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...
COLLINS ESSENTIAL SPANISH DICTIONARY
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS    Book Number: 85471
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £1.13
Product format: Paperback

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Nice handy sized small paperback bilingual dictionary from Europe's leading dictionary publisher. This portable reference contains all the words you need for daily use in today's Spanish and Engli...
GLOUCESTERSHIRE DIALECT
EVE CHIPPING    Book Number: 86006
Published price: £3.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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From the quirky expressions that hold clues to the county's rich past, to the glossary packed with words which bring the local language to life, explore the fascinating county of Gloucestershire. ...
LAROUSSE SPANISH VERBS
GABRIELLE LLORET LINARES    Book Number: 86411
Published price: $9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Whether for use in business, finance, law, religion, on holiday or at school, Spanish verbs are notoriously tricky with their subjunctives, futures and conditionals, the use of ser and estar plus a...
COMEDY IN TRAGEDY
OFFSHOOT    Book Number: 86739
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £0.63
Product format: Paperback

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Match the quotes with their modern translation, Sudoku, how will Iago find Desdemona's handkerchief in the maze? Which ones die a tragic death? Answer: Romeo, Macbeth, Brutus, Othello, Hamlet, An...
WRITTEN WORD
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 86501
Published price: $32
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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"A story of letters and paper and rocket ships, of ruthless conquerors and elegant court ladies and middle-class entrepreneurs, of the will to power and the dream of freedom." - Stephen Greenblatt....
HAND OF HISTORY: An Anthology of History Quotations
EDITED BY MICHAEL LEVENTHAL    Book Number: 86877
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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George Orwell said "History is written by the winners." Henry Kissinger "As a professor, I tended to think of history as run by impersonal forces. But when you see it in practice, you see the diff...
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 ...
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 CLICHES
LAURA LEE    Book Number: 87324
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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A one-of-a-kind collection of catchy expressions which have spread like wildfire. There are approximately 7,000 living languages in the world today, and some expressions spread into English and Es...
SPEAK ITS NAME! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women
EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER TINKER    Book Number: 87596
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Hardback

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'My declaring myself gay wasn't a story; them finding me out would have been.' - Simon Callow. Emotional, amusing and inspiring, this is a collection of quotes by and about gay, lesbian, transgende...
ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL
E. M.FORSTER    Book Number: 88387
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Virginia Woolf said of this book 'His is a book to encourage dreaming.' Informal and talkative, in the spring of 1927 at Trinity College Cambridge, the writer E. M. Forster delivered the Clark Lec...
I LOVE HAND LETTERING: Scratch & Create
SHANDRA SMITH    Book Number: 88631
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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From the same series as Scratch & Draw Enchanted Animals code 88630, this all inclusive package reveals full colour artwork beneath sheets of metallic coating. Using the 5" stylus provided, scratc...
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...
BLETCHLEY PARK BRAINTEASERS
SINCLAIR MCKAY    Book Number: 88809
Published price: $16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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When scouring the population for codebreakers, Bletchley Park recruiters devised various ingenious mind twisters to assess the puzzle-solving capacity of these applicants. Hidden codes, cryptic cr...
PORTUGUESE ENGLISH: Bilingual Visual Dictionary
ANGELES GAVIRA ET AL    Book Number: 88835
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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Ballet and theatre to contact sports, roads to social media, an array of dinners and foods, drinks and café life, delicatessen, breads, olive, hazelnut and sesame oil, vinegars, shopping, emergency...
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...
PRINTER'S ERROR: Irreverent Stories from Book History
J. P. ROMNEY & REBECCA ROMNEY    Book Number: 88957
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers. Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been viewe...
SAYINGS OF ZEN BUDDHISM: Peaceful Reflections on Life
WILLIAM WRAY    Book Number: 89843
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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'My advice to those whose eyes have not been opened to the truth - leap from the net and see how immense is the ocean.' Like a wonderful collection of Koan or short Zen sayings blending humour and...
MURDER, SHE SAID: The Quotable Miss Marple
AGATHA CHRISTIE    Book Number: 89864
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Miss Jane Marple, Agatha Christie's other great detective, first appeared in December 1927 in a series of short stories published in the Royal Magazine. She would go on to investigate murders in v...
FROM ACONITE TO THE ZODIAC KILLER:
AMANDA LEES    Book Number: 89968
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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: £11.00
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: £10.00
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: £10.00
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....
AIR RAIDS & RATION BOOKS: Life on the Home Front
MIKE BROWN & CAROL HARRIS    Book Number: 90087
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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What was life like for ordinary people during World War II? Our picture of the war tends to be dominated by the heroic sacrifices and doomed love affairs seen in films, but life went on in spite o...
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