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: £2.50
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...
COLLINS ESSENTIAL SPANISH DICTIONARY
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS    Book Number: 85471
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £1.13
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...
LAROUSSE SPANISH VERBS
GABRIELLE LLORET LINARES    Book Number: 86411
Published price: $9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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...
COMEDY IN TRAGEDY
OFFSHOOT    Book Number: 86739
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £0.63
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...
MISADVENTURES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CAROLINE TAGGART    Book Number: 87127
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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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: £2.00
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 ...
ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL
E. M.FORSTER    Book Number: 88387
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Virginia Woolf said of this book 'His is a book to encourage dreaming.' Informal and talkative, in the spring of 1927 at Trinity College Cambridge, the writer E. M. Forster delivered the Clark Lec...
ALPHABET
BILL WOODROW    Book Number: 88804
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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B is for Mutant? D is for Nostril? Z is for Secret? Bill Woodrow's unique alphabet offers a glimpse into a playful and endlessly inventive artistic mind. Part sketchbook, part riddle, this Royal...
SOUNDS & FURIES
JONATHON GREEN    Book Number: 89003
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £1.88
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'The Love-Hate Relationship Between Women and Slang' we learn that there are 2,000 words for 'woman' and every one a put-down. Slang is the ultimate in man-made languages and this is th...
EVERY WORD IS A BIRD WE TEACH TO SING
DANIEl TAMMET    Book Number: 88944
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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From the bestselling author of Born on A Blue Day is a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives. Why is the name Cleopatra not allowe...
OPERATION ALPHABET: The Ministry of Letters
AL MACCUISH    Book Number: 88952
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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A Thames & Hudson art publication illustrated in beautiful, muted colours and retro illustrations by Luciano Lozano, the book is a real pleasure for grown ups although probably designed for childre...
PRINTER'S ERROR: Irreverent Stories from Book History
J. P. ROMNEY & REBECCA ROMNEY    Book Number: 88957
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers. Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been viewe...
SAYINGS OF ZEN BUDDHISM: Peaceful Reflections on Life
WILLIAM WRAY    Book Number: 89843
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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'My advice to those whose eyes have not been opened to the truth - leap from the net and see how immense is the ocean.' Like a wonderful collection of Koan or short Zen sayings blending humour and...
FROM ACONITE TO THE ZODIAC KILLER:
AMANDA LEES    Book Number: 89968
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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'We crime lovers are voyeurs, but we are also hackers, driven to crack the code. We want to know how and why but we also want to know what we can do to protect ourselves.' The blue line between tr...
WORD PLAY: A Cornucopia of Puns
GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 88274
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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This Sunday Times bestseller is a banquet of wickedly witty wordplay. Join the wit and word-meister Gyles Brandreth, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen of Countdown's Dictionary Cor...
SMASHING GRAMMAR
CRAIG SHRIVES    Book Number: 89146
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Many people have sound writing skills, but if you talk grammar specifics with them, it may become clear that they have learned grammar only through unstructured lessons. The aim of this entertaini...
COLLEGE LATIN: An Intermediate Course
PETER CORRIGAN     Book Number: 89381
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Paperback

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Many of us as students fell in love with the tidiness of Latin morphology and the exquisite logic of many grammatical constructions. Sometimes the complexities and ambiguities of literary texts in...
LANGUAGES OF THE NIGHT
BARRY MCCREA    Book Number: 89384
Published price: £43
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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The language of modernist writers like James Joyce and Marcel Proust has been the subject of countless studies over the years, but this well-researched book adds an important dimension. At the begi...
LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA
FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA    Book Number: 89719
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Edited by H. Ramsden in the Hispanic Texts series from Manchester University Press we are led on a step-by-step journey through the classic golden age play's text as well as through particular biog...
CUT THESE WORDS INTO MY STONE: Ancient Greek Epitaphs
TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL WOLFE    Book Number: 89773
Published price: £20.50
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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'Here Phillip, a father, laid down his highest hope: a twelve year old son, Niccolites.' 'This is the tomb of Megistias, Slain by the Medes at Thermopylae. Famous prophet, he knew what was coming....
AIR RAIDS & RATION BOOKS: Life on the Home Front
MIKE BROWN & CAROL HARRIS    Book Number: 90087
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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What was life like for ordinary people during World War II? Our picture of the war tends to be dominated by the heroic sacrifices and doomed love affairs seen in films, but life went on in spite o...
TOASTS FOR LIFE'S OCCASIONS
MICHELLE O'REGAN    Book Number: 90156
Published price: $12
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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'To my dearest friends a toast, a few short words from your humble host. To friendship, fine wine and a laden table and surrender your keys if you don't feel able!' By the 1800s, toasts had become...
A TO Z: The Untold Stories of Our Names
LIO YEUNG    Book Number: 90042
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Bold colourful artwork on every page by the award-winning art director and designer, learn the meanings of around 100 names from Aaliyah, the feminine version of Ali meaning 'sublime' in the Arabic...
LETTERS TO YOU: Write and Share
VANESSA BATTERSBY    Book Number: 90056
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The simple joy of receiving a handwritten letter is hard to beat. Letter writing can be calming, almost meditative, helping with issues and becoming wonderful time capsules of memory and meaning. ...
WICKED WIT OF CHARLES DICKENS
SHELLEY KLEIN    Book Number: 90324
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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'There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts', Dickens wrote in Oliver Twist, but this book promises the best of the author's wit and wisdom on every single page. Shelle...
BEST CRITICAL WRITING
NORA RAWN & JOHN GRAFTON    Book Number: 90226
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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In 'The Critic As Artist', Oscar Wilde declares that the critic's artistic capabilities are as important as those of the artist. His passionate defence of the aesthetics of art criticism is among ...
GRAMMAR GEEK
SUSANNA GEOGHEGAN & M. POWELL    Book Number: 90296
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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English has a reputation for being difficult to learn because its grammar has so many quirks and contradictions. Our book is filled with amuse-bouches about the system and structure of the English...
TELEGRAPH BOOK OF POLYWORDS 1
HAMLYN    Book Number: 90305
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Approachable and addictive, polywords have three simple rules: 1. Using the given letters no more than once, make as many words as possible of four or more letters, always including the central let...
TELEGRAPH CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS 2
HAMLYN    Book Number: 90306
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to Telegraph GK Quick Crosswords code 90307. For over 90 years the Telegraph's daily puzzle has challenged and entertained millions of readers as they get their daily crossword fix. H...
TELEGRAPH GK QUICK CROSSWORDS 1
HAMLYN    Book Number: 90307
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Young horse (4); Billy Bob -; award-winning actor (8); country in Southern Africa (7), Italian city on the River Po (5). 100 General Knowledge crossword puzzles designed to stretch the mind and en...
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