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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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....
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 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 - 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.
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 ...
TELEGRAPH ALL NEW BIG BOOK OF QUICK CROSSWORDS
HAMLYN    Book Number: 91450
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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Straw hat (6), Squander (5), Lease (4), In the open air (8). Fuel your passion for puzzling with a wide variety of fun clues and over 300 crosswords for hours of entertainment. Bumper value paper...
HOW TO SOLVE CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS
KEVIN SKINNER    Book Number: 91474
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Crack those cryptic clues! Verbophiles can work their way through double straight clues, double meaning clues, word exchange clues, homophone clues and anagrams. Here are all the clever crossword...
LITTLE BOOK OF SCRABBLE SECRETS
MARK NYMAN    Book Number: 91480
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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Play like a pro with two-letter wonder words such as QI, ZO, JA and XU. There are tables of the 124 two-letter words playable in Scrabble and the 1,341 three-letter words. Cool on and off the Scra...
MYSTIFYING MIND BENDERS
ERWIN BRECHER    Book Number: 91488
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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By the renowned puzzle expert who studied physics, economic engineering and worked in aircraft design during World War Two, Mensa Erwin Brecher PhD wrote many puzzle books and here is his tantalisi...
ARABIC SCRIPT: Styles Variants and Calligraphic Adaptations
GABRIEL MANDEL KHAN    Book Number: 91322
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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The exquisite calligraphy and letters of the Arabic alphabet are explained in this thorough and illuminating guide. Writing styles and the alphabet presents an understanding of a culture and civil...
QUOTABLE DARWIN
EDITED BY JANET BROWNE    Book Number: 91389
Published price: £22
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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In this chunky volume Darwin's biographer has collected hundreds of quotations from the writings of the great evolutionary scientist, illuminating both his public and private life. The first secti...
QUOTABLE MACHIAVELLI
EDITED BY MAURIZIO VIROLI    Book Number: 91390
Published price: £22
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Machiavelli's great work of political theory The Prince is one of the most influential European books, the product of his experience of the courts of the Renaissance including the Vatican, the Holy...
WRITTEN WORLD: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 91414
Published price: $32
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The subject of this enjoyable book is the story of story-making, starting with the Epic of Gilgamesh, the first written masterpiece, discovered in 1842 in a roomful of tablets in cuneiform writing ...
VERY NICE REJECTION LETTER
CHRIS PALING    Book Number: 91597
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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'Despite the unpromising financial situation, after twenty-odd years trying to make a living on and around Grub Street - several novels published to grudgingly respectful reviews and negligible sal...
WICKED WIT OF PRINCESS MARGARET
COMPILED BY KAREN DOLBY    Book Number: 91619
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Princess Margaret courted controversy and was fêted and photographed, praised and vilified in equal measure. The younger sister of our present Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret was a renowned beauty wh...
COLLINS ENGLISH DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS
DESIGNED BY MARK THOMSON    Book Number: 91002
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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2016 up-to-date edition with new words and phrases as they have emerged and been accepted into the English language and the precise context of their uses and even subtle changes in definition are e...
JOHN WAYNE CODE: Wit, Wisdom and Timeless Advice
JAMES ELLIS & KAYTIE NORMAN    Book Number: 91724
Published price: $15.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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During his 72 years and more than 150 films, John Wayne imparted a seemingly endless amount of advice, wisdom and good old-fashioned common sense to his audiences. That wealth of knowledge has bee...
IMPROVE YOUR WORD POWER
CAROLINE TAGGART    Book Number: 92076
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Test and Build Your Vocabulary', the Sunday Times bestselling author encourages us to put our linguistic skills to the test in her witty and engaging book. Do you know if consanguineou...
SPANISH INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE: Four CDs
JOSFINA DEL CARMEN & A. PECK    Book Number: 92079
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £10.50
Product format: Hardback

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Madre Mia! Now this is special, a huge big white box containing four CDs with playing time 240 minutes, a 239 page softback course book and a big fold out A4 prompt card, double-sided Table of Gra...
LETTERPRESS: A Clever Game of Words
ROBIN DAVID    Book Number: 92085
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Unknown

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76 letter cards with points denoting their value, nine vowel cards, 18 challenge cards with clarification and reward, six reference cards and one solo card comprises this rather classy Osprey famil...
TEACH YOURSELF CHINESE WITH MIKE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
PROFESSOR MIKE HAINZINGER    Book Number: 92109
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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For complete beginners in the excellent Teach Yourself series, like a "rockstar" teacher Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Mandarin Chinese curricula. Using his witty sense of humour an...
HIDDEN HANDS: The Lives of Manuscripts and Their Makers
MARY WELLESLEY    Book Number: 92183
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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From the St. Cuthbert Gospel to the Luttrell Psalter, from Beowulf to Chaucer, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, Sir Thomas Malory, and the Paston Letters, Mary Wellesley tells us about the authors...
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