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Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd

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  • Biographical Dictionary 2007by Camilla Rockwood

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary remains a uniquely fascinating and far-reaching reference work. With 18,000 biographies, this thoroughly updated new edition boasts more entries than ever before, with unrivalled coverage in areas such as sport, music, politics and film. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it illustrates... more...

  • Dictionary of Quotationsby Una McGovern

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 45.00

    The most up-to-date dictionary of quotations available, Chambers Dictionary of Quotations gives you a huge choice of more than 21,000 quotations from over 3,500 authors, from ancient times to the present day. With a truly international outlook, these quotable quotes are drawn from a wide variety of sources including television programmes, political... more...

  • Foyle's Philaveryby Christopher Foyle

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 14.99

    A treasury of unusual words collected by one of the foremost names in the UK book trade. Introduction by the author. Personal commentaries on many words. Clear and attractive presentation. A perfect gift for aficionados of language. The word 'philavery' was invented to describe this book – a collection of words chosen simply on the grounds... more...

  • Literary Charactersby Una McGovern

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 45.00

    Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters gives up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the characters of the classics to the main figures in popular contemporary literature. Over 6,500 entries provide a guide to the wealth of characters created by writers in English – from the Wife of Bath to Bertie Wooster, and Tom Sawyer to Harry Potter.... more...

  • Common Errorsby Mike Munro; Kay Cullen

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 10.00

    Explains the difference between easily-confused words, such as &osq;economic&csq; and &osq;economical&csq; Panels cover trickier topics such as the split infinitive; Symbols show correct and incorrect usage at a glance. Aimed at anyone who wants to learn to avoid the errors and pitfalls that occur most frequently in English, this handy book contains... more...

  • Chambers Good Writing Guideby Ian Brookes; Duncan Marshall

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 13.99

    Compiled by experienced language trainers; Packed with practical examples and tips; Explanations of points that often create problems, eg confusing words such as &osq;immigrate&csq; and &osq;emigrate&csq;. Chambers Good Writing Guide gives advice on not only how to write English correctly, but also how to write it well. The book explains everything... more...

  • Finding Things Outby Rhona Arthur; Eion Johnston; Sheila McCullough

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 10.00

    Packed with useful information and advice; Covers modern and traditional routes to accessing information; Helps you evaluate the reliability of sources; Handy checklists at the end of each section summarize the key points. Finding Things Out offers solutions to anyone who has ever had trouble tracking down essential information. It describes the techniques... more...

  • Job Applicationsby Gary Dexter

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 10.00

    Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of applying for jobs; Advice on how to give the right impression, from application to interview; Special focus on finding and applying for jobs online; Lots of examples illustrate good practice. Job Applications provides invaluable assistance to people at any stage of job-hunting in the modern world, whether currently... more...

  • Report Writingby Michael Munro

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 10.00

    An accessible guide to writing all kinds of report; Advises on structuring reports coherently; Gives guidance on using language clearly; Lots of examples show good practices in context. Report Writing is for anyone who has to write informative reports in work, for study, or elsewhere. This practical volume contains guidance on researching, structuring... more...

  • Pardon my Spanishby Joaquín Blasco; José A. Gálvez

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2009; US$ 13.99

    This pocket-sized Spanish slang dictionary gives thorough treatment of the most common words and phrases in current use. An unabashed, unprudish collection of non-standard language from the colloquial to the vulgar, it features thousands of examples that show how terms are used in context. More than just a list of 'rude words', the dictionary... more...