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
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...
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
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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...
STAR TREK: How to Speak Klingon
BEN GROSSBLATT    Book Number: 81302
Published price: £12.50
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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YlghoSDo! Avoid dishonour and intergalactic incidents with this handy Klingon phrasebook and sound module, which demonstrates the correct pronunciation for ten crucial sayings. Help navigate tric...
WORD PLAY: A Cornucopia of Puns
GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 81350
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
SKETCHING TYPE: Create Your Own Hand-Drawn Type
LEE SUTTY    Book Number: 82029
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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A one-of-a-kind fabulous fonts and stunning scripts doodle book packed with 50 inspirational exercises. Start creating your own hand-drawn lettering styles by following the pointers and check out ...
ELEMENTS OF ELOQUENCE
MARK FORSYTH    Book Number: 82119
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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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...
SHADOW TYPE
STEVEN HELLER & LOUISE FILI     Book Number: 82955
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Paperback

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Dimensional typefaces toy with human perceptions whether framed by a subtle tint or bold silhouette, in colour or in black and white, a shadow adds bulk, enabling words to rise voluminously from ot...
HAGGARD HAWKS AND PALTRY POLTROONS:
PAUL ANTHONY    Book Number: 82691
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
SHADY CHARACTERS: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols
KEITH HOUSTON    Book Number: 81373
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The asterisk and dagger, the pilcrow, the interrobang which is a beautiful kind of question mark, the octothorpe which we now refer to as the hash key, the beautiful scroll like ampersand, the @ sy...
COLLECTING CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Art, Memories, Values
NOAH FLEISHER & LUREN ZITTLE    Book Number: 83327
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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However sophisticated we are, sometimes there is nothing more comforting than to curl up amongst the cushions on a comfy chair together with a book that we loved in our childhood. Whether Wind in t...
JOY OF LETTERING
G. J. KIRKENDALL & J. ESCALERA    Book Number: 83052
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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A big and beautiful book with colour coded page edges and superb stylish typographic examples throughout for a full range of lettering techniques - calligraphy, flourishes, 3D techniques, illuminat...
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