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
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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
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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...
WRITING NEWS FOR LOCAL RADIO
SIMON FORD    Book Number: 74758
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Clear and convenient, this description of what to aim for when writing news for local radio is invaluable for anyone seeking down-to-earth guidance in a challenging and competitive profession. Her...
WHY ME?: The Very Important Emails of Bob Servant
NEIL FORSYTH    Book Number: 75292
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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Bob Servant, the mischievous alter-ego of author, journalist and scriptwriter Neil Forsyth, is a true one-off comedy treasure, the equal, in the view of Barry Fantoni (and he should know!), of Pete...
HELLO AGAIN: Nine Decades of Radio Voices
SIMON ELWES    Book Number: 77533
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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A voice on the radio creates a whole world of the imagination, enclosing the listener in a world of combined discovery and reassurance. This fascinating book delves into radio archives to uncover t...
GERMAN PHRASE BOOK: Yes No Phrase Book
FRANÇOISE RENE CHARLES    Book Number: 79059
Published price: £3.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Hardback

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Communicate Without Knowing the Language! A series of phrase book cards bound together with a plastic tube which holds an erasable pen. Use the pages on the book as a pocket white board to exchang...
LAND OF THE FRONTIEBACKS: A Curious Alphabet
CECIL BRASHER & JIM MEDWAY    Book Number: 80155
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Zebra comes first and lives in the Ooz, a place in the park to go for a snooze. Yak comes next, all hairy and funny with horns that point down for scratching his tummy...' Meet the weasel, vultur...
NADIE DURA SIEMPRE / NO ONE LASTS FOREVER
ANA MANRIQUE    Book Number: 80964
Published price: $14.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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TEXT IN SPANISH, this is the first time we have bought a book written entirely in Spanish for our bilingual readers and fluent Spanish speakers. It is a novel which questions the truth. Guido se ...
ARABIC GRAMMAR OF THE WRITTEN LANGUAGE
G. W. THATCHER    Book Number: 80781
Published price: £18.50
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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An introduction to the Arabic alphabet is followed by 49 short lessons featuring lucid grammar explanations reinforced by readings and exercises. A supplement of extracts from modern novels, journ...
BEGINNER'S PERSIAN
A. M. MIANDJI    Book Number: 80792
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Farsi, an Indo-European language, now spoken in Iran and in some Asian countries, has a long literary tradition and a rich cultural inheritance. It is understandable why most people acquainted wit...
LETTER BY LETTER: An Alphabetical Miscellany
LAURENT PFLUGHAUPT    Book Number: 80874
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Designer, calligrapher and artist Laurent Pflughaupt analyses each letter of the Roman alphabet in detail. Letters are more than building blocks in our language - some people believe they form the...
MASTERING RUSSIAN
ERIKA HABER    Book Number: 80886
Published price: $14.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Getting acquainted, family and nationalities, telephone conversations, sports and music, asking for help, professions, food and drink, apartments, visiting friends, travel, we move on to Moscow, St...
SNARK HANDBOOK SEX EDITION:
LAWRENCE DORFMAN    Book Number: 80936
Published price: $12.95
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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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...
WORD PLAY: A Cornucopia of Puns
GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 81350
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Bibliophile price: £6.00
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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, 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 Coun...
ELEMENTS OF ELOQUENCE
MARK FORSYTH    Book Number: 82119
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Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiment seem poetic or wise, turn your humble words into literary gold. Sub-titled 'How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase', Christopher Howse calls ...
DICTATORS IN QUOTES
AMMONITE PRESS    Book Number: 82180
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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'Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.' - Idi Amin. 'I am not a dictator. It's just that I have a grumpy face.' - Augusto Pinochet. 'Zaire's one-party system is the most...
LAST GOODBYE: A History of the World in Resignation Letters
MATT POTTER    Book Number: 82205
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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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
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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...
UNDERSTANDING NOVELS
THOMAS FOSTER    Book Number: 82427
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Sub-titled 'A Lively Exploration of Literary Form and Technique', this should make everyday reading more enriching, satisfying and fun. In an informal and engaging style we are shown how a novel'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
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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: £5.00
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 ...
LISTELLANY: A Miscellany of Very British Top Tens
JOHN RENTOUL    Book Number: 83662
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These days John Rentoul is Chief Political Commentator on The Independent and visiting Professor of History at the University of London, but a few years ago he had a column in the Independent on Su...
HISTORY OF THE CROSSWORD
JOHN HALPERN    Book Number: 83778
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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
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Bibliophile price: £2.50
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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