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- Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99
From its first appearance in 1855 to its recently published sixteenth edition, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has set the standard for books of quotations. Now, for the first time, more than 900 of the most endearing, expressive, and impassioned sayings about love--romantic, passionate, matrimonial, familial, patriotic, spiritual--have been carefully... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 84.00
Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99
Nothing is too outrageous for Damon Wayans. Whether he's talking about family, celebrities, racism, relationships, politics, or sex, Damon takes no prisoners. And in Bootleg, he brings it all on, uncut and uncensored: Marriage... What are the scariest words known to man? "Till death do us part." Why not until my car breaks down? Or until I run out... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00
Upon its publication, George Seldes's The Great Thoughts instantly took its place as a classic--a treasure house of the seminal ideas that have shaped the intellectual history of the world down through the ages. Seldes, a pivotal figure in the history of American journalism and a tireless researcher, spent the better part of his extraordinary lifetime... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 19.99
Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger?What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes?Who or what is liable to jump the shark?Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Proverbs are short, well-known, pithy sayings that offer advice or words of encouragement and are used in everyday English without much thought ever being given to their meanings, or indeed, usefulness. This book explores the truth behind our favourite proverbs, their history and whether they offer any genuine help to the recipient. more...
- Allison & Busby 2010; US$ 10.19
Does the sight of a house festooned in glowing coloured bulbs with an illuminated reindeer in the garden bring you out in a cold sweat? Or is the thought of endless cold turkey sandwiches enough to make you become a vegetarian? And what of the adorable little carol singers - does their out-of-tune wailing and screeching set your teeth on edge? And... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65
A brand-new, fantastic, enormous collection of 5,000 jokes, gags and one-liners -- indexed and categorised to help with finding the right joke for any occasion or audience, from Bar-Mitzvahs to bar-rooms. Two Nuns in a Bath is the consummate collection, with jokes on every subject under the sun, from lawyers to low-energy light bulbs. Two nuns... more...
- Aurum Press 2010; US$ 14.57
I Could Go On... Unpublished Letters to The Daily Telegraph Edited by Iain Hollingshead 'SIR -- My first thought on seeing your headline, "Pupils to be taught about sex at seven" was, "What, in the morning?"' In 2009 a small volume of unpublished letters to The Daily Telegraph, Am I Alone in Thinking...? captured the public imagination. For every... more...