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Plain Words

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Plain Words

Rebecca Gowers, Ernest Gowers

Usage & grammar guides; Writing & editing guides; Reference

Paperback

Presents a fresh edition Plain Words, that was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service.... [more]

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Everyday English for Grown-ups: Getting to grips with the basics

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Everyday English for Grown-ups: Getting to grips with the basics

Michelle Finlay

Usage & grammar guides; Reference

Paperback

This book takes you back to the basics; the simple rules and tricks that will help native and non-native speakers alike to... [more]

$17.99

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The Essential Lingo Dictionary: of Australian words and phrases

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The Essential Lingo Dictionary: of Australian words and phrases

John Miller

Dictionaries; Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference; Language phrasebooks

Paperback

The Essential Lingo Dictionary is a warts-and-all look at the notoriously hilarious (and occasionally a little bit naughty)... [more]

$14.99

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Going to Hell in a Hen Basket

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Going to Hell in a Hen Basket

Robert Alden Rubin

Language: history & general works; Reference; Humour

Hardback

An illustrated dictionary of contemporary malapropisms, playfully explained. [more]

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The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

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The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

Chambers

Reference; Dictionaries of quotations

Hardback

Great Quotations is a treasure trove of the wittiest, most insightful, most famous and most important words uttered in history.... [more]

$85.00

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A Dictionary of World History

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A Dictionary of World History

Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

Reference works; History; General & world history

Paperback

This invaluable, wide-ranging A to Z contains over 4,000 concise and reliable entries on all aspects of international history,... [more]

$31.95

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Speeches That Changed the World

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Speeches That Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Biography: historical, political & military; Reference

Paperback

Over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations. Complete with biographies... [more]

$29.95

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Dictionary of Physics

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Dictionary of Physics

Jonathan Law, Richard Rennie (University of Cambridge)

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; States of matter; Light (optics); Applied physics

Paperback

Containing almost 4,000 entries, including extended feature entries and biographies of key scientists, this authoritative... [more]

$31.95

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes (University of Minnesota)

Children's literature studies: general; Encyclopaedias & reference works

Hardback

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern.... [more]

$88.95

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QI: The Book of General Ignorance - The Noticeably Stouter Edition

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QI: The Book of General Ignorance - The Noticeably Stouter Edition

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

Reference; TV tie-in humour

Paperback

An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show,... [more]

$19.99

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QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

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QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

Reference; TV tie-in humour

Paperback

Takes you on an expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. This book features elephants... [more]

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QI: The Book of the Dead

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QI: The Book of the Dead

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

Paperback

Presents inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure. It includes six... [more]

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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities

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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities...

Keith Houston

Typography & lettering; Language: history & general works; Palaeography (history of writing); Reference

Paperback

Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives... [more]

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

Ella Frances Sanders

Language: history & general works; Translation & interpretation; Reference

Hardback

Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? [more]

$29.99

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The Cambridge Companion to French Music

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The Cambridge Companion to French Music

Simon Trezise (Trinity College, Dublin)

Music; Reference works

Paperback

This accessible Companion provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive introduction to French music from the early middle ages... [more]

$59.95

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Word Power Made Easy

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Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Grammar & vocabulary; Reference

Paperback

This time-tested classic - first published more than sixty years ago - has helped millions achieve mastery of English. [more]

$16.95

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Penguin Dictionary of Science: Fourth Edition

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Penguin Dictionary of Science: Fourth Edition

Mike Clugston

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

Paperback

A dictionary that covers all the important topics in this key subject area including chemistry, physics, molecular biology,... [more]

$24.99

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: A Guide to the Australian Idiom

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: A Guide to the Australian Idiom

Peter Nicholson

Language: reference & general; Reference; Humour; Slang & dialect humour

Hardback

This hard-cover book contains 204 colour pages including 170 pictures by outback artist Howard Steer, and a thousand humorous... [more]

$65.00

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World Physical Map 100 21st ed

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World Physical Map 100 21st ed

UBD Gregorys

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday; Travel maps & atlases

Sheet map

Relief map of the World, Pacific Centered at a scale of 1: 40 754 000 Mercator... [more]

$11.99

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World Political Map 160 16th ed

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World Political Map 160 16th ed

UBD Gregorys

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday; Travel maps & atlases

Sheet map

Detailed map of the World, Pacific Centered at a scale of 1: 40 754 000 Mercator projection Comprehensive index with lists... [more]

$11.99

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn (Freelance author and editor)

Children's literature studies: general; Reference works

Hardback

This Companion is the first place to look for information on authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, and others involved... [more]

$61.95

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Aussie Phrases Down Under: A-Z Guide to Aussie Phrases

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Aussie Phrases Down Under: A-Z Guide to Aussie Phrases

Dianne McInnes

Language: reference & general; Reference

Paperback

These phrases add flavour and colour to the Australian language. Australian English is rich with phrases that reflect experiences... [more]

$9.95

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Is That a Fact?

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Is That a Fact?

John Barron

Reference; Media studies

Paperback

Get all the facts ... if you can handle the truth.<br /><br />Does Australia... [more]

$24.99  $8.00

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Dictionary of Tolkien (Lord of the Rings)

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Dictionary of Tolkien (Lord of the Rings)

David Day

Fantasy; Fiction companions; Reference works

Paperback

Full of beautiful illustrations, Tolkien: A Dictionary is an indispensible guide to the rich, mythical world of Middle-earth... [more]

$16.99

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A Dictionary of Sociology

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A Dictionary of Sociology

John Scott (Honorary Professor, University of Copenhagen)

Reference works; Society & Social Sciences; Sociology; Anthropology; Psychology

Paperback

The most authoritative dictionary of sociology available. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date concepts and contemporary... [more]

$24.95

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