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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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...
WORD PLAY: A Cornucopia of Puns
GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 88274
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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: £3.00
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: £4.00
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: £3.50
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: £3.00
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: £2.50
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....
TOASTS FOR LIFE'S OCCASIONS
MICHELLE O'REGAN    Book Number: 90156
Published price: $12
Bibliophile price: £0.75
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: £1.25
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: £2.50
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: £1.25
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...
GRAMMAR GEEK
SUSANNA GEOGHEGAN & M. POWELL    Book Number: 90296
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £0.88
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 GK QUICK CROSSWORDS 1
HAMLYN    Book Number: 90307
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £1.38
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...
WORD NERD
SUSANNA GEOGHEGAN & M. POWELL    Book Number: 90314
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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A logolept is another term for a word nerd and epeolatry is a noun meaning the worship of words! What's the difference between a bibliophile and a bibliophagist? A bibliophile loves the book, the...
GET STARTED IN SELF-PUBLISHING
KEVIN MCCANN & TOM GREEN    Book Number: 89922
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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There have been more than a few major success stories in self-publishing. John Locke and Amanda Hocking both sold a million copies on Kindle and both went on to sign publishing deals with major pu...
GET STARTED IN WRITING EROTIC FICTION
JUDITH WATTS & MIRREN BAXTER    Book Number: 89923
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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Another in the famous Teach Yourself series, the book is packed with ideas that will drive you and the confidence you might be lacking to write well about sex. That is difficult even for the most ...
GET STARTED IN WRITING FOR CHILDREN
LISA BULLARD    Book Number: 89924
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Breathe life into your characters, build a world, structure your story, and from a published author get the low-down and tips on exploring for ideas, reflecting on your readers, developing your wri...
TATE GUIDE TO MODERN ART TERMS: Updated and Expanded Edition
SIMON WILSON & JESSICA LACK    Book Number: 89957
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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How often have you struggled to detect the "deconstructive illusionism" or "neo-plasticist performativity" of a work of art? The problem is not with the artists, but with the critic, and this soli...
GET STARTED - TEACH YOURSELF: Set of Three
Unknown    Book Number: 90689
Published price: £32.97
Bibliophile price: £16.50
Product format: Paperback

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Set contains Get Started In Writing For Children, Get Started In Self-Publishing and Get Started In Writing Erotic Fiction. Buy all three in the Teach Yourself series and save even more.
WRITER SAYS
KEVIN LIPPERT    Book Number: 90319
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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Quotes, quips, and words of wisdom, the book summons us to an intimate gathering of novelists, memoirists, grammarians, journalists and teachers. It is a veritable glittering cocktail party of ven...
ELEMENTS OF FICTION
WALTER MOSLEY    Book Number: 90445
Published price: $23
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Fiction is one of the few constructive human activities in which we have the potential to make something from almost nothing. Every word is important - it is about your characters, the world they ...
COMPLETE LANGUAGE PACK SPANISH
ANA BREMON    Book Number: 90490
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Unknown

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A lovely big box set with free audio app, the first item is the DK Phrasebook with nearly 1000 essential words and phrases and the second the entire 15 minute language course to hear the audio for ...
ARTFULLY SPOKEN
RYAN MCARTHUR    Book Number: 90851
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £1.90
Product format: Hardback

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Find motivation through the wisdom of Leo Tolstoy, Albert Camus, Edward Young and Victor Hugo. Artist and designer Ryan McArthur has put together beautiful images to accompany pensive thoughts incl...
TALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Why Language Won't Do as It's Told
LANE GREENE    Book Number: 90893
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Can you decipher your 'who's from your 'whom's? Language, according to Lane Greene, is a wild animal like a wolf which has adapted for its conditions and needs but some want to tame it and make it ...
ACCIDENTAL APOSTROPHE:
CAROLINE TAGGART    Book Number: 90989
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart brings her usual gently humorous approach to punctuation, pointing out what really matters and what doesn't. In Roman times, blocks of texts were c...
ELEMENTS OF ELOQUENCE:
MARK FORSYTH    Book Number: 91008
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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From the author of the Sunday Times number one bestseller The Etymologicon, Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such...
IMPROVE YOUR WORD POWER: Test and Build Your Vocabulary
CAROLINE TAGGART    Book Number: 91028
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Do you know if consanguineous means 'agreeable', 'closely related' or 'easy to see'? Is gallimaufry 'a cold wind', 'a jumble' or 'a swear word'? What does louche mean? 'Disreputable', 'flea ridde...
WHY DO WE SAY IT?
QUARTO PUBLISHING    Book Number: 90589
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Son-of-a-gun (British sea slang), sour grapes (the allusion is to the fable of the fox who tried to reach some grapes hanging up on a vine), from A-1 (origin Lloyds of London) and Abracadabra, the ...
EXPRESSIVE TYPE
ALEX FOWKES    Book Number: 91421
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'Unique Typographic Design In Sketchbooks, In Print and On Location Around the Globe', learn what typography can say about a brand or product. The book showcases the work of major inter...
WRITTEN BY HAND
ERICA TIGNE    Book Number: 91432
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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With so many electronic devices around us like your mobile phone and iPad, often your handwriting can look like a chicken scratch. If you want to look at your to-do list, take three extra minutes ...
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