals and any special occasion, or for words inside a greetings card, from Wordsworth to W. H. Auden, from Byron to A. A. Milne, along with Apache prayers and Irish b...
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