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...
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 ...
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...
FROM ACONITE TO THE ZODIAC KILLER:
AMANDA LEES    Book Number: 89968
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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: £8.00
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: £7.00
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: £6.50
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: £1.50
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: £2.50
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: £5.00
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: £2.50
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: £1.90
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: £2.25
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: £2.50
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: £2.50
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: £2.75
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...
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO WRITING A NOVEL: Second Edition
TOM MONTELEONE    Book Number: 89914
Published price: $18.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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Big, chunky and thorough guide to bringing out your natural storytelling talent and how to put your ideas to work. Looks at the basics, the right temperament, a sense of humour and a support group...
GET STARTED IN SELF-PUBLISHING
KEVIN MCCANN & TOM GREEN    Book Number: 89922
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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: £2.50
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: £3.00
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: £5.00
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...
DON'T BELIEVE A WORD: The Surprising Truth About Language
DAVID SHARIATMADARI    Book Number: 90401
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Do words create thoughts, or is it the other way round? Who decides what a word means? Is it true that language is going down the drain? How do children learn a language? People are entranced by t...
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